Eddy Current Separator Operation

A high speed, high intensity magnetic rotor inside the head drum of the ECS conveyor induces a magnetic field into non-ferrous metals on the belt surface. These magnetically induced metals react with the magnetic field of the rotor causing them to be propelled forward further than the other material on the belt.

A key advantage of the eccentric rotor is that ferrous metal is significantly less damaging than it would be to a concentric rotor. Ferrous metal heats up very rapidly on an ECS and needs to discharge quickly before causing damage. The arrangement of the Magnapower eccentric rotor allow ferrous to discharge easily from the rotor. On a concentric rotor it discharges less easily and causes significant wear and damage.