Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI), Boyne City, Michigan, has announced that it has expanded its production capabilities for large, cross-belt electromagnetic separators. With the use of a new crane bay, the company says it has manufactured and shipped a 20,143-pound suspended magnetic separator.
According to IMI, the magnetic separator, measuring 139 inches by 72 inches by 38 inches, will not hold the record for long. Already in the works is a 27,199-pound magnet, that will measure 128 inches by 84 inches by 42 inches.
These large, electromagnetic separators are used to remove tramp metal from conveyed product in industries such as mining, aggregate, recycling, tire shredding, foundry, wood chip, pulp and paper, power generation and construction and demolition.
Dennis O’Leary, IMI chief business development officer, says, “Many of our customers are drawn to the short, four-week lead time and 10-year coil warranty we offer on these products. Now, with our new crane bay, the sky is pretty much the limit on what we can offer them sizewise.”
The crane, manufactured by Konecranes, is capable of handling up to 40 tons and is integrated with a special loading bay for handling the large trucks required for shipping.
More information on IMI’s manufacturing capabilities for electromagnetic separators is available from IMI’s Tramp Metal Group by calling 888-582-0821.