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Laboratory Testing

Centre of Excellence for Material Testing

Bunting’s Redditch manufacturing facility is home to one of the world’s most complete laboratories for Magnetic Separation equipment.  Mineral processing, mining and recycling companies from across the world send samples of materials for controlled tests by experienced technicians.

The range of laboratory-scale high-intensity Magnetic Separators include:

The Bunting Laboratory Technicians conduct tests to determine the optimum solution for a given separation objective.  This includes material recovery (either minerals or secondary metals) or increasing product purity.  Tests form the basis for equipment recommendations and performance guarantees.  When practically possible, customers are welcomed to participate and witness the tests.

Laboratory tests can include comprehensive chemical analysis using an X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analyser.  This enables the analysis of metal, mineral and soil samples by identifying elements such as Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Fe and is also capable of precious metal and rare earth element analysis.  Using the XRF enables our technicians to make detailed and accurate recommendations on magnetic separation requirements and propose process flowsheet options to the customer.

The charge for testing is assessed in accordance with the work involved with a proportion or all of the test fees being reimbursed on placement of an order for the equipment.

In addition, Bunting have established a working association with the Centre for Critical and Strategic Metals at the University of Birmingham.  This link provides access to an extensive range of mineral processing and recycling facilities and additional expertise.

For more information or to discuss sending material for testing, please contact sales.redditch@buntingmagnetics.com

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