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Demonstrating the ElectroMax Overband Magnet’s Power

Overhead magnet machine

The ElectroMax Overband Magnet has proved extremely popular since the launch in May 2019. Shipments average at over one ElectroMax per month (up to May 2020, a period that includes the recent Covid-19 crisis) with an increasing number of mobile plant, mining and recycling companies turning to the air-cooled ElectroMax Electro-Overband Magnet as a high-performance,…

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ElectroStatic Separation of Minerals

Bunting Distributors Training Meeting 2020

Article written by Neil Rowson, Professor of Minerals Engineering in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham Electrostatic phenomenon dates back to 600 – 700 B.C. when people noticed static electric effects (attraction of hair) when amber was rubbed with fur.  Indeed, the word ‘electrostatic’ comes from the ancient Greek word ‘electron’…

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Two New Overband Magnet Models

PMax Overband Magnet

Bunting has added two new models to their popular and highly successful range of Permanent Overband Magnets.  The two new designs – the PCB-C (Compact) and QBC (Quick Belt Change) – meet specific requirements of reduced maintenance time and lighter weights.  These models expand the Overband range, which also includes the classic PCB model. The…

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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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Junction City Mining Installs Overband Magnet in US Quarry

Mining Overband Magnet

One of the largest quarries in the US state of Georgia is protecting their processing plant against damage from tramp ferrous metal by installing a Bunting PCB1206-EL Permanent Crossbelt Separator. Junction City Mining helps build bridges in the US southeast by supplying high-quality aggregate materials for construction. The company required a massive structure to handle the…

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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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American Quarries Install TN77 Metal Detectors

Metal Detector Quarry

TN77 Metal Detectors are proving popular with quarry operators in the USA.  The ‘Metal Detection‘ branded equipment is used to identify tramp metal in conveyed aggregate and prevent damage to screens and crushers. The TN77 metal detector is a tunnel-type Metal Detector used widely in the quarrying, mining and recycling industries where the conveyed material…

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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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Detecting and Removing Tramp Metal from Conveyors

Metal Detector

The process of quarrying aggregate and mining ore often results in the introduction of tramp metal.  The effective detection and removal of this tramp metal is critical to prevent damage to crushers, screens and conveyors, and is achieved using metal detectors and magnetic separators. The design of metal detector or magnetic separator is dependent upon…

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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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