hamos LCS - Metal separators load chance

The solution for direct mounting on extruder to injection molding machine

Electronic all-metal separators of the hamos LCS ("Last Chance Separator") series are used especially in plastics processing for slow-moving or "stationary" material columns. They offer the last chance to detect and remove harmful metal parts fully automatically before they disappear in the inlet of extruders or injection molding machines. Not only ferrous metals are detected, but also all non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steels, etc. Damage to molds and extruder screws or blockages in the hot runner system are thus reliably prevented. The stable and heavy-duty housing of the hamos LCS metal separators can also be used for mounting mixers, dryers and small conveying devices.

Operating principle

hamos LCS electronic all-metal separators are suitable for metal separation from stationary or slowly moving columns of material.

The slowly moving column of material passes the sensor area of the hamos LCS. Ferrous or non-ferrous metal parts contained in the material are detected in the search coil.

The search coil/sensor unit, together with the metal parts, is pushed into the ejection position by a pneumatic cylinder. Metal contaminants are ejected laterally together with a small amount of good material. A sluice plate shuts off the material feed for this time. Because of the very fast material ejection, extruders can also be monitored without "running dry".

After the metal ejection, the emptied sensor unit returns to its initial position and releases the material flow again.

Your advantages

  • Protection of extruders and injection molding machines
  • For the demetallization of slowly moving or stationary material columns
  • Low installation height
  • Heavy duty housing
  • Self-monitoring with diagnostic system
  • Fully automatic function
  • Proven technology
  • Simplest operation
  • Almost maintenance free


For example, if you

  • Plastic granules
  • Plastic regrind
  • Plastic recyclates

injection or extrusion, then the hamos LCS electronic metal separator is the ideal device for metal separation.

Professionals work with professionals

After 21 years of operation, our experience with the hamos WRS window recycling plant is very positive. The plant is an important part of our process. It helps us to achieve our targets. It guarantees the highest quality required for the PVC and thus increases the overall performance of our process. The hamos plant is indispensable and "closes our recycling loop."

- Bodo Streubel, Operations Manager of Dekura Bad Schmiedeberg

We are very satisfied with the standard hamos GmbH has achieved. Previously, it was not possible to sort PVC from profile sections and production remnants fully automatically to this high standard of quality and purity. This development has helped us to completely close the material loop in window profile production. A new world-class standard was born.

- Jörg Ipfling, Manager Recycling Technology Window Solutions at Rehau

The electrostatic recycling systems of HAMOS make a very important contribution to the recycling process of PVC windows due to their good separation performance.

- ppa. S. Lengnick, Production Management, VEKA Umwelttechnik GmbH

The separation systems supplied by hamos are an essential part of ensuring the highest quality of products supplied by Metal-Plast to the market. By using hamos solutions we have increased the processing capacity of our plant and the products manufactured by Metal-Plast are of the highest quality.

- Grzegorz Jasiński, Chairman of the Board


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