Certification And Compliance Initiatives
Industrial Magnetics, Inc. strives to provide our customers with the highest quality products and services. Listed here are just a few of the regulations and practices we comply with to provide users with the safest and most environmentally friendly magnetic products available. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our manufacturing process and standards compliance.
ASME B30.20 & ASME BTH-1 Standards
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has established standards for Below-The-Hook Lifting Devices. B30.20 standard applies to the marking, installation, inspection, testing, maintenance and operation of all lifting devices. As applied to lifting magnets in which the operator of the lifting magnet is required to manually position the lifting magnet on the load and manually guide the load during its movement, or in close proximity to people. ASME BTH-1 addresses only the design requirements of a Below-The-Hook lifting device. The standard should be used in conjunction with ASME B30.20.
Lifting devices designed to this Standard shall comply with ASME B30.20 & ASME BTH-1 Below-The-Hook Lifting devices.IMI ASME B30.20 and BTH-1 Compliant Products
Hazard analysis and critical control points
What is HACCP?
HACCP is an internationally recognized preventive risk management system and stands for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points. HACCP based Food Safety Programs are necessary to meet many regulatory, industry and audit expectations. It addresses food safety from biological, chemical, and physical hazards by requiring the identification and control of potential hazards at specific points in production processes.
HACCP International offers certification for equipment, materials and services that are suitable for use in food facilities that operate in accordance with a HACCP-based food safety program. To be eligible for certification, items must have an impact on food safety, or must make a contribution to food safety.
HACCP International Certified IMI Products
The Industrial Magnetics Separation Magnets listed here are certified by HAACP International as suitable for direct contact with food products and for use in the operation of a HACCP based Food Safety Program.
Note: All of our HACCP International certified separation magnets require our Sanitary Grade product finish. Model's that utilize 1 inch diameter magnet tubes require our "HACCP" magnetic circuit design.
HACCP Related Services
17 IMI employees, including regional managers, engineering, operations and inside sales personnel, have been certified as HACCP Managers from the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA). This certification validates their working knowledge for meeting government, industry, and auditor requirements for the development of an effective HACCP plan, including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
- Magnetic Plant Audit And Survey - Reports include documentation for HACCP and QA requirements.
- Preventative Maintenance Service - Make sure your magnetic equipment continues to function properly and meet QA/QC requirements
IMI Magnetic Separation Equipment has been accepted by the United States Department of Agriculture AMS (Agricultural Marketing Service) as in compliance with two food processing equipment programs:
- Dairy Equipment Review Program
- Meat and Poultry Equipment Review Program
The acceptance certifications are based on criteria, guidelines and principles from two respective standards:
- USDA Guidelines for the Sanitary Design and Fabrication of Dairy Processing Equipment
- USDA Guidelines for the Evaluation and Certification of the Sanitary Design and Fabrication of Meat and Poultry Processing Equipment which utilizes NSF/ANSI/3-A SSI 14159-1-2014 Hygiene Requirements for the Design of Meat and Poultry Processing Equipment
USDA Accepted IMI Products
The USDA AMS specialists base the equipment reviews on an examination of engineering drawings and of actual processing equipment. The IMI metal separation products that have been accepted by the USDA AMS include:
What is RoHS?
RoHS (Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances) regulations limit or ban specific substances -- lead, cadmium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), mercury, hexavalent chromium, and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants – in new electronic and electric equipment.
What is RoHS compliance?
RoHS compliance means acting in full accordance with RoHS regulations and documenting your testing for RoHS controlled substances.
Does Industrial Magnetics, Inc. comply with the RoHS Directive?
Yes, all of our stock product is manufactured in compliance with RoHS regulations.Download Our RoHS Compliance Statement
California Proposition 65
The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, commonly known as Proposition 65 (Prop 65), requires businesses to provide a “clear and reasonable” warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing anyone in California to a listed chemical. The list which the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published May 25, 2018 contains 975 chemicals that are known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Industrial Magnetics' products have been reviewed for listed content. Any products that contain listed chemicals and present exposure to a potential hazard are appropriately labeled with the required warning.
Inconsequential chemical content is also present in the composition of formed metal components, or in their surface treatment such as plating. This content does not exist in a leachable form on the product surfaces - it is permanent in the absence of destructive methods or abuse. For these products the presence of the chemical alone does not present potential risk to a person’s health, and warnings are not indicated.
Individuals are encouraged to visit the California OEHHA website for additional information at https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65Download Our California Proposition 65 Statement
Consumer Product Safety Act: Part 1240
Industrial Magnetics, Inc. does not market its products for consumer use; products are designed with intent for industrial use in the manufacture of durable goods. IMI is a B2B entity and has never promoted, defined or otherwise marketed its products for use in puzzle working, sculpture building, mental stimulation, or stress relief. IMI does not market its products as sets or for use in sets with the intent for consumer use in conjunction with any other products.
Download Our CSPA-1240 Statement
§ 1240.2 Definitions.
(a) The definitions in section 3 of the Consumer Product Safety Act 15 U.S.C. 2052 apply to this part 1240.
(b) Magnet set means: Any aggregation of separable magnetic objects that is a consumer product intended, marketed or commonly used as a manipulative or construction item for entertainment, such as puzzle working, sculpture building, mental stimulation, or stress relief. Relevant factors in determining intended uses of a magnet set include, but are not limited to: The manufacturer's stated intent (such as on a label or Web site), if reasonable under the circumstances; the content and nature of advertising, promotion, marketing, packaging, or display relating to the product; and the uses for which the product is commonly recognized by consumers.
(c) Individual magnet means: An individual magnetic object intended or marketed for use with or as a magnet set as defined in paragraph (b) of this section.
Industrial Magnetics, Inc. warrants that all permanent and electro magnet products as supplied by us do not contain the Conflict Minerals as described by Dodd-Frank Act, section 1502, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Conflict Mineral Rule on the restrictions of the use or import of the certain restricted substances from countries listed below.
- Tin (Cassiterite)
- Tungsten (Wolframite)
- Tantalum (Columbite-Tantalite)
Countries Apply to the Act:
- Democratic republic of the Congo
- Central Africa Republic
- South Sudan
- Zambia, Angola
- The Republic of the Congo, Tanzania
Products supplied by Industrial Magnetics, Inc. are Alnico, Ceramic, Neodymium, Samarium Cobalt and flexible magnets. All are compliant with the conflict Minerals Rule.Download Our Conflict Minerals Statement
After studying the documentation regarding the European REACH directive and canvassing our sub-suppliers, Industrial Magnetics, Inc. verifies that the articles that we supply do not compromise any initiative of the REACH directive.Download Our REACH Statement