Magnetic conveyors are extremely useful particularly when handling any small to medium in size made of steel. They are often seen as "magic" conveyors as you cannot see any moving mechanical parts on the outside of the conveyor. The video below illustrates the working parts of a magnetic conveyor prior to them being covered by a stainless steel skid base.
The working parts are generally composed of a twin strand chain conveyor with magnetic bars attached which run underneath the stainless steel base.
Magnetic conveyors can run horizontally, or with an incline or decline. They can also be designed in the form of a swan-neck conveyor and also have a "waterfall" end where parts can cascade off, usually onto a further conveyor or into a bin.
Magnetic conveyors can be used for:
- Transferring parts from either straight under a press or from an internal conveyor from the press.
- They can be used to transfer small metal parts up and down extreme inclines between other conveyors and machines.
- A swan neck magnetic conveyor is generally used to convey parts upwards where they can be sent into a bin (generally for removal via a forklift).
The video below shows how useful a magnetic conveyor can be at handling small steel components, car parts, hollow metal parts and metal waste.
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