Separating and recovering fine metals is Bunting’s focus at the RWM & Letsrecycle Live show (14-15 September 2022, NEC Birmingham, UK). On stand R-N50, visitors will see metal separation equipment in operation recovering fine non-ferrous metals and stainless-steel. On the stand is an Eddy Current Separator, SSSC Stainless Steel Separator, and an ElectroStatic Separator.
Bunting is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of magnetic separators for the recycling and waste industries. The Bunting European manufacturing facilities are in Redditch, just outside Birmingham, and Berkhamsted, both in the United Kingdom.
With an increasing demand to recover or separate increasingly smaller-sized metals from a wide variety of secondary materials, Bunting has developed and enhanced metal separators such as the ElectroStatic Separators and Eddy Current Separators.
For a recent project in the Middle East, Bunting supplied a Metal Separation Module (incorporating a high-strength Drum Magnet and Eddy Current Separator) and ElectroStatic Separator to recover fine aluminum from crushed dross. This combination of separation technologies maximizes the metal recovery with ferrous metal separated by the Drum Magnet, larger aluminum recovered on the Eddy Current Separator, and fine aluminum separated on the ElectroStatic Separator.
The revolutionary ElectroStatic Separator provides the only known method of separating fine metal from a wide range of recycled materials including cable, WEEE, aluminum dross, and plastic waste. Separation occurs by induced an electrostatic charge into a conductive dry-liberated particle. Electrostatic separators are commonly used in conjunction with high-intensity magnetic separators and Eddy Current Separators.
Controlled Tests Prove Capabilities
On the stand at RWM & Letsrecycle Live, Bunting’s experienced team aim to assist recycling companies and solve metal separation problems. Many projects will involve the testing of material at Bunting’s recently expanded Customer Experience Centre in the UK. Tests on equipment including the ElectroStatic Separator, Eddy Current Separator, and Stainless Steel Separators determine the separation efficiency in terms of recovery and purity.
“The RWM & Letsrecycle Live show provides the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of our metal separators,” explained Adrian Coleman, General Manager of Bunting-Redditch. “The requirements of the recycling sector are increasingly demanding and we, as equipment suppliers, need to adapt. With technology such as the ElectroStatic Separator, we enable metal separation that was previously not possible.”