Tramp metal is metallic scrap that may accidentally find its way onto conveyors and into bulk materials during the mining process. Some examples of tramp metal include bucket teeth, manganese steel mantles, bore crowns, bar scrap, chains, and tools.
The bad news: Tramp metal is not a good thing to find in your mining and bulk material processing operations. It can damage expensive crushers, conveyors and other process equipment. As a result, tramp metal can stop operations and cause lost production time.
The good news: There is technology to help detect all types of metallic scrap that conventional metal detectors may miss, including those bucket teeth, manganese steel mantles, bore crowns, bar scrap, chains, and tools. A tramp metal detector provides an economical and reliable method of protecting expensive shredders, crushers, conveyors and other mining and cement bulk weighing, monitoring, and sampling equipment from potentially costly damage from these unwelcome metals.
We’ve developed a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers about tramp metal detectors, including:
- Why is tramp metal dangerous?
- Is there a safety instrument to warn of tramp metal on the conveyor?
- Can tramp metal detectors work in wet conditions?
- Can tramp metal detectors withstand harsh conditions?
- How fast can tramp metal detectors run?
- What regulatory approvals are necessary?
View the Tramp Metal Detection FAQs