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6 In-Line Magnets for Plastics Producer

Six (6) In Line Magnetic Separators (PIMS) are due to be installed in a UK plastic production facility.  Manufacture of the magnetic separators took place at Bunting’s Berkhamsted facility.  The project originated from a discussion at the Interplas exhibition in 2017. The In Line Magnetic Separator offers great versatility with ease of installation and maintenance.  Inside the tube-like…

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Metal Removal when Recycling Rubber Tyres

Successfully removing metal from rubber (originating from the metal wire in a tyre) when recycling tyres is critical, especially as rogue metal can cause injury to horses and children who run and play on the recovered rubber crumb.  Although each tyre recycling plant is different, here is a guide to the common types and location…

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Bunting Joins bvse in Germany

Bunting has joined bvse-Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung (The German Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Disposal). The bvse provides a voice for companies involved in the collection, processing, marketing, recovery, recycling and environmentally-friendly disposal of waste. “Being a member of the bvse ensures that we are aware of the latest changes in any recycling-related…

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Magnetic Disc Separator Processes Beach Sands

Bunting’s latest Magnetic Disc Separator (MDS) is for processing and separating key minerals from a beach sands deposit.  The three-stage Magnetic Disc Separator is destined for a mineral processing operation in Africa. The Magnetic Disc Separator Magnetic Disc Separators (MDS) enable an accurate separation of minerals with varied magnetic susceptibilities.  Typically, a Magnetic Disc Separator…

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Special Offers for Global Recycling Day

The Global Recycling Foundation created the Global Recycling Day in 2018 to help recognise and celebrate the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet.  They state that ‘It is a day for the world to come together and put the planet first’. In 2020, Global Recycling…

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Tramp Metal Removed from Reclaimed Kaolin

A major UK mineral processing company has installed two large Bullet Magnets to remove tramp ferrous metal from dry reclaimed kaolin. After initial discussions, Bunting conducted controlled tests in the Redditch Centre-of-Excellence.  The reclaimed kaolin had a broad particle size range, with 95% below 250 microns.  Iron contamination was approximately 1000ppm (although it could peak…

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8 Metal-in-Food Alerts in 2019

In 2019, the UK Food Standards Agency issued 8 food alerts relating to food contaminated with metal particles. The products included turkey dinosaurs, crispy onions, Quorn sausages, corned beef, halva, an oat drink, and prepared vegetables. Up to the 9th March 2020, there have been three: Co-op recalls Chicken & Stuffing Sandwich because it may…

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3 Overband Magnet Installation Problems

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The article was first published in Skip Hire Magazine (March 2020) The Permanent Overband Magnet is one of the most commonly used magnetic separators.  Overband Magnets are found in most recycling plants recovering steel cans and other ferrous metals from a wide range of waste materials as well as in quarries (protecting crushers & screens)…

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Three High Sensitivity Metal Detectors for Nappies

An Egyptian paper mill has purchased three meTRON 07 CI Metal Detectors mounted on conveyors to detect metal in the tissue paper used as the filler in the manufacture of baby’s disposable nappies. The three meTRON Metal Detectors are identical in size and specification.  Each has a 400mm wide belt passing through a 450mm wide…

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Bunting European Sales Conference 2020

Bunting distributors from across Europe converged on the Redditch site for the inaugural European Sales Conference. The two-day event included classroom and practical training on a wide range of magnetic separators and metal detectors. On day 1, there was a focus on equipment for the recycling sector. This included permanent and electromagnetic Overband Magnets, Pulley…

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