Metal Separation Demos Ignite Interest at IFAT 2018
Application of Magnetic Separators
Visitors to IFAT 2018 Enthralled by Working Magnetic Separators. An Eddy Current Separator was violently expelling non-ferrous metals from plastic waste on one side of the stand, whilst large chunks of fragmented stainless steel were being separated by the SSSC on the other. ‘Seeing Is Believing’ was very much the basis of the Bunting and Master Magnets stand at IFAT 2018 (14th – 18th May 2018).
“We wanted to showcase our metal separation technology,” explained Dave Hills, Bunting’s Head of Sales, “and that meant having production-sized equipment operating on the stand. The positive reaction of visitors highlighted the importance of being able to show metal being separated.”
IFAT is the first major waste and recycling exhibition of 2018 in Europe, featuring 3,305 exhibitors and over 141,000 visitors. Key topics discussed during the week-long show included the filtering of microplastics; more effective recycling of plastics; and the digital transformation of the entire industry.
“Effective metal separation is vital for the successful recycling and reuse of many secondary materials,” said Dave. “As a specialist in Magnetic Separation, we believed that the IFAT show provided the perfect platform to show recycling companies what is possible. The show proved to be exceptionally successful and we are now in discussion with companies all over the world.”
Following the IFAT exhibition, many companies who visited the stand are sending samples to the Master Magnets laboratory in the UK for controlled tests to confirm the separation capability of both the Eddy Current Separator and Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator.
“There was a lot of interest in the Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator. Stainless steel is a problematic material and, due to it’s hardness, can cause real problems in granulators and shredders. Visitors were often surprised to see large fragmented stainless steel being attracted and separated. It has generated a huge amount of interest and there is a lot of work to do.”
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