Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separation Testing

The electromagnetic laboratory-scale Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separator (WHIMS) removes fine magnetics and para-magnetics from mineral slurries.  Handling minerals in a slurry or suspension is preferable for many processors, especially when beneficiation involves wet processing.  Additionally, a wet process often produces a better separation for very fine materials. In this educational video, Professor Neil Rowson…

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Chute Magnet Separator Checks Magnetic Susceptibility

The Chute Magnet Separator or Magnetic Slide is a simple but important laboratory-scale wet magnetic separator for any material test facility.  This magnetic test equipment enables the assessment of a particle’s magnetic susceptibility, which provides the platform for further tests on specific wet magnetic separators. Wet magnetic separation techniques are employed when processing slurries (i.e.…

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Bunting at RWM '19

Visitors to RWM19 heard and then saw metal being separated on Bunting’s stand P1 as soon as they walked into the show. “Visitors to the RWM19 exhibition wanted to see equipment in action. The clattering noise of separating metal was enough to ignite their imagination and draw them to the stand,” explained Adrian Coleman, the…

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Eddy Current Separator University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham has purchased a laboratory-sized Eddy Current Separator and Drum Magnet modular system from Bunting-Redditch.  Students and professors undertaking research at the university will use the new Metal Separation Module to determine the recovery and recycling capabilities of a wide range of materials. The laboratory Metal Separation Module comprises of a Vibratory…

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Induced roll

Comparing Two High Intensity Magnetic Separators High intensity magnetic separators remove ferro and para magnetic particles from dry non-metallic minerals.  However, the design of the separation system dictates the final product purity and product losses.  The two most common designs of dry high intensity magnetic separator are the Induced Roll (IMR) and the Rare Earth…

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Electromagnetic Filter

A high intensity Electromagnetic Filter has expanded the mineral testing capabilities in the Bunting-Redditch mineral processing laboratory.  The Electromagnetic Filter is designed to remove fine iron and weakly magnetic materials from mineral slurries and ceramics slips and glazes.  The new equipment expands the extensive range of high intensity magnetic separators already used in the test…

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Aggregate Quarrying

Magnetic separators can be found in most mineral processing operations, especially those processing non-metallic minerals and magnetic ores.  This article investigates the use of high intensity magnetic separators and magnetic separation equipment in the minerals sector with a focus on processing dry materials (in the -15mm, +45 micron size range). Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors…

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magnet suppliers uk ‌

As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, we invited David Roberts from HUB-4 to our manufacturing plant in Redditch, UK.  With business strong following two successful exhibitions (Hillhead and RWM), David was able to see a busy shop floor. Eddy Current Separator On a tour around the factory, we showed David the Eddy Current Separator that…

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magnetic separation

The Induced Magnetic Roll Separator (IMR) has been used in the non-metallic mineral industry for decades.  However, the popularity of this high intensity magnetic separator dwindled after the development of the Rare Earth (RE) Roll Magnetic Separator in the late 70s early 80s.  Whereas the magnetic forces in an IMR were electromagnetically generated, high intensity…

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Lab Equipment

Research institute Vito NV, based in Belgium, has purchased a range of laboratory scale Magnetic Separators to evaluate the magnetic properties of different minerals in their research. Dry Processing with the Induced Magnetic Roll For testing dry, free-flowing materials, a High Intensity Bench Top Induced Magnetic Roll (IMR) was supplied.  The design of the laboratory-scale IMR allows…

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