Goudsmit Magnetics, driven by magnetism since 1959
Goudsmit Magnetics Group is an international industrial company dedicated to the design and manufacture of magnets and magnetic systems for metal separation, recycling, transport, lifting, holding and demagnetization in various branches of industry. Intensive contact between company, original equipment manufacturer and end user, in combination with years of accumulated knowledge and cutting-edge engineering, result in functional custom solutions.
Since the establishment in 1959 this family company has produced millions of magnetic systems that have found their way to every continent. Development and engineering take place at the headquarters in the Netherlands. Innovation and quality -according to ISO, ISO/TS, EHEDG & VDA 6.3 standards- are the organization’s cornerstones.
Chute magnet for bulk industry
At the Schüttgut 2015 trade show Goudsmit will present a new type of magnet that can be easily installed in existing free-fall or chute processes in applications such as those found in the bulk and (animal) feed industry. The chute magnet consists of a powerful Neoflux® (Nd-Fe-B) plate magnet that is strong yet lightweight. This magnet is a simple way of removing iron particles of approximately 60 µm to 5 mm in size from animal feed, powders and more. Important aspects for attaining good separation are that the magnet make optimum contact with the product, is easily cleanable and can also be easily integrated into existing production processes. The chute magnet has a fixed overall height but can be made to any width. Installation A chute magnet consists of a powerful Neoflux® (Nd-Fe-B) magnet, a hinge on which the magnet hangs, a cleaning plate and a mounting plate. During installation a location is sought where the product will make good contact with the magnet. We then make a hole in the existing ductwork at this spot and weld the mounting plate to the ductwork. The magnet is then mounted to it so the system is 100% sealed. This provides a means of safe, quick cleaning as well as optimum separation, which requires a chute angle of no greater than 45°. Cleaning From the standpoint of safety, the operator must operate the chute magnet with two hands. The magnets are secured in the outermost cleaning position, after which he has both hands free for cleaning and the process can be resumed.