Crossbelt Overband Magnet

The Magnapower range of Crossbelt Overband Magnets provide excellent levels of ferrous separation and are used in virtually all material handling and recycling industries.

They have a high powered deep magnetic field and are built using a heavy-duty construction with wear resistant parts throughout.

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Overband crossbelt schematic


Material on the conveyor passes underneath the overband magnet. Ferrous metal is attracted to its surface allowing the ‘cleaned’ product to continue along the conveyor as normal.

The continuously moving belt of the overband carries the ferrous metal over the side of the conveyor where it drops out of the magnetic field.

The material under the conveyor needs to be from non-magnetic material to prevent magnetisation.

The main advantages of installing the overband in this position are as follows:

  • Convenience and variable options for location along your conveyor
  • Overband can be installed at a lower position along the conveyor
  • Ferrous collection location may be more suitable
  • No changes to your conveyor head pulley material required
  • Side frames of the overband can be supplied by MagnaPower from stainless steel – which limits magnetisation of the frame (and ferrous metals being attracted to frame)

Please contact us for more details about the best position for and overband magnet in your plant.

Crossbelt Overband Magnet in MSW Processing Plant - Magnapower

Magnet Systems

We offer a wide range of permanent and electro magnet systems and will discuss which is best for your application.

Permanent Deep Field Ferrite – standard for most applications – either single pole or double pole

Permanent Rare Earth – ideal for lighter weight, heavy duty high performance units

Electro – for high working gaps (above 400mm) or where on/off function is required

Crossbelt Overband Magnet with Electric Motor - Magnapower


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

Cross belt overband magnet above feeder processing shredded cable