Magnetic Head Pulley

The Magnapower magnetic head pulley is widely used in the recycling and material handling industries for the continuous removal of ferrous metal. We are committed to providing a high performance unit which is durable and reliable and provides maximum magnetic separation efficiency.

Our magnetic head pulleys give maximum separation performance and are built to your size requirements. They can be for new conveyors or to replace a standard head pulley in an existing conveyor. Please let us know your pulley size (diameter and width) for a quick proposal.

We can also design and build the conveyor with the magnetic head pulley if required.

Magnetic Head Pulley

Our separators provide:

  • Higher levels of cleaner ferrous metals
  • Heavy duty parts and construction to reduce any maintenance requirements
  • Magnet selection expertise at your service
  • Our application and selection expertise is at your service
  • Excellent back up and service
  • 12 months standard guarantee – extended guarantees available
  • Full service contracts available


Pulley schematic

Material is carried along the conveyor in the normal way. The magnetic head pulley holds ferrous metal to its surface of the belt allowing the cleaned product to follow its normal trajectory. Ferrous metal is held to the belt surface and carried round and under the pulley where it can then discharge when outside the magnetic field.


Standard Strength Ferrite Magnets – For separating general tramp iron and contamination such as nuts, bolts, nails, steel cans, wire.

High Intensity Rare Earth Magnets – For removing general tramp iron, weakly magnetic material, fine iron/wire and ferrous metal with inclusions such as wood, rubber, non-ferrous metal etc. The Rare Earth Magnet System is recommended when a maximum level of metal removal is required.

Crowned Face – Assists with belt alignment of the conveyor

Rubber lagging – To increase traction – particularly on longer conveyors

Removable shaft – This allows easy shaft repair or replacement

Magnetic head pulley with removable shaft prior to installation


Please click on the links below to show details of some of the applications where overband magnets are used:

Magnetic pulley separating ferrous metal from recycled aggregate