A combination of magnetic separators and metal detectors is the best way to protect equipment from damage caused by metal, according to Master Magnets.
Its Mastertrax mobile eddy current separator (ECS) (pictured) incorporates a 1,500mm-wide high-intensity concentric ECS along with a rare earth drum magnet, providing separation of ferrous and non-ferrous particles down to 5mm.
Meanwhile, the company’s permanent overband magnet is used on mobile crushers, suspended over conveyers in quarries and mines, and is also used to recover steel beverage cans and other metals in recycling plants.
Master Magnets has both a self-clean version (with a revolving belt that automatically removes the captured metal) and a manual-clean.
Metal detectors are often positioned after magnetic separators to protect processing plant against damage from non-ferrous metals. The electronic TN77 metal detector is a tunnel-type unit that enables a continuous inspection of any non-metallic or non-conductive material, and identifies tramp iron and manganese steel.
The QTA metal detector is capable of detecting all tramp metals. For easily installation on belt conveyors, the QTA search coil dismantles at one end, eliminating the need to cut and re-vulcanise conveyor belts.