Bateman’s new HYDRA-MAGNET is a combination self-contained auxiliary powered magnet, and brushless, maintenance-free Hydraulic Generator. The HYDRA-MAGNET is engineered to easily and efficiently add magnetic function to excavators, and eliminate the need to install generators or cables on multiple machines. This makes it an excellent and flexible tool for fleet use with various machines, and an ideal tool for lower-duty cycle and occasional contractor use.
To operate, users simply attach the “Hydra-Mag” to any excavator set up with an auxiliary circuit, and operate by use of a joystick control or button. Once the circuit is turned on and flow is at the generator, the magnet will charge and begin attracting material. When the circuit is turned off, material will fall as the generator slows.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.