Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads - MSA


Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA


SOLLAU MAGNETIC SWEEPERS have been designed for the very effective collection of any metal waste irrespective of its size and shape from the outsized paved surfaces and areas.

Our sweepers are same useful and important as your conventional cleaning vehicles (sweepers, blowers, vacuum cleaners). No matter how powerful are the cleaning machines you use, you still need to clean the local areas or make special cleaning of metal fragments in the pavement macro texture and for systematic collection of various dangerous metal objects anywhere with intensive traffic of vehicles and movement persons with enhanced risk of FOD occurrences.

The metal objects and debris, in aviation industry so called FOD (FOREIGN OBJECT DEBRIS) includes metal objects like the metallic bolts, nuts, nails, needles, washers, buckles, thumbtacks, springs, coins and many other metal objects like parts of GSE equipment and belongings of the airport personnel or passengers inadvertently left on the ground and especially the sweeper brushes - bristles or other nearly invisible tiny metal fragments and metal dust.

Our magnetic sweepers:

  • can be easily towed behind a standard airport vehicle (car or tractor) using ball coupler or towing loop to sweep in the operating speeds up to 25 km/h.
  • have great magnetic sweeping performance because of massive magnetic housing with installation of the world strongest magnets - the “neodymium permanent magnets
  • are available in the outstanding magnetic sweeping widths of 3 meters or 9 meters – see the sweeper MSA 3000 / Knight and the sweeper MSA 9000 / Emperor
  • have heavy duty design to withstand the most exacting conditions (very high humidity and temperatures or freezing conditions)
  • even though they are robust and very resistant they have easy handling for any operator
  • are friendly to environment and they meet strict conditions of REACH regulation
  • every design of our sweepers is submitted to magnetic performance assessment including standardized FOD testing objects
  • every magnetic sweeper is delivered with a set of detailed operations and maintenance documents and with recommendations how to involve it in the aggregate FOD PROGRAM
  • are delivered with the extensive standard equipment (set of LED lights and strobe lamps) and unique optional equipment, e.g.:
  • - “electronic” lifting and demagnetizing of permanent magnets in the magnetic housing
  • - „GPS tracking” and data recording device of the sweeping operations
  • for more details see our MSA magnetic sweepers brochure or contact our team





  • Effective and easy to use magnetic cleaning device (tow-behind trailer) for assembly of FOD from the airports, roads, racing or testing circuits and for the use of operators, who need to clean metal debris from any other large grounds like machinery production facilities and its surroundings, repair premises, ports and storages, parking lots etc.
  • Necessary cleaning device for airports with heavy winter operations and regular occurrence of sharp steel bristles lost from the sweeper brushes and
  • Excellent maintenance equipment for runways and roads with panels, for any grooved runways where the metallic scrap can easily assemble, for airports with damaged sections of runway or apron pavements (with small holes and surface cracks) and for the application after maintenance activities releasing metallic FOD including metal dust, fragments and particles like surface shot blasting, milling and grinding.
  • Equipment for the systematic collection of a variety of dangerous metallic objects in areas with intense movement of vehicles and persons.


  • Our magnetic sweepers can be easily manipulated and transported to any remote location (be operated during military missions). They are very useful equipment for the magnetic cleaning of dirty runways with unknown maintenance standards and conditions.
  • Magnetic sweepers are a complementary equipment to another sweeping systems, especially in case of specific runway types and conditions.

NOTICE: Sharp fragments of metal bristles lost from the conventional sweepers can cause flat tire problem of many aircraft and airport vehicles.



  • Neodymium (Nd) is “rare-earth metal” that gives the magnets extreme magnetic force
  • Neodymium magnetic alloy (NDFEB) magnet is a Japanese patent from the year of 1984 and it is produced by sintering of Neodymium, Iron and Boron
  • because of presence of “Boron” component in the magnetic alloy it can attract and keep the FOD metallic objects attached longer and with greater reliability
  • Neodymium magnets are the strongest commercially available permanent magnets in the world since they are 10 times stronger than any commonly used ceramic magnets (BHMAX value = 40)
  • to understand the real difference of Neodymium and common ceramic magnets, which applies in terms of practical sweeping capability too, let you see the Neodymium videos (also available on the Youtube channel)



Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA

Our basic model of airport magnetic sweepers, the MSA 3000 – „KNIGHT“, has been specially designed for operations on the airports and other large tracks. It is suitable for the FOD maintenance operations on the small and middle-sized (regional) airports including military air bases, with outstanding magnetic sweeping width of 3 020 mm.

