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Wet Low Intensity Magnetic Separators (WLIMS)

(WLIMS)Wet Low Intensity Magnetic Separators



Wet Low Intensity Magnetic Separators (WLIMS)


Designed for automatic, continuous recovery of magnetite or ferrosilicon in heavy media operations and concentration of ferrous and weakly magnetic ores

Model HMDA Wet Drum Separators improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of media recovery in heavy media operations.  Obsoleting the old "gauss at two inches" standard for selecting wet drum separators, Eriez engineers base their design and application on two fundamental factors: flux density and flux gradient within the separation area.




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Operating Features of Wet Drum Magnetic Separators

The variables affecting the collection of ferromagnetics in a wet drum magnetic separator are:

  1. Magnetic field strength. The magnetic field strength must be sufficient to effectively collect ferromagnetic minerals.
  2. Hydraulic capacity. Ferromagnetic recovery is directly related to the flowrate through the separator. As the flowrate increases, the slurry velocity and consequently the fluid drag force increases which tends to detach more magnetite particles from the opposing magnetic field.
  3. Percent solids. The percent solids of the feed directly affects the selectivity of the separation. As the percent solids increases, the slurry becomes more viscous minimizing the effects of the fluid drag to assist in the separation of the silica.
  4. Ferromagnetic content. Any given wet drum magnetic separator has the characteristic of removing a limited amount of ferromagnetics based on the diameter of the drum, peripheral speed, and the magnetic field strength.  This is referred to as the “magnetic loading”. Exceeding the limits of this magnetic loading will result in increased magnetite losses.

There are two distinct applications for wet drum magnetic separators. One application is the recovery of magnetite or ferrosilicon in a heavy media process. The other is the concentration and recovery of magnetite from iron ore.


Multiple voltage options available upon request.

Product Table

Item Name Part Number Description

WLIMS 48" Pilot












48X16 Pilot Plant Wet drum (HMDA or CDA applications. Interchangeable tank MMPB- 470 PC-506

  • 48 inch diameter by 16 inches drum width, 12 inches magnet width.
  • HMDA construction, cast aluminum heads, 304 SS shell.
  • 304 SS wear wrap
  • 1-1/2 HP motor with chain and sprocket drive. (Available for 460/60 or 380/50)
  • 1000 Gauss Interpole magnetic element (see available optional elements below)
  • Universal carbon steel support frame; accepts other tank styles without modifications
  • 304 SS Counter-Current tank style (See available interchangeable tanks below).
WLIMS 48" - Optional Magnetic Elements 506a

For MMPB-470 PC-506 - 1150 Interpole

WLIMS 48" - Optional Magnetic Elements 506b

For MMPB-470 PC-506 - 850/1000 Gauss, High Gradient

WLIMS 48" - Optional Interchangeable Tanks 506c For MMPB-470 PC-506 - Self Leveling Counter - rotation tank style
WLIMS 48" - Optional Interchangeable Tanks 506d For MMPB-470 PC-506 - Conventional counter rotation tank style

WLIMS 12" Lab








12" diameter X 6" magnet width Lab model L-8 electro wet drum magnetic seperator (WLIMS) (B-810) (PC-518)

  • Universal stainless steel tank for concurrent and counter-rotation operation with one plexiglass side for observation.
  • 1/3 HP TENV drive motor.
  • Eriez Model LWD control box incorporating a variable DC power supply with ammeter, voltmeter and drum motor starter reversing switch for operation from voltage specified below.
  • (A) Remote Mounted Control for operation from 115/60 - use drawing 2N-201311056 AND 1N-201313045 and C-1N-661137.
  • (B) Remote Mounted Control for operation from 220/50 or 230/60- use 1N-201306424 and 2N-201311056 Approximate Wattage: 470 


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