MPI Assists Tire Recycler to Keep Its 'Chips' Clean Machinery Ideal for Various Recycling Operations

Highland, MI (January 18, 2010) - Magnetic Products, Inc. (MPI), a worldwide provider of both magnetic and non-magnetic material handling solutions, recently designed, built and shipped a Magnetic Belt Feeder (MBF) to a major U.S. tire recycler.

After being shredded into "chips" during an earlier process, the tire remnants travel along the MBF conveyor. Contaminated chips - those with embedded ferrous contaminant - stick to an integrated magnet pulley located beneath the conveyor belt. Ferrous-free chips drop into a designated hopper located at the end of the conveyor; contaminated pieces are transported to a separate bin via a chute directed under the MBF.

To meet the stringent requirements of the recycling industry, the MBF features proprietary high-strength magnets, ensuring that the most minute pieces of metal are discovered.

Built for an extremely rugged industrial environment, the MBF is constructed with welded steel plate and boasts a direct drive motor with VFD soft start and a maximum speed of 22 feet per minute (FPM). Two access doors on the machinery allow for quick and easy cleaning of the rotor.

For further information, contact MPI at

About Magnetic Products, Inc.:

Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI), based in southeastern Michigan, is a worldwide provider of both magnetic and non-magnetic material handling solutions. MPI leads the industry by continuously engineering inventive magnetic equipment and advancing customer education, though significant investments in research and development and proactive product training. For nearly 30 years, MPI has implemented a business model that combines technologically superior equipment with industry-leading customer service. MPI interacts closely with its customers and expands its offerings to meet the changes of a dynamic marketplace. For further information, visit

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