Food Grade Magnetic Trap

Magnetic separators for liquids or slurries

Models 110, 115, 120, 130, 135, 145, and 170

MagTraps are magnetic separators for liquids, slurries, and pumped chunky products. These powerful magnetic line traps are available in more than 30 off-the-shelf models and an unlimited number of custom configurations when manufactured to customer specifications. Standard sizes for ½ to 6 inch lines. Metal trash and fines, including work-hardened stainless steel as small as 0.0001 inches are captured by powerful, rare-earth, neodymium magnets and held in-place until cleaned. Powered by proprietary, easy to clean, tube or plate circuits that operate to pressures of 750 PSI and temperatures of 500⁰ F.

All CESCO MagTraps are certified sanitary and guaranteed to meet or exceed current USDA and 3A standards.

Cesco Magnetics - example magnetic trap configurations

What Magtraps do

Magtraps remove the hazards of unwanted ferrous and work-hardened stainless contaminants from processing lines. They capture the very finest of particles that pass undetected through electronic metal detectors. Placed in front of pumps, screens and mills, they protect vital plant equipment from metal damage, with its costly resultant - downtime. When product purity is paramount, install a Magtrap in front of the filler. Magtraps work with virtually all pumped products. Their rare earth magnets catch all sizes of ferrous debris found in product lines. They also capture particles of work-hardened 304 and 316 stainless steels as well as nickel and carbide items that sometimes appear in process lines. Magtraps are available from 1/2" through 6" line sizes.

Two Magtrap Styles

Magtraps magnets are either enclosed in tubes (Models 130, 135, 135EC, 170 and Micro Magtrap) or in a flat plate configurations (Models 115, 120 and 125). Tube magnets are used for liquids, purees, and products with smaller (less than 1/2" ) included solids not susceptible to size reduction. Flat plate magnets are for products with fragile included solids (fruit preserves, cooked meat chunks, cottage cheese, etc.), chunks larger than 1/2", long, sinewy items, and products that are hard to pump.

Versatile and User Friendly

Magtraps can be supplied with all types of line connectors. Models 125 and 135 can have dissimilar inlet and outlet line sizes. Magtraps may be mounted in vertical, horizontal or sloped lines without affecting the magnetic efficiency. For complete drainage required by Clean-In-Place (CIP) systems (no sump area), install Magtraps in a vertical line. BestPump would be pleased to provide you with suggestions and information regarding your application. Complete instructions accompany every Magtrap.

Why Choose a Magtrap?

  • No electricity required
  • Built to last
  • No moving parts
  • Handles pressures upto 200 psi
  • Built to sanitary standards
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to clean
  • Clean-ln-Place (CIP) capable
  • Captures hazardous metallic Items that Electronic Metal Detectors miss
  • Available up to 300°F

Already Using Magtraps

  • Allen Canning Co.
  • American Licorice Co
  • Bama Pie Ltd.
  • Basic American Foods
  • Beatrice Companies Inc.
  • Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp
  • Ben & Jerry's
  • Best Foods / Hellman's
  • Binney & Smith
  • Bloomer Chocolate Co.
  • Blue Diamond Growers
  • Bordens Inc.
  • Brown & Haley
  • Bush Brother's & Co.
  • C & H Sugar
  • Cadbury Schweppes Inc
  • Campbell Soup Co.(s)
  • Carnation Co.(s)
  • Case Swayne Co.
  • Chef Francisco, Inc.
  • Churney Cheese
  • Coca-Cola Co., Foods Div.
  • Dairyman's Co-op Assn
  • Del Monte Corp.
  • Diamond Sunsweet
  • Dole Foods
  • Don Miguel Foods Inc
  • Entenmann's Baking
  • FDL Foods
  • Fantasy Flavors
  • Fiesta Canning Co
  • Folgers Coffee Co.
  • Friskies Pet Care
  • Frito-Lay Inc.
  • The Garlic Company
  • General Foods Corp.
  • General Mills Co.
  • Gerber Products
  • Ghiradelli Chocolate
  • Green Giant Co.
  • Haagen-Dazs Co.
  • H.J. Heinz
  • Hershey Foods Corp.
  • Geo. A. Hormel & Co.
  • Hunt Wesson
  • Iowa Beef Products
  • Kal Kan Foods
  • Kerr Concentrates
  • Knott's Berry Farm Foods
  • Kraft Foods
  • Kraft Dairy Group
  • Kroger Co.
  • Lamb-Weston Inc.
  • Lee Kum Kee
  • Leprino Foods
  • Land O'Lakes Inc
  • Lennox Fine China
  • Lyons-Magnus
  • M & M/Mars
  • McCormick & Co.
  • Oscar Mayer Foods Corp.
  • Mrs. Smith Frozen Foods
  • Nabiscos Inc.
  • Nalley's Fine Foods
  • Nestle Food Corp.
  • Neese Country Sausage
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries
  • Ore-Ida Foods, Inc.
  • Pet, Inc.
  • Pillsbury Co.
  • Planter Peanuts
  • Portion-Pac, Inc.
  • Proctor & Gamble Co.
  • The Quaker Oats Co.
  • Ralph's Grocery
  • Ralston Purina Co.
  • Ramsey / S.I.A.S.
  • Rich Products Corp.
  • Ross Laboratories
  • Sara Lee Corp.
  • Pace Foods Inc
  • Van den Bergh Foods Co.
  • Safeway Stores
  • SK Foods
  • J.M.Smucker Co.
  • A.F. Staley Co.
  • Star-Kist Food Inc.
  • Stokely USA, Inc.
  • Stouffer Foods Corp.
  • Sunkist Growers Inc.
  • Sun-Maid Growers
  • Tree Sweet Products
  • Toma-Tek
  • Tyson Foods
  • Tri-Valley Growers
  • Van Camp Seafood Co
  • Vlasic Foods, Inc
  • Weight Watchers Foods
  • Wyeth Laboratories