Eriez Provides Magnet Safety Information

Magnet safety guide presented through Eriez' Orange University Web resource.

October 1, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products

Eriez, an Erie, Pa.-based manufacturer of industrial separation equipment, has posted information to its website designed to educate and assist operators with regard to proper safety precautions and procedures when handling magnetic equipment. The information is provided through Eriez’ Orange University, available at

“Industrial strength magnetic separators play a very important role in manufacturing facilities across the world. If handled properly, they are a safe, efficient way of removing unwanted ferrous contamination,” says Bill Dudenhoefer, manager-separation products. “If not handled properly, injuries and property damage can occur.  Potential injuries include everything from minor pinched fingers to more serious crushed hands and even the loss of extremities.”

In an effort to avoid any magnet-related accidents or damage, the Eriez website provides detailed magnet safety information regarding awareness, proper magnet handling, transportation and storage, medical devices that could be affected while handling magnets, credit card malfunctions and permanent damage to electronic devices that come in contact with magnets.

The magnet safety information is provided through Eriez Orange University, a comprehensive educational resource that includes Eriez’ mobile training center, literature library, free tools, newsletters, videos, articles, the Eriez Technical Center and more. More information about Orange University is available at

Eriez specializes in industrial separation technologies. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents. More information is available at