Bunting Buzzing at Hillhead 2022

The sun shone and the crowds filled the quarry at Hillhead 2022 (21-23 June, Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, UK). The return of the UK’s largest quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition attracted visitors from across the world. At Hillhead, Bunting was displaying magnetic separators, including an ElectroMax Overband Magnet and Permanent Suspended Magnet, as well as a…

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40-Year Old Hillhead Still Attracts Bunting

The first Hillhead was held in 1982 and over those 40 years Bunting has manufactured and supplied thousands of magnetic separators and metal detectors for use in the aggregate and recycling industry.  Once again, Bunting is exhibiting at the 2022 show (21-23 June, Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, UK), helping companies solve metal separation and detection problems…

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Metal Separation When Recycling UPVC Windows

Metal Separation UPVC Windows

353,000 tonnes of window profiles and related products got recycled in 2020 (source Recovinyl).  Although there was a slight fall in the total amount of PVC recycled in 2020 (due to the Covid-19 pandemic), the UK and Ireland recycle the second highest tonnage in Europe behind Germany. The recycling of UPVC windows is a long-standing…

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BMRA’s Young British Metal Recyclers Visit Bunting

BMRA's young metal recyclers vist Bunting

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) arranged for their Young British Metal Recyclers group to visit Bunting’s Customer Experience Centre in Redditch, UK and see the latest in metal separation technology. The British Metals Recycling Association represents the £7 billion UK Metal Recycling sector. Located at the material testing facility in Redditch is a range…

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30 Year Magnetic Separator Market Evolution

30 year magnetic separator market evolution

Our Press Officer, Paul Fears, first became involved in marketing magnetic separators in 1989.  In this blog, Paul looks back at the evolution of the magnetic separator market. When I started my career in 1989, I had no comprehension of the importance of magnetic separators.  I quickly discovered that the technology was used in every…

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Magnetic Separator Air-Gap Explained

Bunting Air gap explained

The ‘Air Gap’ plays a key role in the performance of a Magnetic Separator.  In all magnetic separators, there is a gap between the magnet material or electromagnetic coil and the targeted particle.  This ‘air-gap’ could be actual air or a non-metallic material such as stainless-steel or a rubber belt. When assessing an application, our…

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Separating Metal When Recycling Wood

Separating metal when recycling wood

Wood is one of the most recyclable materials of all waste.  Waste wood originating from well-used wooden products such as pallets and furniture is reused in furniture, in creating building materials, animal bedding, and fuel.  However, both ferrous and non-ferrous metal contaminates wood from secondary sources. Wood Recyclers Association Separating Metal Contamination Problematic metal contamination…

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Eddy Current Separator and ElectroMax Sales Growth in 2021

Eddy current separator and Electromax sales growth

The demand for metal separators increased in 2021 on 2020, with exceptional growth in sales of both Eddy Current Separators and ElectroMax Overband and Suspension Magnets.  Sales growth followed an expansion in representation in overseas markets and increasing manufacturing capacity at Bunting’s Redditch facility in the UK. At the Redditch manufacturing plant, Bunting specialise in…

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Application Review – Small Tramp Ferrous from Recycled Gypsum

Small tramp ferrous from recycled gypsum

The extensive range of magnetic separators means that there are often several options for any one application.  However, the final selection is dependent on a number of variables including the available space, separation objective, and the critical nature of the separation.  This particular project required the improved separation of tramp iron from conveyed recycled gypsum.…

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Bunting Exhibiting at Ecomondo

Bunting Feed, Waste and Metal

With the Ecomondo Green Technology Expo encompassing the circular economy, the Bunting stand (hall A2 stand 007) focuses on material and metal recycling through separation to neodymium magnet recovery. Bunting is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of magnetic separators for the recycling and waste industries.  The group also provides magnet and magnetic…

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