Advantages of magnetic sweepers MS

  • Easy installation behind cars, tractors, sweeping machines
  • Three model lines - working widths of 2000, 3000 and 6000 mm
  • Attractive price
  • Possible customization – wide range of optional equipment
  • Sweeper is equipped with ferrite or neodymium magnets
  • Simple and quick cleaning
  • Maximum cleaning capacity up to 156000 m2/h
  • Adjustable height from 30 to 200 mm

Magnetic sweepers MS for airports and large areas

The MS magnetic sweeper for airports and large areas is designed to remove ferrous metal debris (e. g., nails, tacks, nuts, bolts, screws, wires from airport runway sweepers,, metal shavings etc.) from large surface areas.  It is often used to collect magnetic particles (FOD - Foreign Object Debris) at airports. No matter how powerful the standard airport sweepers are, we strongly recommend a regular collection of metal debris at airports by magnetic sweepers. The giant MS 6000 EAGLE will find its application at large international airports, whereas the advantages of MS 2000 FALCON or MS 3000 FALCON (with the operating widths of 2 or 3 meters) will be especially appreciated at smaller regional airports (civil as well as military). Besides the airports, the magnetic sweepers are also used to clean other large areas – playing fields, festival areas, racecourses etc.

Undesirable magnetic objects in the aviation - FOD (Foreign Object Debris)

FOD at airports can cause major problems, such as cutting aircraft tires, damaging aircraft engines if ingested, lodging in aircraft mechanisms etc. Therefore, special attention must be paid to the collection of ferrous particles at the airports. And the magnetic sweeper is a suitable device for completing other cleaning machines and helping to ensure maximum protection against FOD at the airport. 

Efficient, affordable and reliable magnetic sweeper

Our goal was to produce a magnetic sweeper at an attractive price and to elaborate cost-advantageous equipment also for smaller application areas (such as regional airports, smaller military airports, organizers of horse races and festivals). We did not make any compromises on the quality and performance of the magnetic sweeper. I. e. , even our basic sweeper version provides sufficient magnetic power! This simplest variant is fully operational and functional. In order to meet the needs of even the most demanding customers, we have designed a wide range of optional equipment as well. The customer himself can configure the sweeper according to his own requirements.

Our magnetic sweeper is equipped with an Easy Cleaning System and that is why the sweeper cleaning is a matter of seconds!

Magnetic sweeper for various surfaces

The magnetic sweeper is height-adjustable in the range of 30 - 200 mm. It allows operation on uneven surfaces, such as panel roads (and it can attract ferrous metals even from the panel gaps), grass or gravel surfaces. The height adjustment will also be appreciated at the airports. When it is necessary to cross over runways on service roads, the magnetic sweepers must have sufficient ground clearance. 



Magnetic sweepers are fitted with permanent ferrite magnets in a standard way, but on request, they can be set with very strong neodymium magnets as well. Thanks to the permanent magnets, no power supply is required for the attraction of ferrous particles.

The differences in the magnetic force can be seen in the following table:

Distance between the sweeper and the magnetic particlesFerrite magnetsNeodymium NdFeB magnets
0 cm 1450 G 8200 G
3 cm 770 G 2200 G
4 cm 660 G 1580 G
7,5 cm 420 G 590 G
13 cm 240 G 200 G
15 cm 200 G 140 G

We are ready to advise you on the selection of a suitable magnet type. However, we especially need to know the size of metals to be caught.

Connecting and powering magnetic sweepers for airports

The magnetic sweeper is equipped with a removable and adjustable towing device.  The sweeper can thus be easily connected to the towing device of a car, tractor, airport runway sweeper etc. This makes the installation very easy and universal.

The electrical components and lighting of the sweeper are supplied with power from the towing vehicle - usually via a 12 V, 7-pin socket. We make the sweeper so that it is adapted to the power supply of the towing vehicle.

Cleaning of the magnetic sweeper for airports

The magnetic sweeper can be cleaned in very easy and safe way. The magnets are placed in a stainless steel housing. By pulling the demagnetizing lever, the magnets will be moved to a vertical position. This increases the distance between the magnet and the stainless cover and the gathered metals fall off spontaneously.

