American Recycler News Equipment Spotlight: Moley MagStar generators
Moley Magnetics is a manufacturer of scrap yard magnets, shears, grapples and magnet controllers/generators. “I think most would agree that magnets are a crucial part of most ferrous recycling operations and as such the purchase and maintenance of magnets is a major focus. However, magnets aren’t a viable tool without a proper generator and controller,” Ron Slaby, vice president of sales, stated.
So, what does one look for from a generator and magnet controller? “In the past, they have been large, expensive, hard to maintain and offered little versatility. Moley Magnetics offers a solution to these issues. Our MagStar hydraulic or diesel generator is the latest development in low cost, modular controllers that offer the owner variable magnet operation programs – as well as built-in fault identification and an operational log,” Slaby said.
MagStar generators are smaller than typical generator sets and this is important as excavators become more compact with less space to install accessories. Couple this size advantage with multiple program settings that allow for optimum moving of heavy melt and in the touch of a button, moving turnings is optimized. The Moley MagStar allows for tracking of operation, so owners have records of magnet on and off time and operators can improve magnet life by observing duty cycle. The MagStar also self diagnoses faults. Slaby stated, “Too often, an owner is left scratching his head as to why his magnet is not operating properly, but with the self-diagnosing MagStar the operator is informed in the instance of a shorted magnet cable, shorted magnet or a blown fuse. This magnet is a new, safe, cost effective, easily maintained generator and controller for your magnet needs with sizes from 9 kW to 30 kW.”