Overband magnets

The Overband Magnet is one of the most commonly used magnetic separators.  Different designs are used in nearly all process industries and especially in mining, quarrying, recycling, and bulk handling applications. In operation, an Overband Magnet (or Suspension Magnet) sits above a conveyor carrying material.  As the material passes under the magnet, ferrous metal is…

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Bunting-Redditch 2020 Review

To state that 2020 has been challenging would be an understatement. The global Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way people live their lives, and businesses have had to adapt. Despite the difficulties, there has been plenty of positive news coming out of Bunting-Redditch. Throughout 2020, building work has continued on a major plant and office…

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Bunting ElectroMax Overband Magnet

The design objective of creating a more compact and powerful electromagnetic Overband Magnet led the Bunting engineering team to develop the new ElectroMax-Plus. Electro Overband Magnets Electromagnetic Overband Magnets use an oil-cooled or air-cooled wire coil to generate a deep and strong magnetic field.  The electromagnetic force radiates from a coil wound around a steel…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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