Master Magnets Ltd



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Master Magnets Ltd has recently designed, manufactured and delivered an innovative 7.8 tonne magnetic ‘fraggy’ drum to function within an ELV (End of Life Vehicle) plant in Belarus.

Korpak JSC, situated in the Belarus capital Minsk, purchased a second hand ELV plant last year from Scotland but, unfortunately, not all of the equipment in the used plant worked. Korpak needed to replace a second hand drum.
Korpak came to Master Magnets with their problem. They needed a magnetic drum with a high efficiency, and a heavy duty design to give an increased working life.

A Fragmentiser Electro Magnetic Drum, our ‘fraggy’ drum, was recommended for this application, which was dimensionally similar to the previous drum used in the original plant ‘Fraggy’ drums are used for the continuous separation of ferrous from non-ferrous material, handling mainly fistsized objects.

We were able to provide Korpak with a custom-designed drum – with a transformer/rectifier to transfer the Belarus local electricity supply to direct current to power the electro magnet - with the added advantages of a:

  • Longer working life than the average drum, due to the heavy-duty structure and advanced air-cooling system.   
  • Higher magnetic intensity because of an improved cooling system and the specialised internal magnetic arrangements.
  • Greater separation of Ferrous and Non Ferrous due to an alternate pole arrangement which allows only ferrous material to be carried over the drum, preventing non-ferrous material from getting trapped.

Our ‘fraggy’ drums are in full operation at over a hundred sites throughout the world, including China and Australia, and customer feedback supports our success and expertise in this area.

The drums also have great longevity, as Operations Manager at Sims Bird Ltd testifies:  “We purchased a 60/90 rotary fragmentiser magnet in January 1995.  It has performed exceptionally well, processing approximately 240,000 tonnes and to date has had no electrical or mechanical defects/ breakdown. We have in the past used Steinert and Eriez fragmentiser magnets on both large and small applications, and although they performed well, we have no hesitation in choosing Master Magnets.’’

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