Seeker Airmag FOD Control Magnet

The Industry Leader in Airfield / Apron FOD Control

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Keep Dangerous FOD Under Control

The Seeker Airmag FOD Control Magnetic Sweeper is built for clearing metal FOD from airfields and aprons at high speeds. The Seeker Airmag FOD Control Magnetic Sweeper was developed with input from multiple international airports, therefore it has all the features needed to make cleaning up metal FOD at an airport as efficient as possible.

The 12” D  x 3” H x 60” W inch permanently charged alternating pole C8 ceramic magnet that powers the Seeker Airmag provides more concentrated pickup power that is unmatched in the FOD control industry. This magnet is contained in a stainless-steel housing and can pick up a 2.5” inch nail from 10.5” inches off the ground, providing exceptional pickup power in the 1”-3” inch operational range (view Gauss information here). The sweeping height can be easily adjusted and set within this range to the lowest possible that still allows all obstacle clearance on site. Each unit of the Seeker Airmag FOD Control Magnetic Sweeper has (12” x 60”)720 square inches of magnetic surface area that gives metal debris more space to collect on the magnet. This allows for more metal to be collected before the magnet needs to be cleaned off.

 

The Seeker Airmag Airfield Magnetic Sweeper can be ordered as a single unit with a 60” inch sweeping width or a triple setup that gives a full 15’ foot sweeping width. The triple setup allows for faster coverage of large areas and uses multiple link bars to keep the magnets stable while towing. The Seeker Airmag can be towed at 10-25 km/h (5-15mph) while still picking up metal debris because of the low sweeping height and powerful magnet assembly. Pickup performance of the seeker has been systematically tested and measured, please refer to the Seeker speed testing results.

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Seeker Magnetic Sweeper

Product Pricing

 Seeker Airmag – single front trailer – 5ft sweep – Orange

Seeker Airmag – single front trailer – 5ft sweep – Orange

$ 24989.99

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Weight: 1300.0 lbs | Length: 95
Width: 40 | Height: 55

SKU:

SAM60F/O

 Seeker Airmag – single front trailer – 5ft sweep – Green

Seeker Airmag – single front trailer – 5ft sweep – Green

$ 24989.99

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Weight: 1300.0 lbs | Length: 95
Width: 40 | Height: 55

SKU:

SAM60F/G

 Seeker Airmag – single front trailer – 5ft sweep – Sand

Seeker Airmag – single front trailer – 5ft sweep – Sand

$ 24989.99

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Weight: 1300.0 lbs | Length: 95
Width: 40 | Height: 55

SKU:

SAM60F/S


 Seeker Airmag – Triple trailer setup – 15 ft sweep – Orange

Seeker Airmag – Triple trailer setup – 15 ft sweep – Orange

$ 74879.99

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Box 1
Weight: 1300 lbs
Dimensions: 95 × 40 × 55 in

Box 2
Weight: 1192.0 lbs
Dimensions: 95 × 40 × 55 in

Box 3
Weight: 1192.0 lbs
Dimensions: 95 × 40 × 55 in

Box 4
Weight: 125.0 lbs
Dimensions: 81 × 34 × 12 in

SKU:

SAM180T/O

 Seeker Airmag – Triple trailer setup – 15 ft sweep – Green

Seeker Airmag – Triple trailer setup – 15 ft sweep – Green

$ 74879.99

Shipping

Box 1
Weight: 1300.0 lbs
Dimensions: 95 × 40 × 55 in

Box 2
Weight: 1192.0 lbs
Dimensions: 95 × 40 × 55 in

Box 3
Weight: 1192.0 lbs
Dimensions: 95 × 40 × 55 in

Box 4
Weight: 125.0 lbs
Dimensions: 81 × 34 × 12 in

SKU:

SAM180T/G

 Seeker Airmag – Triple trailer setup – 15 ft sweep – Sand

Seeker Airmag – Triple trailer setup – 15 ft sweep – Sand

$ 74879.99

Shipping

Box 1
Weight: 1300.0 lbs
Dimensions: 95 × 40 × 55 in

Box 2
Weight: 1192.0 lbs
Dimensions: 95 × 40 × 55 in

Box 3
Weight: 1192.0 lbs
Dimensions: 95 × 40 × 55 in

Box 4
Weight: 125.0 lbs
Dimensions: 81 × 34 × 12 in

SKU:

SAM180T/S


* If you want to order more than one you may add or adjust product quantities once you have added the product to your shopping cart.

