Mastermag takes on competitor Eddy Current repairs
- 12 July 2010
- Company & Industry News
Refurbishing Eddy Current Separators can be a cost effective alternative to purchasing new units. This is because Eddy Currents usually only become inoperable from damage to the magnetic rotor. Depending on the type and the extent of a rotors' damage however, repairs can cost as little as 4% of a brand new unit but will ensure that the same level of performance is still achieved.
Master Magnets repairs and refurbishes rotors that originate from many different manufacturers. In fact, the majority of the rotors that Master Magnets receives for repairs, were designed and manufactured by other magnetic separation equipment suppliers from around the world.
The Master Magnets range of Eddy Current Separators is manufactured using a concentric rotor design, however this design represents only one of two designs that are currently used to manufacture the Eddy Current Separator units of today. The other type of rotor design that companies utilise in the manufacture of their ECS units is known as the eccentric rotor design.
From many years of research into the concentric and eccentric rotor designs and many practical experiments, the Mastermag engineers have obtained a vast amount of experience and the high level of expertise, which is required to carry out effective repairs on all types of ECS rotors.
Recently Master Magnets was contacted by one of the UK's major recycling companies that wanted to refurbish one of its ECS rotors. Again, the rotor was not originally manufactured by Master Magnets and was not of the concentric design. The company however, chose not to send their unit to the OEM but instead wanted Master Magnets to carry out the rotor repair.
The rotor has now been returned to the customer after the successful completion of the repairs and the unit has been in full operation for around two months.
The recycling company's plant manager commented:
"The Eddy Current rotor that we sent in to Master Magnets wasn't in great shape. The quality of Mastermags' workmanship though is second to none and when we received the rotor back, it was as good as new."