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Drum separators are used in applications where there is a high throughput of material to be processed and where there is a need to extract smaller ferrous particles from a given product stream. Our magnetic separator range is available in a wide range of sizes to suit a customers specific throughput requirements and can either have an internal permanent or electromagnet system depending on the application.

Operating Principle

Magnetic drums are constructed with a 180-degree stationary magnet system, around which a cover revolves. The material is fed onto the drum cover at the leading point of the magnet section. Magnetic materials will adhere to the drum cover as it revolves and will then be discharged behind the normal trajectory. Non-magnetic materials will free-fall forward following their normal trajectory.

For applications that may involve co-mingled materials, Mastermag can offer a magnet system that features an alternating pole arrangement as shown in the image below. This magnetic separator system enables the entrapped ferrous materials to flip over the magnetic poles as they move over the surface of the drum and become free from the non-metallic product.

We manufacture 4 types of drum separators, please click on the model’s tab above to find out more information, or download a brochure.