It is advantageous to choose the FOD box from the optional equipment. The sweeper equipped with this box not only has better aerodynamic properties and higher down pressure (suitable for higher speeds when crossing between surfaces to be cleaned), but above all its cleaning is faster. The box, which is placed in the upper part of the device during the operation, can easily be removed and placed under the magnetic sweeper. In the course of cleaning, all attracted metals fall into this box and can be easily poured into a container. There is no need to collect/sweep metals from the floor after demagnetization.

Optional equipment

Even the basic version of the sweeper, without additional equipment, has the maximum magnetic power and is fully operational.

Since customers' requirements for additional equipment differ, we have decided to enable the customers to configure their own equipment variant and thus to adapt the magnetic sweeper to their needs.

The following optional equipment can be delivered:
  • Lighting - a set of powerful LED flashlights
  • GPS module - for device location. It provides offline device position records, useful for safety management. This module provides data on the operating time, position, total driven distance, maximum and average speed, total cleaning time, treated area and many others
  • FOD box - for convenient collection (during cleaning) of the accumulated FOD
  • Container for collected FOD - 2 boxes attached to the sweeper frame
  • Handbrake
  • LED flash safety beacon on a telescopic rod
  • Powerful LED front light
  • Laser direction indicator = cleaning routes are precisely followed
  • Special painting according to customer requirements (e. g., surface protection against defrosting solution)
  • The sweeper will be fitted with tires according to your specifications

Should you need other equipment, do not hesitate, please, to contact us, we will prepare a tailor-made solution for you.

Effective area

The magnetic sweeper has a huge effective area. As to MS 2000 FALCON, its effective area is 5200 cm2 (208 x 25 cm) and the effective area of the largest model MS 6000 EAGLE amounts up to 15600 cm2. So, the capacity of the magnetic sweepers is enormous and the cleaning interval can be extended, what results in faster cleaning and reduced costs.

MS 2000 FALCON

Magnetic sweepers MS 2000 FALCON for airports and large areas

  • Working width: 2080 mm
  • Adjustable height between 30 and 200 mm
  • Max. operating speed: 25 km/h
  • Max. transport speed: 50 km/h
  • Max. cleaning performance: up to 52000 m2/h (2,08 m x 25000 m)
  • Weight: 510 kg
  • Effective area: 5200 cm2
  • Versions with ferrite or neodymium magnets
  • Magnetic induction: 1450 - 8000 G according to the applied magnets
  • Lighting supply: usually 12V, from the towing vehicle. We adapt to customer requirements.

MS 3000 FALCON Extended

Magnetic sweepers MS 3000 FALCON Extended for airports and large areas

  • Working width: 3180 mm
  • Adjustable height between 30 and 200 mm
  • Max. operating speed: 25 km/h
  • Max. transport speed: 50 km/h
  • Max. cleaning performance: up to 79500 m2/hour (3.18 m x 25,000 m)
  • Weight: 750 kg
  • Effective area: 7950 cm2
  • Version with ferrite or neodymium magnets
  • Magnetic induction: 1450 - 8000 G according to the applied magnets
  • Lighting supply: usually 12V, from the towing vehicle. We adapt to customer requirements

MS 6000 EAGLE

Magnetic sweepers MS 6000 EAGLE Extended for airports and large areas

  • Working width: 6240 mm
  • Adjustable height between 30 and 200 mm
  • Adjustable height between 30 and 200 mm
  • Max. operating speed: 25 km/h
  • Max. transport speed: 50 km/h
  • Max. cleaning performance: up to 156,000 m2/ h (6.24 m x 25,000 m)
  • Weight: 1600 kg
  • Effective area: 15600 cm2
  • Version with ferrite or neodymium magnets
  • Magnetic induction: 1450 - 8000 G according to the applied magnets
  • Lighting supply: usually 12V, from the towing vehicle. We adapt to customer requirements



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