Burlington, ON (Vocus) March 27, 2009
The Wheelabrator® low-profile separator features a magnetic separation system incorporated into an air-wash separator. It is designed to magnetically separate steel shot from sand or ferrous from non-ferrous material via its magnetic rotating drum followed by the removal of fine waste material by the air-wash system. This technology is ideal for select applications in the automotive, aerospace, construction, pipeline and petroleum industries.
Unlike a standard air-wash unit, this process ensures the consistent removal of sand from the steel shot even under extremely heavy sand loads. The addition of a magnetic separator to a company’s blast system can increase the overall wear life of certain blast equipment component parts. This is because sand significantly increases the wear on blast equipment component parts.
Sand and abrasive (metallic) discharges from the elevator of a blast machine into the upper screw. This feeds a rotary screen where trash and other oversized particles are removed. The sand and ferrous abrasive mix passes through the rotary screen where it is metered onto the top of the magnetic drum. The ferrous abrasive is held against the drum to be released at the proper location while the sand is allowed to flow directly into a discharge hopper to a disposable container or transporter for reuse. The released ferrous abrasive mixture is directed to the air-wash system for removal of fines and reuse of the clean abrasive. The main advantages of this magnetic separation process include (1) reduced blast cycle times, (2) increased life of replacement wear parts, (3) reduced equipment maintenance costs, and (4) reduced overall abrasive consumption, providing beneficial savings for any company.
Wheelabrator Group is a global provider of surface preparation and finishing solutions. Committed to offering the broadest array of technologies, products, services and technical know-how, the Wheelabrator Group works closely with customers to deliver the best solutions for their specific requirements. The company's strategically located and electronically linked offices allow Wheelabrator Group to provide unrivalled customer service and support worldwide. For more information on Wheelabrator, visit the website at http://www.wheelabratorgroup.com
Wheelabrator products are protected by patents issued and pending in the United States and other countries.
Wheelabrator reserves the right to change the specifications referred to in this literature at any time, without prior notice.
Wheelabrator is a registered trademark of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc.
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