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Magnetic innovations at AIMEX

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International Magnetic Solutions  will showcase innovative magnetic technology for mining and industrial applications on Stand H1026 at AIMEX.
The Newcastle company’s ABM 25 Miner Magnetic Mesh Locator includes a magnetic roof mesh locator and retainer magnet system designed support the cantilever weight of mesh grating as it sits in place in readiness to be bolted to a mine roof.
“The system is designed to apply a substantial holding to mesh, making installation easier, faster and safer,” Victor Cassar, International Magnetic Solutions’ managing director said.
The system was commended at the NSW Minerals Council OHS Innovations Awards in 2009 following successful trials at Centennial Coal mines in the Hunter Valley and Mandalong.
Components are encased in mining grade yellow urethane and structurally reinforced with steel.
International Magnetic Solutions will also show its Scale Busta Magnetic Scale Eliminator at AIMEX.
The Eliminator, designed to remove scale from pipes in underground mines, focuses an intense magnetic field through a pipe wall into the water to be treated.
Cassar said this softened and removed concrete-hard scale from pipes with the scale simply washing out with the water.
The Australian-made Scale Busta did not require chemicals, while it also prevented further scale build-up and kept new installations free from scale, Cassar said.
The company will also show a purpose-built diagnostic procedure for determining if magnetic wet drum separators are faulty.

Cassar said that when, for example, a plant was known to be wasting magnetite, the diagnostic tool could help to identify irregularities such as magnets moving within a drum assembly, magnetite ingress or magnet damage.
“The IMS test results will confirm if the condition of the magnet wet drum separators is a contributing factor and that information can be used to decide whether they simply need to be adjusted or if it’s necessary to go to the significant expense of pulling them out of service for repairs.”

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