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Eriez Magnetic Scrap Drum Separators

Eriez magnetic drums have been used for many years in scrap metal yards to separate iron and steel from other materials.


Scrap Drums



Eriez Magnetic Scrap Drums

Using our sophisticated design software and unique magnetic circuits, Eriez provides permanent and electromagnetic scrap drums with deeper magnetic fields to reclaim ferrous materials in automotive shredder residue (ASR), materials recovery facilities (MRF), municipal solid waste (MSW), scrap metal yards, wood waste, slag, incinerator bottom ash, foundry sand and minerals processing applications.

Features and Advantages

Permanent Deep Field Magnetic Drums

This design uses permanent magnets and bucking poles to project a deep magnetic field capable of removing ferrous from distances of up to 15 inches (380 mm). The permanent scrap drums are ideal for applications with limited or unstable electrical power.

Electromagnetic Scrap Drums

The All Electro Agitator type utilizes a deep field rectangular core pickup magnet to reach out and grasp the ferrous, and a second rectangular-core agitator magnet to flip or agitate the ferrous, cleaning it of contaminants such as loose mud, paper, fluff and trash. Eriez also builds a nonagitating transfer design that uses a deep field radial pickup magnet and pole shoes to convey or transfer the ferrous around the drum shell to the discharge area.

Low Maintenance

The drum shell that contacts the ferrous material is made of heavy manganese steel and is abrasion resistant for extended operating life. Coil is warranted for three years.

No Jamming

Eriez drum separators are completely enclosed; there is no possibility of pieces of iron jamming internally and stopping their operation. Outdoor installation with exposure to the weather presents no problems.

Only Two Bearings

There is no scheduled maintenance on the drum separators other than the occasional lubrication of only two heavy duty bearings and the optional drive chain.

Easy Installation

The compactness of the drum separator and shaft clamp mounting blocks simplifies installation either by suspension or support from below.

Added Head Room

The rotation of the drum shell automatically elevates recovered metal to a higher level than the feed point, gaining valuable head room and elevation.



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