The new Neo self-cleaning drawer magnet from Bunting Magnetics, Newton, Kan., features easy of cleaning that requires no component removal. Operators can clean it in place with one quick pull, or remove the whole drawer assembly for safe off-the-machine maintenance.
Each self-cleaning unit has extra-long magnetic cartridges that fit inside stainless-steel sleeves attached to the clear polycarbonate drawer front. Tramp metal collects on the sleeve surfaces and falls from the sleeves as they are pulled clear of the magnetic cartridges and the drawer housing.
The whole magnetic cartridge and drawer assembly can also be completely removed from the housing. The operator can then carry the unit to a designated trash dump area for cleaning without getting tramp metal anywhere near the molding equipment.