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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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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Market stall mineral in India

Effectively separating fine iron from dry powders is often challenging. Even the strongest magnetic separator may fail to successfully remove the magnetic particles. In order to find a successful solution, it is important to understand the way fine materials behave. Only then is it possible to determine the optimum method to cleanse a powder of…

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Magnetic Disc Separator Processes Beach Sands

Bunting’s latest Magnetic Disc Separator (MDS) is for processing and separating key minerals from a beach sands deposit.  The three-stage Magnetic Disc Separator is destined for a mineral processing operation in Africa. The Magnetic Disc Separator Magnetic Disc Separators (MDS) enable an accurate separation of minerals with varied magnetic susceptibilities.  Typically, a Magnetic Disc Separator…

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Open and closed bullet magnet

A major UK mineral processing company has installed two large Bullet Magnets to remove tramp ferrous metal from dry reclaimed kaolin. After initial discussions, Bunting conducted controlled tests in the Redditch Centre-of-Excellence.  The reclaimed kaolin had a broad particle size range, with 95% below 250 microns.  Iron contamination was approximately 1000ppm (although it could peak…

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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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Ceramics UK 2019

The last UK-based ceramics focused exhibition was staged in Telford, UK over twenty years ago.  In July 2019, once again in Telford, the new Ceramics UK show once again thrust ceramics into the spotlight, providing the perfect showcase for the sector.  Ceramics UK was co-located in Telford, UK with The Advanced Materials Show. Over twenty…

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Rare Earth Roller

The Physical Separation ’19 conference The physical separation conference organised by Minerals Engineering International (MEI), is held at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom on the 13th and 14th June 2019.  The conference focuses on the application of physical methods to separate and concentrate minerals.  At the conference, Dr Neil Rowson will be…

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Induced roll

Comparing Two High Intensity Magnetic Separators High intensity magnetic separators remove ferro and para magnetic particles from dry non-metallic minerals.  However, the design of the separation system dictates the final product purity and product losses.  The two most common designs of dry high intensity magnetic separator are the Induced Roll (IMR) and the Rare Earth…

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