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Eriez Magnetic Sweepers

For “clean sweep” removal of dangerous tramp iron from highways, airports, parking lots, terminals, warehouses, quarries, machine shops, factory aisles and parks.


Magnetic Sweepers



Eriez Magnetic Sweepers

Eriez’ electromagnetic and permanent magnetic Road and Floor Sweepers are the fast, efficient, practical way to rid large surface areas of hazardous pieces of iron. In one quick sweep they prevent costly tire damage, reduce equipment downtime and eliminate many safety hazards.

The Sweeper’s high–strength magnetic field picks up and holds nails, wire, welding rod ends, staples, tacks, bolts, ferrous chips—all kinds of potentially damaging tramp iron. Highways, airfields, parking lots, loading docks, city streets, parks and playgrounds are easily cleared of damaging, dangerous tramp iron.


  • Simple operation
  • Exceptional performance
  • Choose from a wide selection of models and sizes


Electromagnetic Road Sweepers

Powerful electromagnetic Road Sweepers are the fast, efficient, practical way to rid large surface areas of hazardous pieces of iron. The accumulated debris is unloaded by simply turning off the magnet.

Eriez Heavy Duty Electromagnetic Road Sweepers are available in five widths. They are suitable for sweeping speeds up to 10 mph (16 kph) with a maximum road clearance of 4-1/2 inches (115 mm). Greater road clearance is possible if speed is reduced.

A standard DC gasoline engine generator set can be furnished mounted on top of the sweeper to provide power to the magnet. These sweepers can also be furnished with special coils to suit on–site DC power supplies. Eriez–furnished DC power supplies are provided with a specially designed current reversing switch to assure complete discharge of accumulated iron. This switch is similar to those used in lifting magnet applications where the current is momentarily reversed to eliminate materials hanging on due to induced magnetism.

Permanent Magnetic Sweepers

For high–speed, low–cost removal of ferrous trash, Eriez permanent Magnetic Sweeper provides efficient cleaning with equipment that requires no outside power source. Lighter in weight than the heavier–duty electromagnetic Sweepers, these models are designed for trailing behind any type of vehicle or for use suspended from a forklift truck or a truck bumper.

Suspension lugs can be provided for operation from industrial or highway trucks. All models are built with a powerful permanent magnetic element enclosed in a rugged housing that provides structural strength with a minimum of weight. The non–magnetic housing serves as a stripper pan for the magnet; simply moving a lever raises the magnet inside the housing and allows the tramp iron to drop to the ground.

The trailing models are equipped with puncture–proof 10–inch (250 mm) tires mounted on roller bearing wheels for minimum towing effort and to permit speeds up to 15 mph (25 kph) for transporting between jobs. A parking stand is provided, and the wheels project beyond the trailing edge of the magnet to protect it from accidental collision damage when backing up. Heavy duty models are available for rough terrain. Road clearance to the bottom of the stripper pan is fixed at 3–inches (76 mm) for maximum effectiveness, and a top operating speed of 5mph (8 kph) is recommended.

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