Magnets for Food Processing

Manufacturing facilities are constantly struggling with metal removal.

Protect food quality, prevent expensive recalls

During production, dangerous ferrous metal can contaminate everything from baby food and fruit juice to: grains, chocolate; flour; sauces; canned fruits and vegetables, meats and potato chips.

A single food recall can cost a manufacturer more than $10 million according to Food Safety Tech. Given the expense, lost product and production time and risk to your brand, ensuring the quality of your food stream with separator magnets is critical.

Shields Magnetics has been providing magnets to the food industry for forty years.  Whether you need to remove ferrous metal from free flowing grains or liquid with an inline magnet or tramp iron from a conveyor belt with an overhead magnetic separator, we have a food grade solution for your application.


Conveyor Magnets, Belt Magnets and Separator Magnets play a key role in protecting food processing lines from dangerous ferrous metal. Monteted over the processing line or in chutes, magnets offer unmatched protection from scrap metal and dangerous product contamination:


  • All Stainless Food Grade Construction
  • Total Product Purification
  • Avoid Line Shutdowns

Every industrial magnet carries a lifetime guarantee on strength

Our entire line of magnetic separators carries a lifetime guarantee on strength and a full product performance guarantee.

All of our magnetic separators use powerful Grade 8 permanent magnets and can be ordered to spec.  We also provide electromagnets when applications require such. We’ll work with your to customize a separation system that will fit your facility and application perfectly.

CM3 Super Strength

Super Strength Type CM3

Auto Load Release Conveyor Magnet for High Volume Industrial Flow

Cross-Belt Magnets Overhead Magnetic Separator for Conveyor Belts

Cross-Belt Magnets

Overhead Magnetic Separator for Conveyor Belts

Grate Magnets

Grate Magnets

Designed to remove ferrous metal and tramp iron from free-flowing materials such as plastics, foods, cosmetics, grains and minerals.