Getting Metal Out of Plastic – Bunting Stand Interplas ’17
Bunting’s Magnetic Separators, UK Plastics Show
The latest Magnetic Separation and Metal Detection technology will be on display on the Bunting Magnetics Europe stand (Hall 4, Stand H11) at Interplas 2017 (NEC, Birmingham, UK, 26th – 28th September 2017).
Bunting Magnetics is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors. The European manufacturing headquarters are based in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, UK and they have an extensive overseas network of distributors and marketing agents. In January 2017, the company acquired Master Magnets, significantly expanding their range of Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors.
“Interplas is the number one exhibition for the plastics sector in the UK,” said Dave Hills, Bunting’s Head of Sales, “and the show gives us a great opportunity to meet many existing and potentially new customers.”
Bunting Magnetics has a strong global relationship with the plastics sector. Many of their Magnetic Separators have been designed specifically for use in the manufacture and recycling of plastics and plastic products.
The Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors on the Bunting stand at Interplas are designed to capture, identify and remove metal contamination. The presence of rogue metal damages processing equipment and affects the end-product quality and reject rates.
The FF Drawer Grate Magnet is specifically designed for removing magnetically-susceptible particles from plastic. The standard model has 2 banks of Neodymium Rare Earth Tube Magnets mounted inside a sealed housing. Other variations are available including a low profile design for positioning underneath large hoppers and silos. Magnetic Separators with Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets remove even the smallest magnetically-susceptible particles. On the stand will be examples of extremely strong Magnetic Grates, Plate Magnets, Tube Magnets, and the industry-standard FF Drawer Grate Magnet. Visitors will be invited to test the magnetic strength for themselves.
“This combination [FF Drawer Grate Magnet and the quickTRON Metal Detector] offers the best method of removing metal from free-falling materials,” explained Dave Hills. “The Magnetic Separator captures and holds any magnetically attracted metals such as steel screws, bolts, steel slithers from worn equipment, and even work-hardened stainless steel. This always proves to be the bulk of the metal contamination.For a complete metal separation solution, the FF Drawer Grate Magnet is fitted above a quickTRON Metal Detector. The Metal Detector then identifies and rejects any non-ferrous metals.
“Any remaining metal will be identified as it passes through the Metal Detector and then ejected. The cleansed plastic can then proceed safety into the next stage of the process, whether than is to the extruder or granulator.”
A working, production-sized model of the combined FF Drawer Grate Magnet and quickTRON Metal Detector will be on the Bunting stand at Interplas. Regular demonstrations will enable visitors to witness the capabilities of the complete metal separation system.
A range of pTRON Metal Detectors designed for use in Pneumatic transportation lines will also be on display on the Bunting stand.
With the acquisition of Master Magnets, Bunting also has an extensive range of Magnetic Separators and Eddy Current Separators for the recycling sector.
“The combined experience of Bunting and Master Magnets means that we have a solution for most metal separation problems. The Master Magnets Eddy Current Separator is an industry standard and is used to remove non-ferrous metals from plastics in recycling operations across the world,” said Dave Hills.
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