Metal Separation System

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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Overband Magnet Wheatway

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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Overband Magnet Installation

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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removing metal from recycling plastics

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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Magnetic Recycling 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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Scrap ferrous metal yard

In a clear illustration of the volatility of the metals markets, the price of Ferrous Metal has dropped by £20 to £30 per tonne in the past few weeks as reported by MRW.  Further drops are also expected. There is now a question whether the faint signs of recovery for other metals such as Stainless…

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Waste 15 demonstration

This year, Bunting Europe is a headline sponsor of the WASTE ’16 exhibition (Thursday 9th June 2016 AJ Bell Stadium, Salford, Manchester, UK) and will be on stand A79.  Now in its third year, WASTE ‘16, the Waste and Skip Trade Exhibition, is the North’s premier waste management event. A key aspect of successfully managing…

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PCB's

Separating PCBs from Shredded Plastic and White Goods Bunting Magnetics has developed a new Magnetic Separator that separates and recovers Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs).  The High Intensity Separation Conveyor (HISC) has an exceptional strong magnetic head pulley and was originally designed to separate very weakly magnetic materials such as abraded and shredded stainless steel.  During…

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Eddy Current Separator on YouTube

Metal Being Propelled Out of Shredded Recycled Plastic Getting the metal out of reclaimed plastic to enable efficient recycling is vital and Bunting has installed a complete Metal Separation Module in a plastics recycling plant to achieve this basic objective. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIYEJ9CNh6M&w=560&h=315] The Metal Separation Module comprises of a large Vibratory Feeder that controls and…

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Baled plastic

Councils Losing Income – Price of Recycled Materials Falls The slowdown in the global economy is impacting the viability of many recycling operations, reports the BBC.  Local authorities have seen falls in steel prices of 88% and a halving in the price of waste plastic. The fall in the price of recycled materials comes at…

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