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New Eriez Xtreme RE7 is 13 to 40 Percent Stronger than Existing Magnets in Head-to-Head Pull Test Comparisons

Erie, PA, Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eriez® continues to lead the industry by advancing Rare Earth permanent magnet technology to the highest level ever with the company's new and improved Xtreme® RE7 Tube Circuit, which proved to be 13 to 40 percent stronger than other magnets on the market today in head-to-head pull tests. These extraordinary results for the new Xtreme RE7 are now being independently tested by The Pennsylvania State University, according to Eric Confer, Product Manager-Magnetic Separation.

Eriez Xtreme RE7


"The strongest Rare Earth tube magnetic circuit in the industry just got stronger," said Confer. "Independent testing by The Pennsylvania State University is underway, but preliminary indications are that the RE7 is proving to be the strongest technology available today. A number of competitive models hardly compare in terms of pull testing, gauss rating or both."

The Eriez Xtreme RE7 magnet circuit is available in all Eriez Tubes, Grates and Liquid Line Traps. It surpasses previous models and competitive units with greater holding force and improved separation efficiency. For customers in the process industries, the increased power of the Xtreme RE7 has a direct and positive impact on product purity and plant productivity.

According to Confer, the introduction of RE7 is a response to customer demand as processors and manufacturers in the food, plastics, pharmaceutical, mining, foundry, chemical and many other industries require increasingly powerful separation equipment. Confers adds, "What buyers will find particularly attractive is that these new Xtreme Rare Earth RE7 products are available at the same price as our previous Rare Earth products. That means more pull strength for the same dollar."

To check magnet strength, Eriez offers Pull Test Kits. When used properly, Eriez' Pull Test Kit helps users monitor the consistency of their magnetic separator by measuring the holding force of a magnet. "When utilizing a pull test kit, be aware these kits vary from manufacturer to manufacturer," says Confer. "There are some pull test kits out there that include a test piece ring that is actually magnetic. This can skew the results and show a magnet to be stronger than it truly is." He explains, "Eriez' Pull Test Kit uses a standard non-magnetic test piece to ensure the most accurate results."

Confer notes that Eriez offers free, on-site pull test services. "If you need to check your magnet strength, you can contact Eriez to arrange for one of our magnet specialists to visit your facility and pull test your permanent magnets free of charge." Some exceptions do apply, so contact a local Eriez representative for more details." For more information on Eriez Pull Test Kits and to view an instructional video, visit http://www.eriez.com/Products/PullTestKit/.

For more information on Eriez Xtreme RE7, visit http://ow.ly/RNfiL or contact an Eriez magnetic separation specialist by phone at 888-300-ERIEZ (3743) or via email at eriez@eriez.com.

Eriez is recognized as world authority in separation technologies. The company's magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid filtration, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents. For more information, call toll-free 888-300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit www.eriez.com or email eriez@eriez.com. Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506.

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CONTACT: Ed Stevens, Stevens Strategic Communications estevens@stevensstrategic.com John Blicha, Eriez jblicha@eriez.com

Source: Eriez