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Keeping Ceramic Tableware Iron Blemish Free

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Fine iron and iron-bearing minerals cause visual and structural defects in ceramic tableware.  Such contamination appears as small dark spots on the surface or is hidden within the body and causes premature cracking of the ceramic.  The cup, saucer or plate is then either rejected or reworked. The problem of iron contamination is not new. …

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Separating Fine Iron from Powders

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Effectively separating fine iron from dry powders is often challenging. Even the strongest magnetic separator may fail to successfully remove the magnetic particles. In order to find a successful solution, it is important to understand the way fine materials behave. Only then is it possible to determine the optimum method to cleanse a powder of…

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Bunting European Sales Conference 2020

Bunting Distributors Training Meeting 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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New XRF Enhances Mineral Testing Capabilities

X-ray fluorescence analysers

The purchase of a new X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser enhances the mineral testing capabilities of the Bunting test laboratory based at the manufacturing facility in Redditch, UK.  Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science, based in Abingdon, UK, supplied the X-MET8000 Expert XRF analyser and provided comprehensive training for the technical staff at Bunting. The Science of X-Ray…

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Ceramics UK 2019 Show Success

Ceramics UK 2019

The last UK-based ceramics focused exhibition was staged in Telford, UK over twenty years ago.  In July 2019, once again in Telford, the new Ceramics UK show once again thrust ceramics into the spotlight, providing the perfect showcase for the sector.  Ceramics UK was co-located in Telford, UK with The Advanced Materials Show. Over twenty…

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Getting Metal Out of Ceramic Sanitaryware

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Sanitaryware is a commonly used term in the ceramics industry referring to sanitary appliances found in toilets and bathrooms.  Traditionally, WC bowls, cisterns, bidets, urinals and washbasins are made from porcelain (a ceramic material made from clay that might be described as ‘vitreous china’ when coated with enamel).  This might be referred to as ceramic,…

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Iron Separation Technology at Ceramics UK Show

Electro magnetic filter

Successfully removing fine iron from ceramic slips and glazes is vitally important in any ceramics plant.  Such iron contamination is removed using high intensity magnetic separators like those on display on the Bunting and Master Magnets stand 1517 at the Ceramics UK show (10-11 July 2019, Telford, United Kingdom). Iron contamination causes surface defects (black…

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Rare Earth Roll or Induced Magnetic Roll

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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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Technical Video Explanation of Rare Earth Roll Separator

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The Rare Earth Roll Separator or Masteroll is the world’s most popular magnetic separator used by mineral processors to separate paramagnetic minerals from dry materials.  The Rare Earth Roll Separator is simple to install and use, whilst being exceptionally energy-efficient.  The high-intensity magnetic strength enables the separation of very weakly magnetic minerals such as mica (biotite…

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Mineral Processing Lab High Intensity Electromagnetic Filter

Electromagnetic Filter

Master Magnets Expand Wet Magnetic Separation Testing A high intensity Electromagnetic Filter has expanded the mineral testing capabilities in the Master Magnets 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…

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