RWM Becomes Metal Separation Test Centre
Interactive Stand 5Q11 at RWM
Visitor interaction is the theme of the Bunting stand at this year’s RWM (12-13 September, 2018, NEC, Birmingham, UK). With their stand (5Q11) in prime-position opposite the entrance to the show, Bunting will invite visitors to take a lump of non-ferrous metal or stainless steel, place it on the belt of the metal separator, and witness separation.
“We wanted to do something different this year,” explained Dave Hills, Bunting’s Head of Sales. “Visitor interaction is so important and we want people to handle the metal and then see what happens when they place it on the belt of the metal separation system.”
On the Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator, visitors will be able to separate several different materials. These include large lumps of fragmented stainless steel, from secondary metal recycling plants, and printed circuit boards (PCBs) from electronic recycling operations.
The Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator uses a patented high strength magnetic roll that generates enough attractive power to separate even the weakest magnetic materials. When passing through a shredder, the edges of stainless steel become weakly magnetic and this enables the effective separation. Also, PCBs have small components that are weakly magnetic and these are attracted by the strong magnetic field and separated from non-magnetic materials.
Dave Hills will be speaking about the Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator in the Alternative Fuels Theatre on Wednesday 12th (12:30-13:00) and Thursday 13th (11:45-12:15).
Eddy Current Separators are a common feature at the RWM exhibition. The Master Magnets design focuses on maximising non-ferrous metal separation whilst maintaining product purity levels. The ability to produce the optimum separation of non-ferrous metals is dictated by the design of the high speed rotating magnetic rotor and visitors will be able to place non-ferrous metals on the separator and witness the dramatic and violent separation.
As the Permanent Overband Magnet is one of the most commonly used magnetic separators in the recycling and waste industry, it was important to have a model on show. Hundreds of Permanent Overband Magnets are built at the Redditch manufacturing facility each year and they can be seen on many pre-sorted refuse operations recovering steel cans and mobile plant such as crushers and screens.
“Participating in a demonstration is different to simply watching,” explained Hills. “Visitors to the stand can choose the item they want to separate and then see what happens on the metal separator.”
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Photographs taken by Paul Fears Photography