Plastic Recycling Operation Installs Bunting Drawer Magnet
The latest HS Drawer Magnet has just been boxed ready for despatch to a Plastics Recycling company in France. The Magnetic Separator was manufactured in the Bunting Magnetics European manufacturing facility in Berkhamsted, UK.
The French Plastics Recycling operation will install the HS Drawer Magnet to capture and remove ferrous metal contamination from the reclaimed plastic.
HFS Drawer Magnets are commonly used in virgin and secondary plastic processing operations. The Magnetic Separator is equipped with powerful Neodymium Rare Earth Tube Magnets which enable the capture of both very fine iron and also work-hardened Stainless Steel.
How the HFS Drawer Magnet Works
In operation, material falls under gravity into the opening of the HFS Drawer Magnet. Inside the housing are two rows of Tube Magnets, staggered to ensure that all the product has to pass over the surface of a magnet. The magnetically susceptible particles are attracted and held onto the surface of the Tube Magnet, whilst non-magnetic material passes through.
The HFS design of Drawer Magnet enables easy-cleaning of the Tube Magnets. Unlike other designs of Easy-Clean Grate Magnet, the Tube Magnets are not positioned within an outer tube and are in direct contact with the product. This ensures maximum magnetic particle capture.
When the Tube Magnets need to be cleaned (daily cleaning is a recommended minimum requirement), the extended Tube Magnets are manually pulled outside the housing using an external handle. Any captured magnetic material is stopped from being pulled outside the housing by specially designed Grommets. These Grommets are positioned in the side of the housing and fitted tightly around each Tube Magnet. Each Tube Magnet has a non-magnetic tapered end which, on reaching the Grommet, allows the captured metal contamination to fall into a separate collection bin. The Tube Magnets are then fully cleaned and ready to be re-introduced into the product stream.
Typical Features of the HFS Drawer Magnet
- For Gravity Flow Applications in All Industries;
- Configurable design to suit the flow of materials and separation required;
- High duty construction, for long life;
- Large range of sizes, magnet types and finishes available;
- Easily fitted into existing systems, optional top and bottom transitions available;
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