Magnetic Conveyor Head Pulley

A magnetic conveyor head pulley is just what it sounds like it is. That is; A magnetized pulley used on the drive end of a conveyor belt. These would be employed where other types of magnets would not apply. Like in a belt conveyor where there is no room for some other device like an overhead magnet.
magnetic head pulley
As the material pours off of the end of a conveyor with a magnetic head pulley, the ferrous contaminates cling to the belt, going underneath the conveyor until they are past the pulley where they drop safely out of the material stream.

Magnetic head pulleys would not be incorporated into chain driven conveyors usually, be we do have a permanent magnetic drum option for our TKF Scraping Conveyors. This is a picture of that system. This is a driven - self cleaning magnetic drum that attracts the contaminates as they drop from above it out of the TKF Chute. These metals are with a wiper and sent down a chute, safely out of the material stream. This special magnet can actually clean stainless steel (a nonferrous metal) as well, as long as it’s been nicked or cut!