Specs

Seeker Airmag Series Seeker Airmag 60 Seeker Airmag 180
SKU SAM60F SAM180T
Maximum Lifing Height 10.5" (using a 2.5" nail) 10.5" (using a 2.5" nail)
Sweeper Weight 1,145 lbs 3,451 lbs
Sweeper Width 60" 180"
Sweeping Height Adjustment Yes. 1" - 3" Yes. 1" - 3"
Sweeper Wheel Type Carlisle 16.5″ x 6.5″ flat proof hub and spindle, 5 bolt spindles rated at 2000 lbs each Carlisle 16.5″ x 6.5″ flat proof hub and spindle, 5 bolt spindles rated at 2000 lbs each
Clean Off Method Manual push down counterweight assisted Manual push down counterweight assisted
Tongue Weight 20 lbs 20 lbs
On Board Debris Containment Standard, using 2 five gallon buckets Standard, using 2 five gallon buckets
Terain Serface Paved Paved
Pricing Range $24989.99 $74879.99

CAD Drawings


Seeker FOD Control Magnet Heavy Duty Construction

Seeker Triple Setup Inline Sweeping Travel View

Seeker Airmag Triple Sweeper Setup Ground Tracking

Seeker Airmag Triple Sweeper Ground Tracking

Seeker Airmag Triple Set Up Top View Dimensions

Seeker Airmag Triple Set Up Side View Dimensions

Seeker Airmag Triple Set Up Rear View Dimensions

Seeker Airmag Triple Set Up Ground Tracking

Seeker Airmag Triple Set Up Front View Dimensions

Seeker Airmag Top View Dimensions

Seeker Airmag Side View Dimensions

Seeker Airmag Rear View Dimensions

Seeker Airmag Magnetic Sweeper InlineTravel Top View

Seeker Airmag Inline Travel Side View

Seeker Airmag Front View Dimensions

Seeker Airmag Magnetic Field Strength Gauss Measurements

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Parts

 

Part #1 Seeker Airmag Frame (1 pcs)

$ 6522.24
 

Part #2 Seeker Airmag Main Tongue (1 pcs)

$ 674.52
 

Part #3 Seeker Airmag Tongue Strut (1 pcs)

$ 136.47
 

Part #4 Seeker Airmag Handle (9 pcs)

$ 889.41

Accessories

 

Seeker Airmag – single rear trailer – 5ft sweep – Orange

$ 24099.99
 

Seeker Airmag – single rear trailer – 5ft sweep – Green

$ 24099.99
 

Seeker Airmag – single rear trailer – 5ft sweep – Sand

$ 24099.99
 

Seeker Airmag Connector Package

$ 3129.99

Seeker Airmag FOD Control Magnetic Sweeper for Airfield / Apron Maintenance

Check out the Seeker Airmag in action cleaning up runways and aprons at some of the biggest international airports .

Airfield / Apron FOD Control Magnetic Sweeper Features

The Seeker Airmag FOD Control Magnetic Sweeper was developed in association with the London International Airport and the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario Canada. Throughout the development of this industry leading magnetic sweeper, Bluestreak Equipment consulted the airport’s maintenance crews and managers to determine which features are needed to create the best FOD control magnet for airfield and apron cleaning possible. The highspeed sweeping capability enables the operator to clear areas quickly and get off runways in a hurry if needed. Check out this video for a more in-depth explanation of the Seeker Airmag’s features and specifications.

Multiple Color Options

The Seeker Airmag FOD Control Magnetic Sweeper is available in three distinct color options to accommodate civilian and military applications. The chassis of the Seeker Airmag is powder coated matte black while the hood of the sweeper is available in three powder coat colors: Traffic Orange, Sand, and Army Green. The Sand and Army Green colors have matte finishes, and the Traffic Orange color has a gloss finish.

