A Magnetic Separator attracts, captures and holds magnetic particles.  The magnetic strength needed to successfully separate such problematic ferrous metal contamination is commonly stated in a magnetic separator supplier’s quotation or specified in the tender.  This ‘Magnetic Strength’ is usually referenced in terms of ‘Gauss’, a unit of measurement.  However, as it is difficult to accurately measure…

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The BBC television series Detectorists has significantly increased the public’s awareness of metal detectors, but many people remain unaware of their importance in the recycling of waste materials. Although the size and design of metal detector used in the recycling industry is different to those used by the enthusiasts on the television show, the basic…

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Master Magnets Test Area

A UK metal recycling company has ordered two (2) SSSC Magnetic Separators to recover fragmented stainless steel. The order followed initial tests undertaken on site with a Rare Earth Drum Magnet during the Covid-19 lockdown. Once the restrictions had eased, the client travelled down to Redditch for more detailed test work on the SSSC Magnetic…

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Radial Magnetic Field Bunting Magnetics

Rotary Magnetic Separators, such as the Drum Magnet and Pulley Magnet, are designed with a specific type of magnetic field.  The type of magnetic field is considered when looking at any application and when deciding which design will achieve a customer’s separation objective. For these rotary designs of magnetic separator, there are two types of magnetic…

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Metal Packaging Recycling Rates

The latest data from the UK Environment Agency’s National Packaging Waste Database for quarter 2 2020 shows a 9.7% rise on quarter 1 2019 in the tonnage of recycled and recovered Used Beverage Cans (UBCs) and metal packaging. However, whereas the recycled tonnage of aluminium packaging has steadily increased over the period, there has been…

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Eddy Current Separator ElectroStatic Separator

Separation technology plays a major role in the recycling of waste materials. Metals are recovered using one or a combination of metal separators including Magnetic Separators, Eddy Current Separators and ElectroStatic Separators. Eddy Current Separators and ElectroStatic Separators play an important role in maximising metal recovery and revenue from complex streams presently processed by metal…

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Bunting Magnetics Drawer Magnets at Ecovyn

EcoVyn Ltd has installed two Bunting Drawer Filter Magnets to remove ferrous metal contamination from plastic waste.  Since the installation of the magnetic separators, EcoVyn has reduced their waste by 94%. Technical information: Drawer Filter Magnets EcoVyn Ltd is at the forefront of PVC compounding and brings pioneering new technology to the market place.  They offer one of…

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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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Aliminium Can 2

The aluminium packaging recycling rate in the United Kingdom rose to a record high of 56% in 2019, up from 52% in 2018 (Environment Agency data published by National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD and reported on the Alupro website). The business recycling target of 61% was also exceeded by 2%. The amount of aluminium packaging…

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