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Magnetic Drum Separator

Magnetic Drum Separator

Applied material: magnetite, pyrrhotite, calcined ore, ilmenite, etc. Advantages of FTM magnetic separator: larger capacity, higher efficiency, and lower operating costs. in addition, It requires no electric power.

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Model: CTB6012

Max Feeding size: 2mm


Capacity: 10-20 t/h

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Model: CTB1018

Max Feeding size: 3mm


Capacity: 50-70 t/h

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Model: CTB1530

Max Feeding size: 3mm


Capacity: 170-280 t/h

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What is the basic principle of magnetic drum separation?

Magnetic separator is mainly used for separating various minerals such as ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, precious metals, non-metals. When the magnetic separator is working, minerals with stronger magnetism will be absorbed to the strong magnetic field while non-magnetic minerals would be discharged from the discharge port along another trajectory.

magnetic separator can process various ores

Magnetic separator also can separate non-metal ores

Two types of magnetic drum separators

Magnetic drum separator can be divided into two types: one is dry magnetic separator, the other is wet magnetic separator. The dry magnetic separator is designed for material with 2 to 200 millimeters which is in dry or nearly dry state like crushed iron ore. The wet drum magnetic separator is suitable for the ores with a few micrometer size to less than around 6 - 8 millimeters suspended in water.

dry magnetic separator vs wet magnetic separator

The two types of magnetic separators both can effectively process various minerals

Dry magnetic drum dry separator

Dry magnetic separators are mainly for separating dry magnetic minerals. One of its models is a permanent magnetic drum separator that installing a rare earth roll (RE Roll). Rare earth roll is one of the world’s highest-intensity and can separate strong and weak magnetic material from non-magnetic material in a dry state.

Materials and structures of dry magnetic drum separator

It mainly consists of a permanent magnet system, a rotating drum (with single and double drum), a magnetic separator mine-separating box, a feed tank, and a flushing pipe.

The rotary drum is made of 2mm thick fiberglass which is to avoid the over-heat of the drum body and the increase of the motor power caused by the vortex effect.

The permanent magnet system is made of high-quality ferrite or composite including ferrite material and rare earth magnetic steel. The average magnetic induction intensity of the drum surface is at the range of 100~600mt.

Rare earth magnetic drum separator processes iron ore in India

This Indian customer needs to process iron ore sand, so he bought a two-roller dry magnetic separator, and the following is the detail of every step:

The separating process of the Permanent magnetic drum dry separator

First, the electric vibration feeder sends the iron ore sand particles to the upper roller for coarse separation.

Second, as the raw iron sand material moves into the separation zone of the magnetic head pulley, magnetic minerals are attracted towards the high intensity steel poles.

Third, non-magnetic ore particles are thrown away from the roller surface due to the combined action of gravity and centrifugal force and enter the lower roller for further selection.

Finally, with a carefully positioned splitter, the two fractions – magnetically susceptible minerals and non-magnetics – are separated from each other.

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Advantages of the dry magnetic drum separator

dry magnetic separating case

Permanent magnetic drum dry separator working site

  1. 1Reasonable magnetic field distribution, which greatly prolongs the service life.
  2. 2large enrichment ratio, strong adaptability to ore feeding particle size, concentration, and grade fluctuation.
  3. 3Produces products with high concentrate grade and high recovery rate with 99%.

Wet magnetic drum separator

What materials can be processed by wet magnetic separator?

The permanent magnetic drum wet separator is suitable for the ores like magnetic pyrite, roasted ore, ilmenite, and other materials with a particle size of less than 3mm. It is also used to process coal ores, non-metallic ores, and building materials.

Machine materials and structures

permanent magnetic drum made of high-quality material

Machine materials and structures

Just like a dry magnetic separator, the wet magnetic separator is also made of powerful rare earth magnets. It is used in the fine grain range from 1 µm up to 3000 µm (0.001 mm – 3 mm) to separate magnetic particles from process liquids, sludges or emulsions. The processing objective here can be both the recovery of valuable iron particles and the avoidance of disruptive iron particles, e.g. upstream of membrane or ultra-filtration.

