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Control FOD on runways with a magnetic sweeper.

Airport Foreign Object Debris or (FOD) is too costly to ignore.

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) and damage prevention is a major concern to military aviation. It costs the US navy almost $90 million a year. Military FOD can be either ferrous debris such as metal screws etc. or non-ferrous such as stones. Sometimes the act of removing dirt, snow or debris can itself cause a debris problem in the form of broken steel brush bristles.

For this reason the need for control of debris at military airports is high.

The damage, delays and disruptions caused by FOD justifies almost all efforts to reduce these negative consequences including sweeping with a magnetic sweeper as part of the FOD control efforts.

There is simply some debris that can only be picked up by a magnetic sweeper such as the steel bristles off of steel brush sweeping units used in other FOD control efforts or used in snow removal efforts.

How to control FOD

FOD comes in many forms and can be ferrous (nuts and bolts) and nonferrous (stones).

FOD control is normally attempted by sweeping with broom type brushes, magnetic sweepers, vacuum trucks, visual inspection as well as other methods. Some debris such as broken off wire bristles from sweeper trucks cannot be picked up easily by anything other than a magnetic sweeper.

Magnetic sweepers are just one tool used in the fight against FOD, but an important one and one that can be easily deployed, working silently while operations continue.

Types of Military FOD Magnets

Tow Behind Magnets

Tow behind magnets are hitched to a tow vehicle such as a truck only when needed and then put away again. Sweeping with these units is a distinct and separate activity undertaken in addition to other activities.

Hanging Magnets

Hanging magnets are hung from a wide range of vehicles or pieces of equipment on a permanent basis. Sweeping with these units takes place while other normal activities are carried out resulting in no additional labor costs for sweeping for FOD. Hanging magnets may be front, mid, or rear mounted.

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All of our products are designed and manufactured on site at our facilities in Ontario, Canada.

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Quick Tip #1

What do the staff of Bluestreak have to say on the subject of Military FOD Magnets?

If you can attach a hanging magnet to a piece of equipment or vehicle already covering an area you need to sweep for some other purpose, this is the most cost effective solution because you won't incur extra labor costs.
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The maximum lifting height of Military FOD Magnets;

The Piranha
11 inches
The Wrasse 2" x 5"
4 and 3/4 inches
The Wrasse 3" x 3"
6 inches
The Wrasse 4.5" x 4.5"
8 and 1/2 inches
9 inches

For more information on Pickup Power follow this link: “Measuring Pickup Power and Performance in Magnetic Sweepers”

Selection of Military FOD Magnets

For Fast, Aggressive Cleaning of Airport FOD

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Available in 2 sizes: Piranha 96″, Piranha 120″

With Unique Slingjaw Clean Off System.

The Piranha magnetic sweeper is a tow behind model designed for fast, aggressive cleaning of airport FOD (foreign object debris). Unique Slingjaw clean off system dumps debris into on board debris trays and holds it for later disposal.

The Piranha was designed for cleaning large areas like airports and therefore was given some special features. First of all, lots of power, to allow greater speed while still picking up debris.

It was given just one fixed sweeping height since it was designed to travel on flat surfaces. It was also given on board debris bins since when cleaning large areas, you could be a long way from home when you need to clean off the magnet.

Available in a six foot (Piranha 96) or 8 foot (Piranha120) sweeping width. Extend the sweeping width to 24 feet by using the Multi–Hitch accessory to hitch three Piranha 120 units together.

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Fast, Aggressive Cleaning!

Versatile Magnetic Bar in a Full Range of Sizes

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Available in 3 magnet housing sizes: Wrasse 2″x5″,  Wrasse 3″x 3″, Wrasse 4.5″ x 4.5″

2″ x 5″ – strong
3″ x 3″ – stronger
4.5″ x 4.5″ – strongest

Available in 7 sweeping widths: 26″, 38″, 50″, 62″, 74″, 86″, 98″

Easily attach to GSE

Easily attach the Wrasse magnetic bar to Ground Support Equipment and pick up ferrous metal debris around airport terminals and buildings. Available in 3 strengths and widths from 2 to 8 feet wide.

Extend the use of your ground support equipment. Never lose the maneuverability or functionality of your equipment. Simply hang the Wrasse in front, at the rear or under your equipment.

The Wrasse can hang from almost any piece of equipment allowing the equipment operators to clean up debris while they do their normal duties.

And thanks to the optional Quick Clean Off Sleeve accessory for the Wrasse 4.5×4.5 model, it’s possible to clean the Wrasse off quickly and easily while the magnet is still in its hanging position underneath the ground support equipment.

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Easily attaches to your equipment.

A Hanging Magnet Designed to be Raised and Lowered as Needed.

ISO hanging magnet

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Available in 4 sweeper widths: ISO 62″, ISO 74″, ISO 86″, ISO 98″

With Quick Clean Off Sleeve

The ISO magnetic sweeper is a hanging magnet design specifically designed for highway maintenance operations.

The ISO design allows you to leave the magnet permanently mounted, enabling you to lower and deploy the magnet for use when needed, and then easily raise and secure it when not needed or for transport between locations. 

High end “bumper wheels” keep the magnet off the ground and multiple mounting points keep this magnet where it should be.

A Quick Clean Off Sleeve makes cleaning debris off the magnet easy!

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Keep it raised or lower it!


Military FOD Magnet Comparison Table

Wrasse 2" x 5"
Wrasse 3" x 3"
Wrasse 4.5" x 4.5"
Maximum Lifting Height11"4 3/4"6"8 1/2"9"
Sweeper WeightP96 = 749 lbs
P120 = 842 lbs
24lbs, 35lbs, 47lbs, 58lbs, 70lbs, 81lbs, 93lbs28lbs, 40lbs, 53lbs 65lbs, 77lbs, 89lbs,102lbs, 65lbs, 93lbs, 120lbs, 148lbs, 175lbs, 203lbs, 230lbs210 lbs, 251 lbs, 292 lbs, 332 lbs
Sweeper WidthsP96 = 72" sweeping width
P120 = 96" sweeping width
26", 38", 50", 62", 74", 86", 98"26", 38", 50", 62", 74", 86", 98"26", 38", 50", 62", 74", 86", 98"62", 74", 86", 98"
Sweeper Height AdjustmentNo Adjustment. 3" clearance with sweepers down, 7" clearance when traveling with sweepers up and not in use.Change suspension height by rising or lowering the chains to a maximum height of 3".Change suspension height by rising or lowering the chains to a maximum height of 4".Change suspension height by rising or lowering the chains to a maximum height of 5".Continuously adjustable.
Sweeper Wheel Type20.5" x 8.5" - 5 bolt wheelsNoneNoneNone5” Dynatread Thermoplastic Rubber wheels with polypropylene hubs and 5/8 inch ball bearings rated at 300 lbs capacity each.
Clean Off MethodSlingjaw clean off system. Magnetic housing rotates up side down, debris falls into debris holding trays.Wipe clean with glove or rag.Wipe clean with glove or rag.Wipe clean with glove or rag. Also available with a Quick Clean Off Sleeve accessory.Comes standard with a Quick Clean Off Sleeve
Terrain SurfaceFlat SurfacesFlat SurfacesFlat SurfacesFlat SurfacesAll Terrain
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