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2018 Review

Magnets UK

A Look Back at our News & Blogs in 2018 2018 proved to be another exciting year.  Despite the spectre of BREXIT, business overseas continued to flourish and grow.  We attended a number of international exhibitions, securing orders on the stand.  There have also been concerns on the UK mainland about waste management and especially…

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Electro Overband Magnet Selection

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The range of Master Magnets’ Electro Overband Magnets is extensive.  Selecting the optimum design of Electro Overband Magnet to perform a specific separation task is critical.  Poor magnet selection could result in damage to processing equipment or a reduction in product quality.  To aid the correct selection, Master Magnets applications engineers have developed a bespoke ‘Electro…

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Magnetic Disc Separator for Processing Coltan

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A Magnetic Disc Separator (MDS) has been manufactured and despatched to Nigeria for use in the processing of Coltan (a combination of columbite and tantalite).  The Magnetic Separator is used in a process to primarily extract Tantalum.  Tantalum is a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for electric cars, mobile phones and other…

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Electro Overband Magnet Removes Metal from Copper Ore

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The photograph shows a large self-cleaning Electro Overband Magnet packed and ready for despatch to a copper ore mine in Bulgaria.  This is the third Electro Overband Magnet purchased by the mine to remove tramp ferrous metal from the crushed ore. The Application The mine is installing the Electro Overband Magnet to remove tramp ferrous metal…

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3 Exhibitions In 3 Weeks

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After exhibiting at 3 trade shows in 3 weeks, we review each show and question whether there needs to be better planning of major trade exhibitions in the UK. Hillhead 2018 (26th to 28th June 2018) The 3-day show, in a quarry just outside Buxton, Derbyshire, UK, focuses on the quarry, aggregate, mining and recycling…

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Ferrite or Rare Earth Overband Magnet?

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The Permanent Overband Magnet is one of the most commonly used Magnetic Separators.  It is a simple system with a permanent magnet block positioned between two pulleys around which rotates a self-cleaning belt.  The Overband Magnet is positioned above a conveyor transporting material and when ferrous metal enters the magnetic field it is lifted and…

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Magnetic Separator & Metal Detector Solution, Hillhead 2018

Overband Magnet

On stand C9 at Hillhead 2018, Master Magnets will be demonstrating how the combination of Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors is the best way to protect crushers, screens and conveyors from damage caused by metal. Permanent Overband Magnet Removing the ferrous or magnetic metal is the first step taken to protect processing plant.  This is…

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Electro Suspension Magnets at West Burton Power Station

Suspension Magnets

Two (2) Master Magnets Oil Cooled In-Line Electro Suspension Magnets at the coal-fired West Burton Power Station located on the River Trent near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, UK.  The Electro Suspension Magnets remove tramp metal contamination from the coal to prevent damage to processing equipment and conveyor belts. Alstom Power employs some 3,500 people in the UK…

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Master Magnets Help Nigerian Mineral Processing

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Master Magnets manufactured five (5) high intensity Magnetic Separators for SODEX Mines in Nigeria.  The mineral processing company specialises in the production of Columbite concentrates that are used in the manufacture of superconductive alloys. Prior to contacting Master Magnets, SODEX Mines were using old and outdated magnetic separators.  Subsequently, they were experiencing difficulties in upgrading…

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