Bunting has completed the manufacturing of twenty-four (24) Drawer Filter Magnets for removing metal from plastics in a plastic product manufacturing operation in France.
BMS, Bunting’s representative in France, secured the order for the Drawer Filter Magnets. BMS specialise in providing technical support and process solution to the plastics sector.
Bunting originally designed the Drawer Magnets specifically for use in the plastics industry. In operation, plastic beads or granules flow, under gravity, into the body of the Drawer Filter Magnet, which has one or two banks of high-strength Neodymium Rare Earth Tube Magnets. The strong magnetic field of the Tube Magnets attracts any ferrous metal contamination and holds it securely on the surface of the Tube Magnets. Periodically, operators remove the Tube Magnets from the housing for cleaning and disposal of the captured ferrous metal contamination.
- Technical product information: Drawer Filter Magnets
Metal contamination is introduced at various stages within a plastics manufacturing process including equipment wear or breakdown. Such metal causes serious and costly damage to injection and blow moulding machines, as well as affecting the quality of the finished product. The Drawer Filter Magnet also removes problematic ferrous metal contamination from shredded or granulated plastic waste.
In the French plastic product manufacturing plant, space limitations resulted in the recommendation of the model LP-1600-PL Drawer Filter Magnet, a low-profile version with one single bank of three (3) high-strength Neodymium Rare Earth Tube Magnets. The housing is 180mm high with a square feed opening of 150mm. Top and bottom 6.35mm thick flanges enable easy installation. A 9.5mm thick clear polycarbonate removable side allows the visible checking of captured ferrous metal contamination without opening the main body of the Drawer Filter.
Bunting provides a wide range of metal contamination solutions for the plastics and plastic recycling industries. These include an extensive range of magnetic separators, metal detectors and eddy current separators.
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For further information on removing metal contamination from a plastics processing plant using Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors, please contact the Bunting technical sales team on:
Telephone: +44 (0) 1527 65858
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