Magnetic Products, Inc. (MPI) recently announced that it shipped what the company believes is the world’s longest beltless magnetic conveyor to the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, MO, operated by Alliant Techsystems. Traditionally, beltless magnetic conveyors range in length from 3’ to 20’. ATK approached MPI with an unusual request: The plant’s new material handling line would require a conveyor that measured more than 90 feet. The resulting conveyor:
- Is able to move ferrous metal objects by means of powerful permanent magnets located below a non-magnetic stainless steel slider bed.
- Has no external moving components except for the drive motor assembly, meaning that the liquid-tight sealed conveyor housing can be completely submerged in machine reservoir tanks.
- Uses an internal self-adjusting take-up system to eliminate the need for maintenance.