How to separate ores by permanent magnetic drum wet separator?

It can be divided into three types according to the various tanks:

Cocurrent- slurry feed direction is the same as the drum rotating direction. The magnetic concentrate is discharged from concentrate launder while the tailings are discharged directly from the bottom.

This method is generally used for coarse selection of strong magnetic minerals with 0-6mm, presenting a high recovery rate and high grade.


Countercurrent-slurry feed direction is opposite to the drum rotating direction. the magnetic concentrate is discharged on one side of the feed opening while the tailings are discharged on the other side.

It is generally used for coarse separating and scavenging the material with 0.6-0mm, and keeping the high recycling rate.


Semi-countercurrent: the slurry feed direction is half the same and half opposite of the drum rotating direction, and the difference with the cocurrent type is that the ore slurry turns a circle in the tank.

The slurry is washed completely by the water, which can prevent inclusions. The movement direction of the slurry is consistent with the direction of the magnetic force, which is conducive to further recycling. semi-countercurrent method also benefits for getting high-grade magnetic concentrate from strong magnetic ore with 0.5-10mm by coarse separation and scavenging, keeping stable slurry surface and operation.

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Advantages of the wet magnetic drum separator

  1. 1Full magnetic design shows large contact area between the pulp and the effective working surface
  2. 2The diameter of the raw ore can reach 16mm
  3. 3The magnetic content of tailings is significantly reduced, which is 1-3% lower than that of ordinary magnetic separation equipment.
  4. 4The separating process is lengthened to make concentrate grade increase by 2-4%

Fote wet magnetic separators have brought Australian customers huge profit

This customer wants to separate vanadium titanium magnetite tailings:

To reduce production costs, Fote Company provides the Indian client the method which comprises the following steps:

Step1Concentrating the magnetic tailings, and sending it into a spiral chute to obtain a spiral ore concentrate and a helical mine tailing;

Step 2Sieving the helical ore concentrate, collecting the part with the graininess of 0.6-0.074 mm;

Step3Drying, enriching the titanium ores to make a further dry magnetic separation, thereby obtaining titanium ore concentrate and ilmenite.

The solution for separating titanium ore concentrate not only ensures the quality but increases the recovery rate by 10-25 percentage points. The annual output of titanium concentrate of our customers has increased from 50 thousand tons to 500 thousand tons.

Facts have proved that magnetic drum separator manufactured by Fote supplier can improve the classification efficiency, especially increase the concentration of underflow, and reduce the phenomenon of overflow and roughness. It has significantly raised the recovery rate and product quality and greatly improved the comprehensive utilization rate of resources.

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Model Shell diameter
Shell lenght
Shell rotation
Feeding size
Processing capacoty
CTB6012 600 1200 <35 2-0 10-20 1.5
CTB6018 600 1800 <35 2-0 15-30 2.2
CTB7518 750 1800 <35 2-0 20-45 2.2
CTB9018 900 1800 <35 3-0 40-60 3
CTB9021 900 2100 <35 3-0 45-60 3
CTB9024 900 2400 <28 3-0 45-70 4
CTB1018 1050 1800 <20 3-0 50-75 5.5
CTB1021 1050 2100 <20 3-0 50-100 5.5
CTB1024 1050 2400 <20 3-0 60-120 5.5
CTB1218 1200 1800 <18 3-0 80-140 5.5
CTB1224 1200 2400 <18 3-0 85-180 7.5
CTB1230 1200 3000 <18 3-0 100-180 7.5
CTB1530 1500 3000 <14 3-0 170-280 11
Model Feeding size
Processing capacity
CTB6012 2-0 10-20
CTB6018 2-0 15-30
CTB7518 2-0 20-45
CTB9018 3-0 40-60
CTB9021 3-0 45-60
CTB9024 3-0 45-70
CTB1018 3-0 50-75
CTB1021 3-0 50-100
CTB1024 3-0 60-120
CTB1218 3-0 80-140
CTB1224 3-0 85-180
CTB1230 3-0 100-180
CTB1530 3-0 170-280


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