PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Magna-Rails and Magna-Rolls from Eriez
January 06, 2012
Eriez® Magna-Rails® and Magna-Rolls® magnetically convey, transfer, control, elevate, reposition, hold or orient basic ferrous materials and finished parts. These products have been the industry standard for more than 40 years and are used primarily on automated conveyor lines. An ever-present need within many processing industries is the ability to hold steel parts firmly on moving belt conveyors. Such conveyors, fitted with Eriez Magna-Rails, ensure that parts do not fall off, even when being elevated or lowered. These magnetic elements, positioned under conveyor belts and secured by mounting brackets, provide a safe, positive hold for ferrous parts at high speeds in any direction, even up inclines as steep as 90 degrees. Two types of permanent magnet Magna-Rails are offered: Erium® 45 (Alnico) and Erium 25 (Ceramic). Straight sections are available in various holding strengths, and in increments up to 10 feet (3 m) in any one section. They can be positioned to provide any desired length. In addition to the Erium 45 and Erium 25 models, an Electro Magna-Rail is available for special applications where on/off power is required. Electro Magna-Rails are built with a 3-3/4" (95 mm) face width in standard 12" (304 mm) as well as special lengths. Go online to www.eriez.com.