Food Engineering

Ferrous metal removal

February 1, 2010




Magnetic drum separators provide ferrous metal removal from dry bulk products in free-flowing processing systems. Material to be processed enters the top of the housing and flows across the surface of the drum. As the drum shell rotates around the stationary, 180° magnetic field, all non-ferrous product falls free from the drum into the cleaned material flow. Ferrous tramp metal is captured by the magnetic field and is held on the drum’s surface. As the drum rotates, the ferrous metal is carried past a diverter and released outside of the magnetic field. Options include custom inlets and discharge transitions, stainless-steel drum shafts, multiple drum assemblies, fine particle discharge and abrasion resistant facing. 

Industrial Magnetics Inc.; 231-348-5730; www.magnetics.com