Master Magnets launch new mobile eddy current separator
Company unveils latest mobile tracked MasterTrax unit following customer feedback
TECHNOLOGICAL advances in eddy current separation over the last 10 years have significantly improved the efficiency, recovery rates and throughput capabilities of machines that have always been one of the recycling operators’ soundest investments.
In many cases, according to Master Magnets, it is not uncommon for an eddy current separator (ECS) to pay for itself within the first six months of operation. In an attempt to improve the practicality of these systems, particularly for recycling sites that stockpile a large amount of their feed materials, Master Magnets’ ECS systems are now available as a mobile tracked machine.
Adrian Coleman, general manager of Master Magnets, said: ‘We wanted to bring a mobile eddy current separator to market that was not only superior in manufacturing quality to anything else available, but could also still be cost-effective for the end-user. Working closely with the highly reputable Steelweld Fabrications, based in Cookstown, helped us to produce a machine that is everything we had hoped for in terms of design, ease of use and durability.’
The MasterTrax model incorporates a 1,500mm wide Master Magnets ECS with a rare earth drum magnet for the removal of fine ferrous metals. Other key features of the mobile eddy current separator include: a vibratory feeder; three integrated inclined, hydraulic folding discharge conveyors; a 65kW generator (can also be powered via mains supply); onboard working lights; and an air-compressor for cleaning.
Rob Symons, owner of CRJ Services and user of the new MasterTrax machine, commented: ‘As a company that specializes in the hire of large plant and equipment, we need machines that our clients can rely on. Having purchased Master Magnets eddy current separators in the past, we can trust the quality of their manufacture and service.
‘However, customer demand for a mobile ECS unit is increasing all the time. We worked closely with Master Magnets on the design brief for the eddy current separator before teaming up with Steelweld to turn our vision into a fully operational production machine. We were very keen to purchase the first MasterTrax unit and we now have two machines in our fleet.’