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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Getting Metal Out of Grain and Cereals

Metal detector process sheet

By the time grain and cereals have been collected and delivered to a Milling Plant, it is highly likely that there is metal contamination present.  Removing that metal to prevent damage to processing equipment and produce the highest quality end-product is essential and achieved with a series of different designs of Magnetic Separators and Metal…

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Five Magnetic Separator Myths

five Magnetic Separator Myths

Often ascertaining the best Magnetic Separator for any given application is not straightforward.  To complicate the decision-making process further, many companies supplying magnetic separators provide a wealth of information such as Gauss levels and the amount of metal that the Magnetic Separator can actually capture. Such details are often difficult to verify and may even be meaningless. In this…

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Recycling Growth Dependent on Technology

Recycling Growth dependent on technology

Global annual events such as the Global Recycling Day and Earth Day provide the perfect platform for reflection and planning.  Successful and extensive recycling reduces the pressure on the planet’s finite resources, whilst also providing desperately needed environmental protection.  Many experts predict that the failure to radically change the way waste is produced and managed…

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3 Metal Parts Contaminating Plastic Waste

3 metal parts contaminating plastic waste

Recycling plastic waste is challenging at the best of times. However, when contaminated with ferrous metals, recycling is hindered by equipment damage, production downtime and poor end product quality. Thankfully, installing the optimum magnetic separator ensures that such ferrous metal contamination is removed. In this article we look at three examples of ferrous metal contamination…

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Separating Fine Iron from Powders

Separating fine iron from powders

Effectively separating fine iron from dry powders is often challenging. Even the strongest magnetic separator may fail to successfully remove the magnetic particles. In order to find a successful solution, it is important to understand the way fine materials behave. Only then is it possible to determine the optimum method to cleanse a powder of…

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Metal Removal when Recycling Rubber Tyres

Metal separation - Rubber crumb

Successfully removing metal from rubber (originating from the metal wire in a tyre) when recycling tyres is critical, especially as rogue metal can cause injury to horses and children who run and play on the recovered rubber crumb.  Although each tyre recycling plant is different, here is a guide to the common types and location…

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Metal Separator Locations in a Plastics Plant

Bunting - Metal Separator Locations in a Plastics Plant

Determining the best location to remove metal in a Plastics Processing plant can be difficult.  To assist plastics engineers, Bunting has released a Typical Plant Flowsheet showing optimum locations for metal separators.  This blog focuses on the locations, designs and types of Magnetic Separator and Metal Detector commonly used in plastics plants. A Typical Flowsheet On the flowsheet, the…

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Keeping Ceramic Sanitaryware Iron Free

keeping sanitaryware Iron free

Sanitaryware is a commonly used term in the ceramics industry referring to sanitary appliances found in toilets and bathrooms.  Traditionally, bathroom bowls, cisterns, bidets, urinals and washbasins are made from porcelain (a ceramic material made from clay that might be described as ‘vitreous china’ when coated with enamel).  This might be referred to as ceramic,…

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