Magnetic Head Pulleys


Shields Magnetic Head Pulleys provide continuous protection against tramp iron contamination of both large and fine metal particles.  We offer magnetic pulley sizes for every application, as small as 4″ diameter.  Our magnetic pulleys are available in regular strength and a “high power” version for more extreme applications.  We design and construct each magnetic pulley to withstand the harshest of environments and back each magnetic pulley with a full warranty.  We welcome questions, pictures and any information about your application and will provide custom pulley sizes upon request.  We carry many sizes in stock and have extremely fast turnaround times.  Units come equipped with Tracking Bands at no additional charge!

We carry sizes below in stock and ALL UNITS INCLUDE TRACKING BANDS!  No Competitor offers this.

Our magnetic pulleys are available in standard diameters of 4″, 6″, 8″, 12″, 15″, 16″, and 18″. Face and shaft sizes are available per customer request.

Upon ordering we will call you to confirm the max shaft length of your pulley. Call (800) 799-4408 with any questions or for additional sizes.


Companies Rely on Shields Magnetic Head Pulleys

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Features and Benefits

  • Magnetic Head Pulley DiagramMagnetic head pulleys are widely used in the recycling industry to separate steel from aluminum cans.
  • As drum magnets on belt conveyors, they also provide maximum, continuous protection against tramp iron contamination in the processing of materials such as chemicals, plastics, grains, food products, ceramic and coal.
  • Our self-cleaning pulley magnets are equally effective in the separation of both large and fine metal particles from non-ferrous material.
  • These easily installed pulleys provide permanent magnetic strength and require no maintenance.
  • Our magnetic pulleys are available in standard diameters of 4″, 6″, 8″, 12″, 15″, 16″, and 18″. Face and shaft sizes are available per customer request.
  • Pulley magnets are constructed with a stainless steel shell and are available with either radial or axial poles.
  • Magnetic pulley shafts are welded on 4, 6, and 8-inch models and are removable on all other sizes.
  • Vulcanized or rubber lagging and stainless steel shafts are optional on magnetic pulleys.

Fact: Magnetic Head Pulleys are used in a wide array of industries.  In certain instances, head pulleys are used in conjunction with belt magnets to act as an “insurance policy  to ensure that no metal remains.  From aggregate processing to sand and gravel operations, magnetic pulleys play an integral role in keeping operations running smoothly.

Magnetic Head Pulley Applications:

Additional information

Dimensions N/A
Head Pulley Style

6×14-Radial Pole, 6×20-Radial Pole, 6×26-Radial Pole, 8×14-Axial, 8×20-Axial, 8×24-Axial, 8×26-Axial, 10×26-Axial, 10×32-Axial, 10×38-Axial, 12×26-Axial, 12×32-Axial, 12×38-Axial


6", 8", 10", 12"


14", 20", 26", 32", 38"

Hubs & Bushings

XT, XT15, XT20, XT25

Min Bore

1", 1-3/16", 1-13/16", 1-7/16", 1-15/16", 2-7/16", 2"

Max Bore

1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2"

Max Shaft Length

20", 29", 34", 35", 41", 47", 48", 53", 56", 66", 68"

Made in USA

Shields Magnetics is one of only a handful of U.S. suppliers of industrial magnets.


Give us a call at (805) 642-4408 to place an order or if you have questions.

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