Eclipse Magnetics has launched its new high intensity hopper magnet designed and manufactured for the plastics processing industries.
The hopper guard can be used in most powder or granulate applications to remove ferrous and para-magnetic contamination, including sub-micron sized particles. The magnetic grid unit can be manufactured to any size with any number of rods, in both circular and square designs, and it can be installed in existing chute work or machinery with minimal disruption.
Typical installation points include free-fall pre-silo feed, post silo on feed to extruder, or moulder hopper feeds. A range of hopper guards to separate metal from polymers and avoid damage to nozzles and hot-runners is also available.
Metal contamination can occur in almost all areas of any plastics processing plant and can have a significant impact on the overall quality of the finished product. The company says that its range of magnetic separators ensures the purity of a variety of typical plastic processing applications, as well as helping to protect equipment from repairs to blow moulding, injection moulding, extruding and compounding machines.