Due to the increasing farm mechanisation it is not unusual to find foreign sharp metal objects in forages for livestock feeding. Should ruminants ingest them, serious health problems might follow, like for example traumatic reticuloperitonitis (hardware disease) or in most extreme cases acute traumatic reticuloperitonitis, which can also lead to death. This problem raised mostly as a consequence of a wider use of mixer wagons and total mixed rations. Within one of its research projects CAEB INTERNATIONAL developed IRONLESS, an innovative magnetic separator that, thanks to its very compact design, can be mounted on the discharge opening of mixer wagons.
With its wide magnetic area, IRONLESS is able to catch foreign metal objects before they find their way into the feed bunks . The rotating plates of IRONLESS also spread the ration, thus improving the catching of any metal part. Their segmented design also facilitates the discharge of the ration.
- Magnetic plates: 3
- Dimensions: depending on the discharge opening of the mixer wagon
- Magnetic area*: 3 times the one a fix separator
- Metal objects average catching degree*: 90%
* Not-binding data referred to the tests performed