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Product News - Parts Handling News: Drop Cart And Magnetic Separation
December 1, 1999
2 Min Read
Parts Handling News: Drop Cart And Magnetic Separation
EMI has introduced a new drop cart, which is said to be strong and versatile, as well a new way to separate parts without metal inserts from parts with metal inserts.
Drop cart has an H-style, eight-castor base that is said to provide maximum stability and extra maneu- verability. Height and angle can be easily adjusted.
The cart can be constructed of stainless steel or painted steel with a Mylar or ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene liner. A 32 x 48 in. unit with stainless steel bin, 8-in. sidewalls and eight castors is priced at $916. Other sizes are available.
Does your process involve mechanically inserting metal into parts? Then you know that there are times when some of the parts don't get the required inserts. This product was developed to separate parts without metal inserts from those with metal inserts.
Parts are moved on the conveyor to a magnetic separating unit. As parts near the end of the conveyor, angled diverters funnel them to the center of the belt where the magnetic force of the separating unit is the greatest. Within the separating unit is a cleated belt, which runs parallel to, and above the conveyor. A long, wide plate magnet, which extends almost the length of the enclosure, is positioned above the two belts.
As the parts with metal inserts pass under the magnet, they are drawn up to the cleated belt, which moves them over the magnet to the end of the enclosure. Once they have passed over the magnet, they drop into a waiting box. Parts without metal inserts continue to move on the bottom conveyor until they reach the exit end of the lower conveyor where they drop into a scrap box. The lower conveyor ends before the end of the magnet to allow room for both boxes.
Adjustable mounting plates allow the cleated conveyor and magnetic unit to be moved up or down. This allows the magnetic field to be adjusted to varying properties of different types of ferrous materials.
While this system was developed to remove parts without inserts from parts with inserts, it would work equally well in any type of application that requires ferrous material to be separated from non-ferrous material.
The system is made up of a TL-12-9-20 conveyor, an AF-12-3-20 with magnetic separator and swivel castors. It is priced at $4321.
EMI Plastics Equipment
Jackson Center, OH
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