Bunting® Introduces Quick Cleaning Center-Flow Bullet Magnet August 26, 2010
NEWTON, KS – Bunting® Magnetics Co. has developed a new Center-Flow Bullet Magnet that is easy to clean. This new design reduces the pressure drop through the housing and can be cleaned in seconds.
“Our new design allows for quicker cleaning than our older models and other models on the market,” stated Rick Bigham, Bunting® Product Manager – Magnetic Separation. “Also, other pneumatic inline magnets on the market can experience pressure drops that negatively affect the performance of a production facility. Our unique design is ideal for dilute-phase operations because it maintains product velocity and integrity with no appreciable drop in pressure.”
The new design maintains a 15 psi rating for all types of dilute-phase pneumatic or gravity-flow conveying lines. It also features a one-piece gasket that improves sealing along the production line. This eliminates leaking which other models on the market can experience. Bunting® Center-Flow Magnets are engineered to remove ferrous fines as well as larger pieces of tramp iron from dry particulates. To achieve optimum contact with the product flow, a bullet-shaped magnet is suspended in the centerline of the housing. This tapered, exposed-pole cartridge has a stainless steel “nose cone” to direct the flow of material around the magnet. The exposed poles provide superior holding force.
In addition, the poles are tapered to provide a static recess area where small metal fines can collect and hide out of the air stream to avoid wipe-off. The trailing end of the magnetic cartridge is an active pole, and any tramp metal that might be swept down will be collected on the “protected” end of the magnetic cartridge. The magnet housing features a hinged cover which opens exposing the magnet. The magnet is removed from the housing and is cleaned by wiping the tramp metal down the cartridge and off the end.
An optional clear sight glass is available which allows the operator to see inside the housing without opening the cover. The Center-Flow Magnet is available with Ceramic or Rare-Earth magnets.
“It can be installed easily in any position or angle with factory supplied compression couplings,” stated Bigham. “This means it can be installed in vertical or horizontal piping. Customers should strongly consider factors such as line size and pressure, product characteristics, and ease of cleaning when selecting placement for these magnets.”