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Industrial Magnetics Earns U.S. Patent on Magnetic Housing

Industrial Magnetics Earns U.S. Patent on Magnetic Housing

The Pneumatic Line Housing from IMI incorporates a series of 1-in.-diam, 50 MgOe rare-earth tubes on staggered centers, versus a single center-flow cartridge circuit often chosen for pneumatic lines. This configuration ensures that all product flowing through the housing makes repeated contact with the magnets. The resulting capture rate of contaminants exceeds any other magnetic separator available for this application.

IMI's newly patented (U.S. Patent No. 8,474,629) self-cleaning model is a sealed unit that eliminates line pressure drops and surges, is leak-proof up to 15 PSI, and eliminates the need for manual removal of metal contamination. It is ideal for hard-to-reach locations and is suitable for processing dry, powder, and granular materials, as well as in automated processing operations. It can be used ahead of processing equipment and bulk load-out stations to ensure product purity and protect machinery from tramp metal damage, and is also available in a cart-mounted design for portable bulk unloading.

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