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Archive for July 2016

3 Types of Ferrous Metal Found in Plastics Recycling

Metal Removed by Magnetic Separators Metal is a major cause of equipment damage, production downtime and poor end product quality, especially when recycling materials such as plastic.  So what types of metal can be found?  Here are 3 examples taken directly from a UK plastics recycling plant. Fine metal shards and even dust – The metal…

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Twin Pole Overband Magnet Solution for Hanbury Plastics

Enhanced Ferrous Metal Separation from Bunting Magnetics Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd has worked closely with Hanbury Plastics Recycling (HPR) to provide a bespoke Magnetic Separation solution for metal separation. From their operation in Stoke-on-Trent, HPR specialise in creating high quality plastic feedstock materials, by sorting commingled commercial, industrial and post-consumer waste into separated polymer streams…

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The Misconception of Eddy Current Separator Belt Length

3rd of 5 Misconceptions About Eddy Current Separators Eddy Current Separators are used extensively in the recycling industry to separate non-ferrous metal (e.g. aluminium beverage cans, shredded aluminium and copper etc) from non-metallic materials.  However, there are various misconceptions as to what helps and hinders separation and this blog investigates the length of the conveyor belt. The…

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Metal Recovery from Old Landfill Tips

Bunting Magnets Removing Steel from Old Landfill A single Cross Belt Overband Magnet and five Magnetic Separation Pulleys supplied by Bunting Magnetics have been installed by Wheatway of Gloucester on mobile screens owned and used by Cotswold Recycling Company Limited, based near Bristol.  The screens are being used as part of a process to rework an…

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3 Overband Magnet Installation Problems

Common Problems Installing an Overband Magnet The Cross Belt Overband Magnet is one of the most commonly used Magnetic Separators.  The simple design of two pulleys mounted on a frame with a magnetic block in the middle has been manufactured for decades.  As the name suggests, the Cross Belt Overband Magnet is positioned above a…

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The Misconception of Eddy Current Separator Belt Speed

2nd of 5 Misconceptions about Eddy Current Separators This is the 2nd in a series of blogs discussing misconceptions about Eddy Current Separation.  Eddy Current Separators are used extensively throughout the recycling industry to separate non-ferrous metal (e.g. aluminium beverage cans, shredded aluminium and copper etc) from non-metallic materials. A recent case history details the installation…

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Better and Cleaner Magnetic Separation at Vulcanis

Bunting Magnetics Overband Magnet Enhances Recovery Vulcanis has designed and built a recycling plant to receive and recover steel and aluminium cans in Barking, UK, and purchased a Cross Belt Overband Magnet for steel can recovery from Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd. Presently, consumers in the UK use approximately 13 billion steel cans and 50 billion…

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