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The Evolution of Magnetic Sweepers for Picking up Steel Shot
Picking up Steel Shot Just Got Faster & Easier!
Bluestreak’s Continuous Discharge line of magnetic sweepers are the evolution in magnetic sweepers that are designed to pick up steel shot because they are faster, more efficient and easier to use.
They are designed with Bluestreak’s patented “Ripwhirl Technology” to continuously clean shot off the magnetic drum and deposit it into an on board removable debris tray as you push the sweeper. Because the shot is continually being cleaned off the magnet as you move the magnet forward, the magnet operates at 100% full strength all the time.
When the debris tray is full, you can see it’s full, and you just grab it and dump it. If you do end up spilling steel shot all over the magnetic sweeper it doesn’t matter because the magnet is contained in the sealed cylindrical drum, you can dump shot all over it.
Traditional Style Magnetic Sweeper with Debris Release Handle
Traditional Style Magnetic Sweeper with Magnet Housing shown open or when releasing debris.
The Problem with Traditional Style Magnetic Sweepers.
Traditional style magnetic sweepers with debris release levers are often used by shot blasters but they are not designed for the shot application and so they are often inefficient and tiring to use for shot blasting.
When using these sweepers the operator pushes the sweeper until the bottom is so full of steel shot that the person starts seeing that it just isn’t picking shot up anymore. They then stop picking up shot and push the magnetic sweeper onto a piece of cardboard or some other thing and pull the release lever to dump the steel shot. Then they pick up the cardboard with the steel shot on it and dump it back into some bin or hopper.
The problem is that the sweeper gradually loses pickup power as it gets packed full of shot. Less and less shot gets picked up and the operator is never sure when the magnet needs cleaning off. The operator usually has to go over the same area several times in a haphazard manner to get 100% of the shot.
Another problem is that the steel shot gets on top of the magnet and prevents the magnet housing from sitting properly and flatly on the pan separating the magnet from the shot thus putting even more distance between the magnet and the steel shot and thereby reducing the magnet effectiveness as more and more shot accumulates on top of the magnet.
That is why these traditional style magnetic sweepers do not offer the best solution for shot blasters.
The Best Solution for Picking Up Steel Shot is a Continuous Discharge System
Continuous Discharge Magnets are designed to solve the problems associated with picking up shot. Continuous Discharge Sweepers solve the problems by:
- Always Operating at Maximum Pickup Strength – Because they use the “Ripwhirl Technology” the shot is continuously being discharged off the magnet so the sweepers have 100% pickup power and are cleaning at 100% power at all times instead of the gradually reducing pickup power of standard sweepers.
- Reducing Operator Fatigue – Using these sweepers makes picking up shot much easier and less tiring. All the shot collects in an on board debris bin that makes it easy to see when it’s full and easy to remove and dump out.
- Having a Completely Sealed Magnet – The sweepers have a completely sealed magnet housing to ensure the magnetic sweeper stays effective at all times, instead of the regular magnets that end up less effective because they are covered in steel shot.
- Using Super Strong Rare Earth Magnets – The continuous discharge sweepers use Super Strong N42 Rare Earth Magnets that are permanently charged instead of ceramic magnets.
Demonstration of the Atmos Continuous Discharge System
A Closeup view of the Ripwhirl Design Continuously Discharging the Shot off the Magnet
The maximum lifting height of the Continuous Discharge Magnet Models are as follows;
Note: The Sweepers will pick up 100% of shot from below the wheels at these heights. They will continue to pick up shot at a decreasing percentage as floor cracks get deeper than these heights.
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Selection of Continuous Discharge Magnets Designed to Pick Up Steel Shot
Continuous Discharge Magnet Comparison Table
|Maximum Lifting Height||Will pick up 100% of shot from 1" below wheels and decreasing percentage of shot as floor cracks get deeper.||Will pick up 100% of shot from 1 3/4" below wheels and decreasing percentage of shot as floor cracks get deeper.||Will pick up 100% of shot from 1 3/4" below wheels and decreasing percentage of shot as floor cracks get deeper.|
|Sweeper Weight||21 lbs||43 lbs||118 lbs|
|Tray Capacity||22 lbs||42 lbs||84 lbs plus additional 84 lbs with purchase of two additional accessory trays|
|Magnet Type||N42 Rare Earth||N42 Rare Earth||N42 Rare Earth|
|Sweeper Height Adjustment||None||None||None|
|Sweeper Wheel Type||Front has 5" and the rear has 3" Thermoplastic rubber, non-marking wheels with sealed precision bearings.||Front has 8" and the rear has 3" Thermoplastic rubber, non-marking wheels with sealed precision bearings.||Front has a 6" caster wheels and the rear has 8" Thermoplastic rubber, non-marking wheels with sealed precision bearings.|
|Clean Off Method||Automatic Continuous Discharge||Automatic Continuous Discharge||Automatic Continuous Discharge|
|Terrain Surface||Flat Terrain||Flat Terrain||Flat Terrain|
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|Increased Productivity||Shortens clean up times by 40%||Shortens clean up times by 55% ( more than twice as fast )||Shortens clean up times by 80% ( 5 times as fast )|
|Increased Effectiveness||Picks up 100% of steel shot from 1” depths||Picks up 100% of steel shot from 1 ¾” depths||Picks up 100% of steel shot from 1 ¾” depths|
|Increased Ease of Use||Less bending over, large operator experience improvement||Less bending over, large operator experience improvement||Less bending over, large operator experience improvement|
|Reduced Long Term Costs||Quality construction and parts availability||Quality construction and parts availability||Quality construction and parts availability|
|Other Benefits||Completely sealed magnetic drum||Completely sealed magnetic drum||Completely sealed magnetic drum
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