Pneumatic Line Housing
Based on its highly successful Drawer-In-Housing platform, the Pneumatic Line Housing from Industrial Magnetics Inc. incorporates a series of 1-in.-diam, 52 MgOe rare-earth tubes on staggered centers, versus a single center-flow cartridge circuit often prescribed for pneumatic line systems. This configuration ensures that all product flowing through the housing makes repeated contact with the magnets. The resulting capture rate of ferrous and weakly magnetic stainless contaminants far exceeds any other magnetic separator available for this type of application.
Ideal for dilute-phase pneumatic systems, the Pneumatic Line Housing is suitable for processing dry, powder, and granular materials. It can be used ahead of processing equipment and bulk load-out stations to ensure product purity and protect machinery from tramp metal damage and is also available in a cart mounted design for portable bulk unloading.
PLH Cleaning Options
IMI's Patented (U.S. PATENT NO. 8,474,629) Self-Cleaning model is a sealed unit which eliminates line pressure drops and surges, is leak-proof up to 15 PSI and eliminates the need for operator-required cleaning of metal contamination. It is ideal for hard to reach locations, removal of fine tramp metal, or an automated processing plant. Add a toggle switch to allow the operator to actuate the cleaning action from a remote location. In seconds, the air-actuated stripper device discharges collected tramp metal outside the housing. Custom sizes are available upon request, as well as transitions to match existing equipment.
The EZ-Clean Pneumatic Line Housing is designed to simplify the cleaning process for quick removal of collected tramp metal. To initiate cleaning, the operator pulls two handles on the front of the housing which removes the magnetic drawer from the product flow. As the drawer is pulled out, each magnetic tube passes through a seal which wipes the accumulated metal from the tubes. A catch pan is located under the tubes on the front of the housing to collect the metal for proper disposal.
SimpleClean™ Manual Housing
SimpleClean™ Pneumatic Line Housings are ideal for applications with low levels of tramp metal contamination. The housing utilizes extended tubes that contain a non-magnetic area that is located in the back of the housing and outside of the product stream. To clean a row of magnetic tubes, open the door and remove the tube fixture. Over a non-ferrous container, simply wipe collected metal on the tubes until it reaches the non-magnetic area located at the end of the tubes where the metal falls off.
NOTE: Consult the Factory if your product is a sugar-based substance or has a Reduced Iron Enrichment or other magnetic additive. Not recommended for installation in a horizontal line if cross-contamination of products is a concern.
Magnetic Tube Configuration Options
Pneumatic Line Housings come standard with our 52 Grade Rare Earth Opti-B™ balanced circuit.
- Opti-B™ Balanced Rare Earth circuit ideal for abrasive applications, featuring a high-performance blend of 9,500 gauss and 16.7 pounds of pull strength on a 1/2” ball
- Opti-G™ Rare Earth Circuit which optimizes magnetic field at 12,000 gauss
- Opti-H™ HACCP International Food Safety Programme Certification-approved Rare Earth circuit averaging over 11,000 gauss and 106 oz. of pull strength on a 1/4” ball
- Opti-L™ Large Tube (3” ∅) Rare Earth Circuit for products prone to have flowability, bridging tendencies; Over 12,000 Gauss
- Opti-P™ Rare Earth Circuit which boasts 119 oz. of pull strength on a 1/4" ball
- Opti-T™ High Temperature Rare Earth Circuit with high durability and heat tolerance up to 356°F
- Opti-V™ Durable Tube with a Ceramic Circuit for larger tramp metal removal applications
|Magnetic Grate Tubes Designs, Applications and Specifications|
|Configuration||Application||Magnet||1/4" Ball Pull Values||1/2" Ball Pull Values||Gauss||Durability|
|Opti-B||Balanced||UHI-52™ Rare Earth||95.8 oz. (5.99 lbs.)||267.2 oz. (16.7 lbs.)||9475|
|Opti-G||High Gauss||UHI-55™ Rare Earth||108.3 oz. (6.77 lbs.)||265.6 oz. (16.6 lbs.)||12000|
|Opti-H||HACCP||UHI-55™ Rare Earth||106 oz. (6.63 lbs.)||260.8 oz. (16.3 lbs.)||11175|
|Opti-L||Large Tube||UHI-52™ Rare Earth||106.8 oz. (6.68 lbs.)||448 oz. (28 lbs.)||12385|
|Opti-P||High Pull||UHI-55™ Rare Earth||119.1 oz. (7.44 lbs.)||316.8 oz. (19.8 lbs.)||10539|
|Opti-T||High Temperature||Hi-Temp Rare Earth||60.5 oz (3.78 lbs)||188.3 oz (11.78 lbs)||7240|
|Opti-V||Value||Ceramic||0.5 oz. (0.03 lbs.)||24 oz. (1.5 lbs.)||2320|
Third Party Certifications
Our Sanitary Grade finish Pneumatic Line Housing Magnets, with the Opti-H™ HACCP magnetic tube circuit, are certified by HAACP International and fully conform to HACCP International's Food Safety Standard (0909MAGSEP 1-2010) for direct contact with food product.
Note: Additional Models are available that exceed HACCP International's specifications.
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|Rare Earth Pneumatic Line Housing|
|Shipping||Part No.||Pipe O.D. (in)||Length (in)||Width (in)||Finish Grade / Type||Cleaning Type|
Drawings and Models
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- PLH0400REZFGB: STEP