Conveyor Magnet Structure

Here is an example of a conveyor magnet structure Dynamic Engineering Consultants designed for one of our mining clients.

The structure accommodated a permanent, self cleaning belt magnet setup on an existing stacker conveyor. To facilitate transport and installation, the structure was design as bolted rather than fully welded.

The conveyor magnet structure was mounted on four concrete footings and secured with chemical anchors. The structure is equipped with a chute that directs the tramp metal to a forklift-removable bin. The design complied with all the relevant Australian standards i.e. AS4100 and AS1170 (wind loading).

This magnet structure suspends an electro- or permanent magnet above a conveyor belt and extracts tramp metal from the ore on the belt to provide protection to downstream equipment. In most cases a conveyor may already have a magnet installed at the head end of the conveyor. However, in some cases, for various reasons, this may have been omitted. Installing a belt magnet at the head end of the conveyor is in many cases the preferred option, but may not be always possible. In some cases the head end are not being able to accommodate the higher loads from the magnet and in other cases the limited access at the head end of the conveyor would be unfavourable. In this case our client opted to install the structure on a lower part of the conveyor where it could be supported from ground level.

conveyor magnet structure
Self cleaning permanent magnet structure

Do you have a similar application? Give the team at Dynamic Engineering Consultants a call today or send us and e-mail. We have the ability to design and draw your new structure (including shop drawings) to your exact requirements, whilst remaining compliant to the relevant Australian Standards.