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Master Magnets Sponsor Physical Separation 2019

Magnetic Separation at International Mineral Processing Conference Master Magnets has been announced as one of the principle sponsors of the Physical Separation ’19 conference (13-14 June, National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK). Physical Separation ’19 is organised by Minerals Engineering International (MEI).  Although chemical methods of concentration and extraction dominate the industry, the physical separation methods are…

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Magnetic Separator and Metal Detector Growth in 2018

UK Manufacturing Success for Master Magnets Sales and enquiries for magnetic separators and metal detectors hit new highs in 2018.  A 25% sales growth for the European Bunting Magnetics operation came two years after the Master Magnets acquisition in January 2017. “It has been an incredible year,” said our General Manager, Adrian Coleman.  “Demand has…

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Metal Recovery Solutions at 18th International Electronics Recycling Congress 2019

Talking Magnetic Separators at IERC 2019 The Bunting Magnetics and Master Magnets team are exhibiting (stand 17) at this month’s 18th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2019 (January 16-18, Salzburg, Austria). IERC 2019 is an important biennial event on the recycling industry calendar, bringing together international producers, recyclers, equipment manufacturers, recycling associations, refurbishers, standards bodies, NGOs,…

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2018 Review

A Look Back at our News & Blogs in 2018 2018 proved to be another exciting year.  Despite the spectre of BREXIT, business overseas continued to flourish and grow.  We attended a number of international exhibitions, securing orders on the stand.  There have also been concerns on the UK mainland about waste management and especially…

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The Missing Cohesive Recycling Strategy

The waste and recycling industry has never had a higher profile.  Sadly, a great deal of the media coverage has been negative, especially regarding plastic waste.  The backlash from the general public has sparked politicians in London and Brussels to take action.  New recycling targets have been set.  A war on plastic waste has been…

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Eddy Current Separator Magnetic Poles

2nd of 5 Technical Articles Reviewing Eddy Current Separator Performance More is always better.  Or is it?  In the second of our technical articles reviewing the design of Eddy Current Separators, we look at the importance of the number of magnetic poles.  Does a magnetic rotor with 42 magnetic poles enable a better separation than…

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Electro Overband Magnet Selection

The range of Master Magnets’ Electro Overband Magnets is extensive.  Selecting the optimum design of Electro Overband Magnet to perform a specific separation task is critical.  Poor magnet selection could result in damage to processing equipment or a reduction in product quality.  To aid the correct selection, Master Magnets applications engineers have developed a bespoke ‘Electro…

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Magnetic Disc Separator for Processing Coltan

A Magnetic Disc Separator (MDS) has been manufactured and despatched to Nigeria for use in the processing of Coltan (a combination of columbite and tantalite).  The Magnetic Separator is used in a process to primarily extract Tantalum.  Tantalum is a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for electric cars, mobile phones and other…

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Eddy Current Separator Rotor Speed

1st of 5 Technical Articles Reviewing Eddy Current Separator Performance Faster is better.  Or is it?  The magnetic rotor on an Eddy Current Separator produces the all-important separation force to recover or remove non-ferrous metals such as aluminium.  The multi-pole magnetic rotor rotates at high speeds (2000-4000 RPM) and we assess whether higher speeds produce…

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Technical Video Explanation of the Magnetic Disc Separator

The origins of the Magnetic Disc Separator date back to the early 1900s.  Although manufacturing techniques have significantly changed and more advanced machines have now been incorporated, the basic function design remains virtually the same.  The Magnetic Disc Separator is widely used to ensure an accurate separation of dry minerals that have varied magnetic susceptibilities.…

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