Goudsmit presents a new type of magnet that can be easily installed in existing free-fall or chute processes in applications such as those found in the animal feed industry. The chute magnet consists of a powerful Neoflux® (Nd-Fe-B) plate magnet that is strong yet lightweight.
This magnet is a simple way of removing iron particles of approximately 60 µm to 5 mm in size from animal feed, powders and more. Important aspects for attaining good separation are that the magnet make optimum contact with the product, is easily cleanable and can also be easily integrated into existing production processes. The chute magnet has a fixed overall height but can be made to any width.
A chute magnet consists of a powerful Neoflux® (Nd-Fe-B) magnet, a hinge on which the magnet hangs, a cleaning plate and a mounting plate. During installation a location is sought where the product will make good contact with the magnet. We then make a hole in the existing ductwork at this spot and weld the mounting plate to the ductwork. The magnet is then mounted to it so the system is 100% sealed. This provides a means of safe, quick cleaning as well as optimum separation, which requires a chute angle of no greater than 45°.
From the standpoint of safety, the operator must operate the chute magnet with two hands. The magnets are secured in the outermost cleaning position, after which he has both hands free for cleaning and the process can be resumed.
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