Influence of electromagnetic effect parameters on ferromagnetic powders fluidity
The paper presents result of experimental studies of ferromagnetic powders fluidity management by effecting on particulate medium with constant and alternating gradient magnetic fields. Induction lines of constant magnetic field are perpendicular to symmetry axis of powder hopper. Alternating field is created by electromagnet with one tapering pole and has higher induction gradient values near hopper outlet. These fields form magneto fluidized bed from powder in hopper allowing powders of barium and strontium hexaferrite to flow through the hopper outlet. Dependencies of efflux speed from parameters of electromagnetic fields are presented for barium hexaferrite powder with average particle size 1 μm and strontium hexaferrite powders with average particle sizes 1 and 9 μm.