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Introducing a safer option!

QUALITY AUSTRALIAN-MADE STATIC OVERBELT MAGNET

Introducing a safer option!

Pulling large tramps off an Overbelt Magnet or Tramp Iron Magnets, as they are sometimes called is a task in itself. There is a high risk of hand injury as the metal is often sharp, and a lot of force is required to remove it from the magnet.

MSA has offered easy-to-discharge Tramp Iron Magnets for many years now with growing demand since the 2016 Report “In Safe HandsThe State of Hand Protection in Australia, compiled by the National Safety Council of Australia Foundation and Ansell.

Our Stainless-steel drawers make cleaning operations simple and safe. The drawer can be easily pulled out from under the magnet, and the collected tramps will fall from the magnetic field for an easy and safe collection (shown in the below video). Quality bearings are used to prevent the collected tramps from pinning the drawer to the magnet, and a stopper is in place to prevent the drawer from opening too far and falling.

 

Imported magnets trying to copy our concept usually have more rudimentary designs without bearings and stoppers. These basic copies often result in the captured tramp pinning their drawer to the bottom of the magnet. MSA has seen drawers that open over the belt which discharge back into the burden, instead of being discharged off to the side of the conveyor belt, as our Overbelts do.

A truly dependable means of tramp metal extraction:

  • These Australian-made units are installed over conveyors to remove unwanted iron and steel items, such as machinery damaging roof bolts, bucket teeth, or product contaminating items like fencing wire, screws, staples, and other steel items.
  • Eyelets are rated for shear loads allowing flexibility in your install.
  • All MSA units conform to current engineering standards and best practices.
  • Large stockholding, rapid delivery of spares and components.

 

This video explains the difference between an Australian Made and an Import Overbelt Magnet:

 

Manufactured in Australia, the Static Over-belt Suspension Magnets are high-quality and durable machines. They are designed to provide low maintenance and effective metal separation. Protect yourself and others from injury with our quality, easy, and safe-to-discharge magnet from MSA Magnetics.

Let us know your needs by contacting us here, or call our friendly team on 1800 466 246.

Are you aware there are deep field and shallow field Lifting Magnets available?

Deep field (Passive Shunting) Lifting Magnets have been used for many decades in Australia. In the last ten years shallow field (Active Shunting) Lifting Magnets have been gaining in Popularity.

To understand why we need to look at the differences and what that means in the workplace.

Deep field magnets are generally durable robust pieces of equipment, but many people are not aware that they will only lift their advertised capacity at the depth of their magnetic field.

This depth varies between sizes. An average PML 500kg magnet has a 40mm deep field. This means it is only rated to lift 500kg if the material you are handling is 40mm thick. If the material is 20mm thick this 500kg magnet is rated to lift 350kg.  A 1-tonne deep field magnet typically has a 60mm deep field, so on 20mm material thickness, it is rated to lift 350kg which is the same as a PML 500kg magnet.

A shallow field magnet rated to lift 400kg has a 12.7mm deep field so it can lift 400kg of 12.7mm material. When you are handling 20mm plate it is still rated to lift 400kg.

Interestingly, most deep field magnets are not rated to lift material less than 10mm thick while many shallow field magnets are rated on material as thin as 0.5mm thick.

So, what that means in the workplace when you are using deep field magnets, is there is more potential to mismatch the magnet to the load.

A mismatch like using a 1-tonne PML with a 60mm field to lift 15mm plate will result in the lever being very hard to actuate and very hard to turn off. The lever will be very forceful on release resulting in a risk of wrist injuries.

Furthermore, a calculation is required by the operator to ensure the magnet is rated to lift the material at the given thickness.

Using a shallow field magnet on material from 0.5mm to 25mm thick will ensure that the levers actuate in a gentle manner, reducing potential wrist injuries while reducing the risk of operator error due to misunderstanding their magnets capacity on various thickness’s.

At MSA we supply both types and are looking forward to offering advice on which type suits your requirements.

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