IMI Unveils Round Drawer-in-Housing Magnet

September 3, 2019

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IMI Unveils Round Drawer-in-Housing Magnet
Industrial Magnetics Inc. round-shaped drawer-in-housing

Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI) has added a round-shaped drawer-in-housing for the separation of ferrous metal contaminants in dry, free-flowing powder and granular processing applications.

The round drawer-in-housing series is ideal for retrofit situations in gravity-fed systems where vertical space is limited. It eliminates the need for the “round-to-square” transitions that would be necessary on the inlet and outlet of square-drawer models, thereby reducing the overall vertical space needed for installation.

The product features two rows of magnetic tubes with 52 grade rare earth, Opti-B balanced circuits - a high-performance blend of 9500 gauss and 16.7 lb of pull strength on a ½-in. ball.

The two rows of tubes are aligned on alternating centers, forcing the product to flow in a zigzag pattern over the magnetic tubes. This cascade effect ensures maximum tramp metal separation, as the product has repeated contact with the magnetic tubes. For applications with height constraints, a low-profile model containing one row of magnetic tubes is also available.

Other features include an all-welded, food-grade, stainless-steel housing and a silicone gasket with T-handle clamps for positive sealing. Sidewall diverters increase product contact with magnetic surfaces, and a drawer guard prevents product from shelving.

The round housing is offered in standard inlet/outlet sizes of 4-, 5-, 6-, and 8-diam. Available options include: inlet and/or outlet flanges, tubes located on 3-in. centers for difficult flowing products, wear-resistant coating for abrasive products, and sanitary construction to meet USDA, HACCP, or other regulatory requirements.

Industrial Magnetics Inc., Boyne City, MI 888-582-0821

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