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Keep FOD Under Control on Airport Aprons, Maintenance Areas, and Runways

Pearson International Airport Apron

The Seeker Airmag is easily maneuverable through tight spaces around gates on airport aprons and can cover areas quickly, this makes it easy to stay out of the way of other vehicles on the apron while collecting FOD that accumulates from shipping and broken luggage that can turn into a projectile hazard if caught in a jet blast. The Seeker is shown here sweeping the gates at Pearson international airport.

London International Airport Maintenance Area

When maintenance is performed on vehicles, fasteners and other metal debris inevitably gets dropped or lost, resulting in debris on the apron when those vehicles head out to perform normal operations. The Seeker Airmag can be used to collect lost nuts, bolts, washers, or metal cutoffs from the maintenance area before the debris makes its way into the apron.

Runways

Having any FOD on a runway is hazardous to all aircraft on the airfield, a single wire bristle from a snow brush can wipe out an engine on any jet powered aircraft. This issue is more prevalent on military aircraft because the intake for the turbine is lower and closer to the surface of the runway, but any FOD can still damage commercial jet engines. Other FOD like nuts, bolts, and other fasteners can damage tires on aircraft which can cause the aircraft to lose control. The Seeker Airmag FOD Magnetic sweeper can quickly cover airfields and has the capability to get out of the way of incoming aircraft since it is stable at high speeds. These videos show the Seeker clearing the runway at London International Airport and a section of Toronto Pearson International Airport’s runways.

Available as a Single or Triple Setup

The Seeker Airmag FOD Control Magnetic Sweeper can be purchased as a single Seeker Airmag  with 60” inches of sweeping width (5 feet / 1.524 meters) or linked together with two additional sweepers to create the Seeker Airmag 180 triple trailer setup with 180” inches of sweeping width (15 feet / 4.572 meters). This system uses a series of link bars and hitches to make the three sweepers work together.  

Backup whenever you need to

Even when towing the Seeker in a triple trailer setup, the Seeker was designed to be able to backup if you need to. The triple trailer setup was designed so that all three trailers are connected solidly as one unit, so when connected together they act and feel like one big trailer, allowing you to backup if you get yourself into a tight situation where you can’t go forward and need to backup. There’s lots of tight spaces and a lot of equipment around airports and you never know when you might need to get out of the way or get into a situation where you might need to back up and we’ve thought of that and made the Seeker easy to backup in either a single or triple trailer setup.

Ground tracking abilities

The Seeker FOD Magnetic Sweeper triple trailer setup works better than a single wide trailer as the three individual Seeker units are designed to follow the contours in the ground that would cause a single wider sweeper to bottom out.  Even though airport grounds appear flat many have sloped surfaces that are designed to drain water from areas. These sloped surfaces can present a problem for wider sweepers when they are set at low sweeping heights.  Having three individual narrower Seeker units allows sweeping heights to be set low and still not bottom out or “hang up” on any high points. This means better pickup performance of debris.

Seeker Airmag Triple Sweeper Ground Tracking

Inline Setup for Fitting Through Tight Areas

The Seeker can also be linked together in single file if needed to fit through access gates.

Seeker Airmag Runway FOD Magnet

Linking Three Seeker Airmags Together

If you order a single trailer, a connection kit, and additional rear trailers which are available as accessories so you can create a triple setup later if you wish. This video goes over how the brackets link the sweepers together.

Weight Assisted Clean-Off System

The Seeker Airmag FOD Control Magnet uses a manually operated pivoting magnet clean-off system that requires the operator to push down on a solid steel counterweight on the top of the clean-off lever.  The counterweight assists in swinging the magnet housing away from the stainless-steel debris pan when performing clean-off. The clean-off lever will also stay in the downward position because the magnet housing will magnetize to the chassis of the trailer in the clean off position.

 

Included with every trailer is a Powerstik Pro Elite magnetic sweeper to assist with picking up collected debris after the trailers are cleaned off and all the debris is dropped onto the ground. When collecting debris using the Powerstik Pro Elite, all material can be dropped into the onboard buckets, so nothing is left on the ground, preventing more FOD contamination on an airfield or apron. To see a more detailed explanation of how to perform clean-off on the Seeker Airmag check out this video.

