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Mineral Processing

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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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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3 Overband Magnet Installation Problems

magnetic separator conveyor

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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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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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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Paper Abstracts for Physical Separation Conference

Rare Earth Roller

The Physical Separation ’19 conference The physical separation conference organised by Minerals Engineering International (MEI), is held at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom on the 13th and 14th June 2019.  The conference focuses on the application of physical methods to separate and concentrate minerals.  At the conference, Dr Neil Rowson will be…

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Rare Earth Roll or Induced Magnetic Roll

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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New Export Opportunities at Bauma 2019

Magnetic separator conveyor

Throughout the whole 7 days, the Master Magnets and Bunting Magnetics stand at Bauma 2019 buzzed with visitors.  Mineral separation demonstrations on the Rare Earth Roll Magnetic Separator ignited curiosity and stimulated questions.  The new ElectroMax Overband Magnet, proudly displayed at the front of the stand, drew visitors and the media.  There was particular interest…

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Technical Video Explanation of Rare Earth Roll Separator

magnetic conveyor pulleys

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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