Whilst exhibiting at the Waste 16 exhibition in Salford, UK, last week (9th June AJ Bell Stadium), we had the opportunity to talk with companies about ways to improve metal separation and recovery.
The Waste 16 exhibition had both internal and external areas and featured a wide range of recycling technology from mobile screens and crushers to magnetic separators. Organised by Skip Hire Magazine, this was the 3rd year of the show providing companies based in the North with their own waste and recycling exhibition platform.
We had attended in 2015 and, in 2016, Bunting Europe was back as one of the headline sponsors.
Maximising metal separation was a major concern for many of the companies visiting the Bunting stand. The volatility of metal prices and the need for increased purity of recycled materials led to questions about enhancing existing Magnetic Separator systems.
As an illustration of what Metal Separation Technology is available, on the stand was a large photo of a new Metal Separation Module installed at Recapture Plastics in Kent. This installation features a strong, high intensity Drum Magnet followed by an Eddy Current Separator and removes ferrous and non-ferrous metal from shredded recycled plastic.
Visitors also wanted discuss the separation of Stainless Steel and Printed Circuit Boards as achieved using the HISC. This ultra high strength Magnetic Separator enables separation of materials not previously possible.
The Twin Pole Overband Magnet was the focus of several discussions. At the show it was possible to explain the difference between a Twin Pole and Single Pole Overband Magnet and how that has a dramatic effect on the separation capability. Many visitors already had single pole Overband Magnets but were finding that the separation and purity of the recovered steel just wasn’t good enough and were unaware that there was better Overband Magnet technology available.
As well as more advanced Magnetic Separators, a range of standard Magnetic Separators including FF Drawer Magnets, Plate Magnets and In-Line Magnets were on display. This gave visitors the opportunity to test the magnetic strength trying to pull bolts off the surface out of the strong magnetic field.
Waste 16 again proved to be a good exhibition and we were really pleased with the high level of quality leads.
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