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This permanent magnet conveyor automatically removes and elevates ferrous materials such as chips, turnings and small parts without using moving external parts.
The conveyors use a continuous series of ceramic magnets to pick up and glide material along the stainless steel slider plate. Material is then discharged over the head end. According to the company, the liquid-tight construction allows lower conveyor sections to be completely submerged in coolant sumps or tanks. The working face is self-cleaning and excess fluids drain easily back into the tank, the company says.
The conveyors feature heavy-duty construction to provide virtually maintenance-free use. High-quality steel and non–magnetic stainless steel are used for the structure, slider plate and magnet assemblies. Some conveyor models feature the Tuf-Trac drive system, which is designed to operate quietly and maximize conveyor life.
Conveyors are supplied with magnets on 12″ centers, supported by twin roller chains or a double pitch chain with oversized rollers. Motor size ranges from 1/3 to 10 hp, depending on the size of the conveyor and material to be moved. For restricted areas under smaller machines, or where a relatively small volume of material is to be moved, a 6 1/4″ -deep conveyor is available.
A variety of conveyor configurations, in virtually all sizes and widths, can be assembled from standard sections. This makes it easy to provide special units to service hard-to-reach areas under presses, mills, cutoff saws or other machines, the company says. Standard conveyors are available as straight horizontal units or with an angle incline ranging to 90 degrees. A model is also available with a large, sweeping radius.
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Kevin Bennett has been with the company for over seven years.