Magnetic separators utilize wire coils as well as direct currents to create a magnetic field which is then used to separate ferrous materials from nonferrous materials. These items are ideal in manufacturing settings where extracting metals is ideal for not only recycling but also for purifying the materials. This type of equipment has a number of other industries such as electronic waste recycling, materials recovery, municipal solid waste/biomass, bottom ash, construction, demolition, glass cullet and more.
These types of magnetic separators come in a wide range of configurations such as plate magnets, grate magnets, liquid line trap magnets, RF cartridges, deep reach separators, pulley magnets, magnetic drums, suspended permanent magnets, super conducting hi-gradient magnetic separators and much more. Specific types of magnetic separators can be specialized for different tasks based upon the exact needs of an application which is where wet high intensity magnetic separators and eddy current separators play a role.