US firm ASGCO has created the Complete Conveyor Solutions Magnetic Separator which it describes as an overhead magnet and ‘powerful non-electric material separator that is suspended over a conveyor or head pulley to efficiently sort out ferrous metals.
According to ASGCO, the overhead magnet has the magnetic intensity to extract all ferrous contamination, including very fine particles, in dry or wet conditions, according to the firm – all without needing an external power source.
This makes the novel Magnetic Separator ‘ideally suited’ for treating mixed metals, e-scrap, construction and demolition materials, as well as incinerator ash. Other applications include end-of-life plastics and discarded tyres.
The ‘self-cleaning’ device has been designed to attract metal that is ‘automatically and continuously’ removed from the magnet face by a belt that travels around the body of the magnet. A stainless steel cleated belt moves contaminants from product flow into a collection bin or chute.
Custom configurations are available to accommodate all belt sizes, with options for high temperatures and various belt materials, including armor clad belts, according to the firm.
Additionally, the ASGCO Magnetic Separator may be placed at an incline. Its ongoing cleaning system allows operators to significantly reduce downtime due to maintenance.
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