Bunting Secures Major Export Recycling Equipment Order

By Paul Fears | 05 January 2021

A large UK recycling plant constructor has ordered one (1) Eddy Current Separator and three (3) ElectroMax Overband Magnets for installation in a major overseas construction and demolition waste management project.

Eddy Current Separators
Eddy Current Separator Module in the final stages of manufacture

“We were thrilled to secure this order at the end of a challenging year,” said Simon Ayling, Bunting’s European Managing Director.

The UK-based plant constructor initially contacted Bunting to discuss Permanent Overband Magnets for the project.  During a review of the application and metal separation targets, Bunting’s applications engineers recommended a combination of one (1) Eddy Current Separator and three (3) ElectroMax Overband Magnets.

In the plant design, the metal separation equipment follows immediately after screening, recovering both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  The throughout at this point is approximately 15 tonnes per hour of 50-150mm sized construction and demolition waste.

Total Metal Separation Solution

Non-Ferrous Metal Recovery

The Model HIC ECS150 Eddy Current Separator is approximately 3.7m long and 2.5m wide with a feed conveyor width of 1.5m.  The concentrically located high-strength neodymium rare earth magnetic rotor creates strong repulsive forces to eject non-ferrous metal from the non-metallic waste.  An easily-adjustable splitter mounted inside the hood enables the segregation of the recovered non-ferrous metals and non-metallic waste.

Ferrous Metal Separation

Bunting ElectroMax Overband Magnet
ElectroMax-Plus Overband Magnet

In the recycling plant, the three (3) Model EMAX150 ElectroMax Overband Magnets are suspended at 450mm above 1500mm wide conveyors.  Each EMAX150 weighs approximately 2.8 tonnes, with the electromagnetic coil drawing 7kW.  After being launched in early 2020, the air-cooled ElectroMax Overband Magnet has proven very popular due to the compact design and excellent ratio of size to magnetic-power. 

“Like every project we work on, our applications team reviewed the application with the customer after they initially contacted us for Permanent Overband Magnets,” explained Simon.  “With our extensive range of metal separation equipment we were able to assess and then recommend a better performing design of Overband Magnet – the stronger ElectroMax.  The conversation then turned to non-ferrous metal separation and the Eddy Current Separator.  We are thrilled to be selected to supply all the metal separation equipment for the plant.”

Manufacturing the equipment starts at the recently extended Bunting-Redditch plant in the UK in early 2021, with shipment expected in approximately May 2021.

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