Goudsmit Magnetics will introduce an automatically cleanable magnetic separator. This is used to remove metal particles (>30 µm) from powders in the food, chemical, ceramic, plastics and other industries. The Easy Cleanflow magnet has high magnetic flux density of over 12,000 gauss on the bars that come into direct contact with the product, as well as a deeply penetrating magnetic field that effectively makes powders and granulates iron-free at high flow rates. The magnet is dustproof to an overpressure of 1.5 bar and includes a simple controller. The cleaning requires 6 bar air and a 24 VDC start signal. The captured ferrous particles land in a collection tray.
The design consists of a single row of thick Ø50mm bars instead of the two layers of thin Ø25mm bars that were used previously. New measurement techniques, including simulations of magnetic fields and tests, have shown that this results in a higher separation yield. The thicker bars have a higher flux density and a deeper holding field, and remain in contact with the magnetic particles longer. An additional benefit is the reduced height of the magnet as a whole, which means it requires less installation height. Moreover, a single row of bars results in improved product flow, which is particularly beneficial when it comes to poorly flowing powders.