SOLAU MSA sweeps are very simple to maintain, they do not require virtually any additional costs after the purchase and can be operated even under the most demanding conditions.

NOTE: We recommend to our customers the purchase of our triple hitch sweeper with more than 9 meters of effective sweeping track in case that the runway is too wide for 3 meters sweeping or if the available runway closure times are too short. The tripled performance of MSA 9000 will guarantee that you can sweep more efficiently and save a lot of time.


Magnetic housing height can be easily changed and precisely set between 30 and 100 mm using the central setting wheel. Demagnetizing of the magnetic housing active zone is also very simple without much effort of operator´s manual force and the FOD is just dropped to the installed large FOD boxes for easy disposal once the magnetic cleaning will be finished.

Send us your request for sweeper Quote and any questions. We appreciate also the questions related to your previous experiences on magnetic sweeping and use of your old magnetic sweeping device or any other alternative tow - behind sweeping devices.


Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA

Our model MSA 9000 – “EMPEROR” is a high-end product and definitely the most powerful magnetic sweeping equipment in the world. The magnetic sweeper is suitable for maintenance operations of middle size and big airports, with outstanding sweeping width of 9 060 mm.

This giant magnetic sweeper consists of 3 individual trailers connected during sweeping in the triple hitch to make single extraordinary sweeping unit. Main central hitch is equipped with the telescopic arms with couplers for easy connection of the side hitches without need of any tools.

Each sweeper can be also used individually in the operational mode (e.g. for local “apron sweeping”) or alternatively they can be towed one after another in order to multiply the effect of magnetic collection or same way in the transportation mode with the uplifted magnetic housing, in case of transportation to and back from the sweeping site.


  • Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA
  • Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA
  • Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA
  • Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA
  • Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA
  • Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA
  • Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA
  • Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA
  • Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA
  • Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA
  • Magnetic sweepers for airports and roads MSA

Extra value added

Magnetic force (induction) generated by the extremely strong permanent magnets from rare earth ores does not let through any unwanted ferromagnetic impurities – and that is why the application options of our products are nearly unlimited (they find their use in chemical, plastic, automotive, building and pharmaceutical industries, food processing, mining etc.).

Our company goal is not only to manufacture and deliver a product, but above all to find and offer an exact solution satisfying the requirements and needs of just YOUR company. In these days of rapid changes in technology it is very difficult to keep up with the latest trends even in the field of your own activity, not to mention other industrial or foreign branches. And that is why we offer you our technical support based on our know-how and our experience. We hope that you - as well as our present clients - will also appreciate our assistance with solving problems regarding the separation of magnetic particles from your products, that we will help to protect your expensive machinery and that our solutions will make your production process even more fluent. If you are looking for a solution of a problem with separation or detection of ferromagnetic impurities in your goods, do not hesitate to contact us. We can help you.

Free magnet audit

Free magnet audit is an exceptional service thatSollau_serviceman.jpg

  • checks the function of the magnetic separator (if the tramp metal is effectively trapped)
  • examines if the magnetic separator fulfils its potential and meets application requirements
  • evaluates the effective pull, the status, the location and the cleanness of the applied magnets

During the audit, we do not only inspect your magnetic equipment, but we also

  • provide training on care and maintenance of magnetic separators
  • suggest the measures to be taken in order to improve the operating efficiency of the magnetic separation related to your products and materials
  • identify the key areas in your company where the application of magnetic separators could enhance the operating performance, reduce operating costs, purify the product or protect processing equipment from metal damages

Audits are conducted by SOLLAU specialists that - in co-operation with the client - develop an audit plan and determine priorities. During the audit, the auditor physically inspects and measures the effective strength of the magnetic separator. He also photographs and documents the state of the device. After the check is completed, the auditor issues a detailed report including the results of the effective strength findings. The inspection results are also important references for internal quality assurance and help analyse biological, chemical and physical hazards (HAACP) as well as ensure high quality production (QA).


Contact us


Phone +420 576 013 873

SOLLAU s.r.o.
Hrivinuv Ujezd 212
763 07 Velky Orechov
Czech Republic

VAT ID: CZ29261759

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