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Pneumag: Product Spotlight

pneumag magnetic separatorIndustries such as food and pharmaceutical production often involve the processing of dry goods such as powders and granules. This can be as raw ingredients or in a semi-finished or finished state. In dry form, these goods are often transferred from the various stages of production using pneumatic conveying systems. This involves blowing, pumping, or sucking air through a series of enclosed or airtight pipes. 

This can be at the unloading stage of raw materials during tanker or bulk bag discharge or at subsequent stages such as pre- or post-silo storage, mixing and blending right through to the packing of finished goods in bulk bags.

Pneumatic conveying can be categorised into lean phase pressure, lean phase vacuum, dense phase pressure, or dense phase vacuum. The lean phase methods involve moving lower material concentrations at higher speeds, whereas the dense phase usually involves higher material concentrations and is moved at lower speeds.

While fully enclosed, pneumatic systems are still at risk of contamination from ferrous particles. Either tramp metal entering the process at raw material intake or subsequent ultra-fine particles caused by process wear on equipment.

What is Pneumag?

Pneumag is a high-performance magnetic separator designed to fit in-line on lean or dilute phase conveying systems. A dense-phase option is also available. It consists of a stainless-steel housing that holds a series of high-intensity, easy-clean magnetic cartridges, or rods. 

How does Pneumag work?

removing metal from foodThe magnetic cartridges or rods are expertly positioned to ensure that the maximum flow of material is exposed to the magnetic field. When process material flows through the magnetic field, ferrous particles are attracted to the magnets, thereby removing contaminants from the process.

Cleaning is simple and can be done in minutes. The magnetic cartridges can be completely removed and then cleaned manually or by using the optional “easy-clean” design feature which allows removal of the magnetic cores from the cartridge. Click here to see how Pneumag works. 

Key Features

  • “Easy clean” magnetic housing design
  • Can be used at line speeds up to 30 metres per second.
  • Full stainless-steel construction
  • Standard inlet/outlet options range from 50 to 200mm.
  • Simple to install using pipe clamps or supplied flanged if required.
  • Includes an FDA-approved blue metal detectable seal.
  • Supplied with an anti-tamper cover plate.
  • Maximum operating temperature: 60 °C.
  • Can be installed vertically, horizontally, or inclined.

Key Benefits

  • Provides 24/7 protection against ferrous contaminants.
  • High-intensity Neodymium magnets ensure fine particle extraction.
  • Compact design: minimal additional space is required.
  • Provides an easy-access inspection point.
  • Low maintenance cleans in minutes.
  • No consumables are required; they are powered by permanent magnets.

Variations Available

  • Lean or dense-phase versions are available.
  • EHEDG version available
  • A pharmaceutical-grade version is available.
  • Magnet options range from 7,000 gauss to 12,000 gauss.
  • Higher operating temperature (up to 240 °C) versions are available.
  • Non-standard pipe sizes are available.
  • Higher pressure versions are available, up to =/- 3 bar.

Typical Industries

  • Food ingredient processing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Plastics processing
  • Chemical
  • Recycling

Typical Applications

  • Tanker discharge
  • Pre- and post-silo
  • Post-rotary valve
  • Post-industrial sifter
  • Pre- and post-holding bins and bulk bagging

Case Studies

Read more about how customers have safeguarded their processes by installing Pneumag:

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