Type ‘K’ 20th Birthday
- 06 January 2007
- Product News
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.
Because the Type ‘K' was designed specifically for use with mobile crushers, it is able to withstand the most punishing and demanding conditions. Most importantly, it offers an economic and highly versatile alternative to electro magnetic separation, making it suitable for a range of recycling and quarrying operations.
The Type ‘K' has undergone regular design updates and technical changes, as Master Magnets frequently improves product quality and performance based on customer requirements. 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.
A site move in 2003 to a custom built factory, increased Master Magnet's production and design capabilities. The custom built site incorporates a 12 tonne magnetiser measuring some 2.8 x 1.5 m and has a 50 kW power pack. It is believed to be the largest and most powerful magnetiser in the UK and responsible for the Type ‘K' success.Contact:
Ashley Phelps, Marketing Manager
Master Magnets Limited Inc. Metal Detection Ltd and IRS ltd
Burnt Meadow Road, North Moons Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire,
Tel; +44 (0) 1527 65858
Fax; +44 (0) 1527 65868