New versatile magnetic separators introduced by Metso Outotec will enable superior separation selectivity and improved recovery of fine and ultra-fine particles.
Metso Outotec delivered its first separator in the 1890s. According to Jan Jirestig, product manager, magnetic separators at Metso Outotec the company’s High Gradient Magnetic Separators (HGMS) are designed to recover weakly magnetic material from non-magnetic matter and can be used for many applications including the processing of iron ores, rare earth elements and other weakly magnetic minerals, which are not normally treatable by ordinary magnetic separators.
“The Low Intensity Magnetic Separators (LIMS), which are designed to recover magnetic material from non-magnetic matter, use physical separation and don’t require chemicals in the process.
“The Low Intensity Magnetic Separators feature modular design with several frames and process tank designs and use a common magnetic drum for ease of selection of the best machine for each individual application,” says Jirestig.
Metso Outotec’s offering also includes the SLon Vertically Pulsating High-Gradient Magnetic Separator (VPHGMS), which processes fine, weakly-magnetic minerals. The units are wet, high-intensity magnetic separators that use a combination of magnetic force, pulsating fluid, and gravity to process minerals.