5 Misconceptions about Eddy Current Separators

Getting the Most Out of an Eddy Current Separator

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.  However, there are many misconceptions about the design and operation of the Eddy Current Separator and this blog looks at 5 key operating parameters.


There are many suppliers of Eddy Current Separators, each making different claims about the performance of their design of separator.  To dispel some of these myths, we wrote 5 separate blogs, investigating the claims in a practical and scientific way to determine their relevance and importance.  The blogs focused on:

1 of 5 Rotor Speed

2 of 5 Belt Speed

3 of 5 Belt Length

4 of 5 Ferrous Metal Removal

5 of 5 Magnetic Rotor Strength

So how does someone select which Eddy Current Separator to purchase?

The chances of successfully installing an Eddy Current Separator increases significantly if you are talking with someone who understands the application.  Experience of the recycling industry and how separation equipment really works in this difficult environment makes all the difference.


The Bunting Magnetics Europe team (including Dave Hills, Carlton Hicks and Paul Fears), will be on the stand at RWM16 (NEC, Birmingham, 13th-15th September 2016) to discuss specific separation issues and requirements.  Carlton and Paul have over 30 years’ experience and of specifying and supplying Magnetic Separators and Eddy Current Separators into the recycling industry.

For further details on the Bunting range of Eddy Current Separators, Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors please contact Carlton Hicks (carltonhicks@buntingeurope.com) or our technical sales team on:

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