“The Case for Producing Low-Copper Steel with Ballistic Separators,” written by Eriez Metals Recycling Market Manager Mike Shattuck and Eriez Recycling Product Manager Chris Ramsdell, begins by emphasizing the demand from today’s steel mills for low copper steel. It goes on to examine the many challenges processors face when producing low copper steel to meet a typical mill’s exacting specifications.
The white paper provides an overview of three of the most popular recovery systems used to produce low copper steel: gamma scrap analyzers, scrap drums with variable rectifier and X-tract X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Separators. It covers the capabilities, advantages, drawbacks and average melt results for each piece of equipment.
The final section of the white paper focuses on the Eriez Shred1 Ballistic Separator. It describes how this equipment uses ballistics to efficiently separate iron-rich ferrous from mixed metals in the post-drum magnet flow. It also includes a chart depicting a typical ferrous system layout.
According to the white paper, the Shred1 has minimal ongoing operating costs with no need for air and only very little electricity. Since the Shred1 is entirely automated, hand picking labor becomes more focused and efficient. Scrap dealers with a capacity of 400 tons per day are reporting the need for only two pickers, which represents a reduction of 50 percent when compared to strictly relying on hand-sorting.Click here to download “The Case for Producing Low-Copper Steel with Ballistic Separators”Click here for related articles and news on Ballistic SeparationSearch for Ballistic Separator manufacturers in our Equipment Guide
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