Magnetic Drum Separator

a flexible solution

IFE magnetic drum separators are used to separate tramp iron from bulk material of all kind. Bulk material is fed via a chute or vibrating feeder to the separator and is conveyed by the rotation of the drum casing. Magnetic particles are attracted by the internal permanent magnet, whereas nonmagnetic particles follow their flight path determined by inertia and gravity. The attracted material is conveyed by the drum shell to the end of the magnetic field and dropped to the other side of an adjustable splitter.


  • multiple designs, tailor-made to the application
  • high magnetic forces
  • high availability
  • low maintenance cost
  • various applications in recycling and scrap industry


nominal diameter300 to 1650 mm
nominal widthup to 3000 mm
fixed permanent magnetmade with first-class magnetic material, either barium-ferrite or neodymium
electromagnetic designsavailable
magnetic field setupin radial or axial variant
drum casingmade of nonmagnetic material for long wear life
position of magnetadjustable


Iron and Steal works

Production of all types of metals


Coal mining and coke production


Production of ferrous and non-ferrous castings

Sand and Gravel

Includes gravel, sand, industrial minerals


Production of building materials such as lime, mortar and plaster

Glass and Ceramics

Production of glasses of primary and secondary raw materials (e.g. recycled glass)

Food and feed industry

Production and processing of bulk materials of the food and feed industry, from powder to pellet

Recycling and Waste

Includes municipal and commercial waste, building site remains, scraps, light packaging and landfill remediation

Wood industry

Production of wood chips, pellets, fiber board

Chemicals and Plastics

Applications in the fertilizer and detergent industry


Mining applications, opencast and underground mining for all kinds of ores


Includes all materials of the refractory industry

Slag processing

Handling of Slag from bulk material

and various other industries

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Optmized solutions with radial or axial oriented magnetic fields

IFE magnetic drum separators are adapted tailor-made to the individual application. Drum separators with radial oriented magnetic fields are most suitable for interlinked material, as the pole changes on the casings surface allow for circulation and therefor open the links to set nonmagnetic particles free.
An axial oriented magnetic field is generated by magnetic discs and is most suitable for non-linked material with high feed rates.

Belt Drum Separator - Specialist for slag treatment

IFE belt drum separators are used for recovery of metallic fractions from various slags and for concentration of iron ore. The extremely robust design decreases downtime and is allows for tailor-made applications. IFE belt drum separators are available with electromagnets or permanent magnets or combinations thereof.

References & Industries


Machines:HU, DE, FI, NO, SE

Recycling and Waste

Machines:SE, HU, SI, GB, DE

Chemicals and Plastics

Machines:TW, FI, DE, IL

Slag processing

Machines:FI, SE, NL, CZ, AT

Contact & Information

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