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Sheet separators


Magnetic sheet separators (sheet fanners or sheet floaters) separate sticky or oiled steel sheets and prevent two sheets from being picked up at the same time. This ensures that the production process proceeds smoothly. The permanent magnetic force remains constant throughout the years. Moreover, an expensive compressed air system is no longer needed for ‘blasting’ the steel sheets apart; sheet separators perform this task quicker and much less expensively.

For picking up steel sheets one at a time in the sheet-processing industry (e.g. automotive or steel industry).
Suitable for separating ferromagnetic sheets up to 4 mm thick, of nearly any shape, length or width; even round and asymmetrical shapes.

Pneumatically switched sheet separators are designed for automatic processes.


A powerful magnetic field automatically forces sheets apart and separates them; when the uppermost sheet is removed, the next rises immediately.

Installation examples

The arrows on the photo indicate the recommended direction of transport in which the plates can best be carried off after separation. To prevent malfunctions in fully automated production processes we recommend the use of a number of extra sheet separators.


Sheet separator edge installation

For optimum results it is best to place two sheet separators at the corner(s) of large stacks of steel sheets.

magnetic sheet fanner installation

Sheet separators placed across from each other ensure that the sheets do not begin to ‘float’.

Single magnetic sheet floater installation

For small sheets it is best to place the sheet separator in the middle of the shortest side.


Goudsmit magnetic sheet separators / fanner magnets are available in various versions:


Sheet separators ferrite

These sheet separators with ferrite magnet system from Goudsmit Magnetic Systems are suitable for the most common applications.

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Sheet separators neodymium (Neoflux®)

These sheet separators with extra strong Neoflux® (neodymium) magnet system have a compact design and are suitable for the separation of oiled, sticky or perforated sheets.

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Switchable sheet separators

Sheet separators with neodymium magnet system, pneumatically switchable (on/off). Suitable for automated processes. Makes is easy to add to or swap a stack of sheets.

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Sheet separators for special applications

Goudsmit has developed suitable solutions for specially shaped sheets and specific applications. We are happy to offer you advice concerning the available options for sheet separators.

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