Key feature of the eccentric setup of the Eddy Current system is the self-cleaning mechanism of the magnetic rotor. This results in less wear on the rotor which in turn leads to less downtime of the machine. The large diameter of the Bakker Magnetics eccentric rotor makes sure that, despite of this eccentric execution there is a big angle of magnetic influence for optimal separation results.
The working principle of an eddy current separating system is based on the difference in electric conductivity of nonferrous metals. A conveyor belt leads the product flow towards a magnetic rotor rotating at high speed. This magnetic rotor produces a rapidly alternating magnetic field, causing any nonferrous metals to be ejected from the product flow. Bakker Magnetics rotors utilize radius-shaped magnets to eliminate the excessive air gap, which results in the maximum amount of magnetic force transferred into the nonferrous metals.