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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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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New elctrostatic separator door open

The launch of the new Bunting ElectroStatic Separator is in response to enhanced material separation requirements in the recycling, plastics and minerals industries.  The ElectroStatic Separator uses tungsten electrode wire to generate electrostatic charges to separate dry liberated particles.  The new technology significantly broadens separation capabilities, opening up new opportunities for recovering materials from waste…

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bvse

Bunting has joined bvse-Bundesverband Sekundärrohstoffe und Entsorgung (The German Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Disposal). The bvse provides a voice for companies involved in the collection, processing, marketing, recovery, recycling and environmentally-friendly disposal of waste. “Being a member of the bvse ensures that we are aware of the latest changes in any recycling-related…

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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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Simon Ayling

Bunting has joined the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA).  The new membership reflects the importance of Bunting’s Magnetic Separator and Eddy Current Separator technology for the separation and recovery of valuable metals. The BMRA is the trade association representing the £7 billion UK metal recycling sector representing over 250 organisations.  Members produce environmentally-friendly raw materials…

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Non-ferrous Metal Separation

There is an ever-growing demand to maximise the recovery or removal of metal from waste, especially non-ferrous.  The economic viability of many recycling plants is based upon their ability to successfully recover valuable metals such as aluminium.  In operations processing waste plastics, successful recycling is not possible without removing the ferrous and non-ferrous metal contamination. …

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Metal in Onions

Between July and November 2019, the UK Food Standards Agency has issued three food alerts regarding metal contaminated food products.  This brings the total number of metal-in-food contamination alerts to eight for 2019.  This is a rise from four in 2018 and six in 2017.  In all cases, the Food Standards Agency stated that ‘The…

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Hanbury Plastics Overband Magnet

The global focus on managing plastic waste continues to intensify. There is an emphasis on improving collection to ensure plastic waste does not enter the ecosystem. Once collected, the next issue is dealing with that plastic waste, by either re-introducing into the plastics process as a raw material or using it in another product such…

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