Seeker Apron FOD Control Magnet Features

10.5” Inch Maximum Pickup Height

The Seeker Airmag has an alternating pole permanently charged C8 ceramic magnet assembly that is 12”D x 3”H x 60”W inches. The alternating pole assembly boosts power in the operating range of 1-3” inches and works effectively to pick up metal debris even at speed. The magnet assembly can pick up a 2.5” inch 8 penny nail from 10.5” inches off the floor.

Additional Seeker Features

Seeker Airmag FOD Magnetic Sweeper Features

Gauss Measurements Visualization

“Gauss” is a measure of the magnetic field strength. The strength or power of the Seeker’s magnetic field in the 1-to-3” inch operating range is shown in the following picture. This magnet provides all the power required to pick metal debris off runways and aprons while at speeds. Setting the magnetic sweeping height lower will always produce better sweeping results allowing for faster travel while collecting more debris. This gauss chart shows the power levels at each distance from the magnet.

 

We can’t emphasize enough – what matters is the Gauss field strength measurement at the distance the magnet is from the ground where the debris is. For Example, If you’re always going to be sweeping with a sweeping height of 2” inches, then you should be looking at the Gauss measurements of your various magnetic sweeper options at this 2” inch distance. If someone ever gives you a Gauss field strength measurement, your first question should be “From what distance was the measurement taken?

Seeker Airmag Magnetic Field Strength Gauss Measurements

Triple Trailer Setup Additional Features

Seeker Airmag Airfield Magnet Trailer Features

Magnetic Performance at Speed Testing

To determine the pickup power of the Seeker Airmag FOD Control Magnetic Sweeper during development, Bluestreak Equipment performed pickup tests using various debris types at different towing speeds in a controlled testing environment. This testing procedure has been used to test a few sweepers including the Piranha and Mammoth, this helps to demonstrate the difference in magnetic power between the sweepers. It also shows the max speeds that the magnets can be operated at while still achieving 100% pickup rate for various types of metal debris. To see the full test procedure and results Click Here.

Showing the Pearson Maintenance Team How to Operate the Seeker Airmag

On delivery of the completed Seeker Airmag to Toronto Pearson after getting input on the design over the last year, the entire maintenance crew wanted to see the basics of how to operate and clean off the magnetic sweeper after they swept near the gates of the airport. In the video the debris collected from the apron is deposited into the Seeker Airmag’s onboard buckets. And the maintenance crew got a chance to see the power difference between the Piranha magnetic sweeper they already have and the new twice as powerful Seeker Airmag.

 

Operator’s First Impressions

After running the Seeker Airmag around the runways and aprons at the Toronto Pearson Airport we asked the crew chief for his initial impressions of the Seeker Airmag. From just one afternoon of use, the crew chief was looking forward to sending out his crew to regularly sweep around the airport aprons and runways.

Airport FOD Control Trailer

Standard Lights and Safety Flags

The Seeker Airmag includes a set of trailer lights with a 4-pin connector system. The lights use magnets to attach onto the chassis of the trailer with smaller magnets to keep the wiring in its proper place along the trailer chassis on the way to the truck. 6-foot-high Safety flags are included with the trailer to increase visibility and make reversing the trailer easier.

Seeker Airport FOD Cleanup Magnetic Sweeper

Full Magnetic Coverage Along 15’ Foot Sweeping Width

The Seeker Airmag FOD Control Magnetic Sweeper in the triple sweeper configuration overlaps each trailer so there are no gaps in the magnet coverage for the full 15’ foot, 180” inch or 4.572 meters of sweeping width.

Seeker Airmag Triple Set Up Top View Dimensions

Adjusting Sweeping Height

Adjusting the sweeping height on the Seeker Airmag is extremely easy and is accomplished using crank handles on both sides of each sweeper and sweeping height can be set between one and three inches. There is a scale laser cut into the side of the height adjustment assembly that indicates the sweeping height you have the sweeper set at.  This aids the user in setting a consistent height on each side of the trailer and among all trailers. When cleaning a large very flat surface the sweeping height should be set as low as possible for better debris pickup, however if there are bumps or other obstructions present on the surface you are working on, the sweeper needs to be set higher to avoid ground strikes.

 

Seeker Runway FOD Control Magnet

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