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MEI Online: Magnetic/Electrical Separation: Latest News: September 25th 2006


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:: Mastermag Type K 20th Birthday

Over the past 20 years, the Mastermag Type K overband separator has evolved in technology and performance, to become the best selling separator and a market leader in the Recycling and Quarrying industries, with over 10,000 units sold world wide.

The Type K started life 20 years ago, when Master Magnets Ltd pioneered the first Type K permanent overband separator to use with mobile crushers. The separator was designed to be lightweight with low running costs and requiring no power source for the magnet to operate, saving costs in the long run and making it the ideal solution for mobile crushers.

Before the development of the Mastermag Type K overband separator, extracting ferrous materials from a non-ferrous materials, including crushed concrete, asphalt, shingles, tyres, wood, glass and household refuse, required electro magnetic separation equipment. This was expensive to purchase and operate, and often too heavy and clumsy for use on mobile crushing plants.

The Type K was a breakthrough for the recycling and quarrying industries, in that it was the first product designed specifically for use with mobile crushers, and able to with stand most punishing and demanding conditions. Most importantly, it offered an economic and highly versatile alternative to electro magnetic separation, making it a good choice for a wide range of recycling and quarrying operations.

The Type K has undergone regular design updates and technical changes, as Master Magnets frequently improve product quality and performance based on customers needs and wants. During the past 20 years the Type K separator has also gained certain upgrades benefits, such as the frame construction has been designed and made stronger to give a greater rigidity separator, and the side guards have been modified to give greater protection and to allow for a quicker service. The Type K separator is designed to be used in a range of applications. As all models are custom manufactured to suit all belt widths, belt speeds and operating gaps. Another option is to have a hydraulic or electric motor drive, most mobile crushers have a hydraulic drive, so the Type K can be powered off the crushers existing hydraulic system.

The site move in 2003 to a custom built factory, increased our capabilities in production and design, and furthermore enabled us to have more control over product quality and the Type K construction. Our custom built site incorporates a 12 tonne magnetiser measuring some 2.8 x 1.5 metres and has a 50 kw power pack, and allows the Type K. Believed to be the largest and most powerful magnetiser in the UK, and is responsible for the Type K success.

Master Magnets have won major contracts with the Type K overband, supplying major organisations world wide such as Metso minerals. Now in 2006 the Mastermag Type K separator has a worldwide reputation as the best overband separator in the market place, and depending on the throughput rate it can pay for itself just after 6 months.




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