Auto-Shuttle Magnetic Separator

Automated cleaning magnetic separator for 24/7 processing

  • Magnetic separator ideal for dry powders and granulate
  • Fully automated, ideal for 24/7 processes
  • ATEX approved versions available
  • Removes ultra-fine ferrous particles
  • Ideal for any vertical free fall process

Overview - Auto-Shuttle Magnetic Separator

Process protection for 24/7 processing lines

The Auto-Shuttle magnetic separator can carry out a full clean without the need to stop the process. The magnetic separation unit is supplied with a pre-programmed PLC that can either work independently or connected to the central control rooms system for remote activation or monitoring.

Reed switches are fitted to each end of the separator tubes to indicate the position of each magnetic core. The full system remains air tight throughout normal operation making it suitable for environments where ATEX equipment is required.

Also available are the Auto-Shuttle Double Row, Triple Row & Quadruple Row for higher intensity magnetic separation.

Applications

  • Suitable for magnetic separation of dry powders, granulates, flour, sugar and salt
  • Can be installed in any vertical process line

Overview
The magnetic cores remain in the process chamber until a cleaning signal is given. Then, compressed air is fed into each separator tube forcing the core to the other end of the unit. The contamination follows the core, which first passes through the product return chamber to prevent the loss of good product, and into the cleaning chamber where the collected contamination is deposited. The cleaning chamber is fitted with a transition piece, which allows a collection container to be fitted. It is this container that is removed to assess the collected contamination.

Benefits

  • The Auto-Shuttle magnetic separator helps to remove ferrous metal contaminants and magnetic stainless steel particles down to micron size.
  • Designed to meet the demands of the food industry's hygienic standards
  • Automatic self-cleaning, ideal for 24/7 operation
  • Suitable for control room connection

Performance

  • Magnetic performance: 7000, 9000 and 10000 gauss
  • Performance reading: On tube surface
  • Magnet grade: N35 & N45 - Inspected and confirmed via hysterograph prior to use
  • Temperature: -5°C / +40°C
  • Pressure: + / - 0.2 Bar

Construction

  • Magnetic material: Rare Earth Neodymium Iron Boron - (NdFeB)
  • Housing: 316 grade stainless steel
  • Tubing: 316 grade stainless steel
  • Sealing: Self adhered white foam
  • Surface finish: Brushed internally and externally to 1.2μm
  • PLC: Siemens

For manual clean gravity feed separation see Easy Clean Housed Grids 

See our free guide 'Is Stainless Steel Magnetics' to learn more about Stainless Steel and how Magnetic Separators, as well as Metal Detectors play a critical role in the food industry.