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Electromagnetic sweeper for UAE logistics company

28 July 2023

A DUBAI-based multinational logistics company has acquired a third Towable Electromagnetic Sweeper. The sweeper removes ferrous metal debris from roadways, car parks, loading bays, and runways of ports, shipping yards and airports.

Bunting is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of magnetic separators, eddy current separators, metal detectors and electrostatic separators.  The Bunting European manufacturing facilities are in Redditch, just outside Birmingham, and Berkhamsted, both in the United Kingdom.

Towable Electromagnetic Sweepers clear damaging ferrous metal debris from large surface areas such as airport runways, roads, car parks, warehouses, and factories.

Such metal damages vehicle tyres (e.g. causing punctures) and is an injury risk to employees (e.g. trip hazard and impaling injuries).  The Towable Electromagnetic Sweepers are suitable for a wide range of vehicles including fork trucks, cars, SUVs, and service vehicles. The strong magnetic attractive force lifts and holds ferrous metals such as nails, screws, and swarf from floors and roadways.

The model EMRS2400 Towable Electromagnetic Sweeper destined for the Middle East has a magnetic working width of 2.4 meters. An independent 4.8kW diesel generator mounted on the towing angle delivers the current to produce the strong electromagnetic field.

The sweeper features two large, heavy-duty tyres and a jockey wheel for easy manoeuvrability. The overall width is 3 meters, with 1.69 metres between the towing eye and rear of the towing wheels. The sweeper has a maximum height of just over 1 meter, with the sweeper face having three 50mm adjustable heights. A small control box is mounted on the top surface of the sweeper, featuring a rotating flashing beacon, alongside a magnet on/off button and an emergency stop.

“This design of Electromagnetic Sweeper enables the efficient cleaning of ferrous metal debris from vehicle road surfaces,” explained Bradley Greenwood, Bunting’s European sales manager. “The sweeper is designed and built at our Redditch facility in the UK for the client in the Middle East. This is another great export project for Bunting.”