High-Intensity Magnetic Separators at Ceramitec

Iron-Specked_Ceramic_Tableware

High-intensity magnetic separators play a key role in the manufacture of ceramics and the processing of ceramic raw materials, as highlighted at Ceramitec 2022 on Bunting’s stand (on stand C1:511). Keeping Ceramics Iron-Free Fine iron and magnetic minerals cause defects in any ceramic product, whether that is tableware, sanitaryware, tiles or technical ceramics.  The iron…

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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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ElectroStatically Cleaning Plastic Waste

Electrostatically cleaning plastic waste

With the ever-increasing amount of plastic waste collected for recycling, the ability to remove effectively contaminants including metal has never been more important.  Often, contaminated plastic cannot be processed meaning that landfill or energy-to-waste are the only options.  The ElectroStatic Separator significantly expands the range of product recycling possibilities, enabling the removal of very small…

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Training Future Metal Recyclers from EMR

Students visiting Bunting Redditch

Students, on a year’s work placement with European Metal Recycling (EMR), attended a training day at Bunting’s Redditch plant assessing the latest magnetic, eddy current and electrostatic separators.  The training illustrated the importance of optimising material separation in the drive towards increasing secondary material recycling rates. EMR is a global leader in sustainable materials, investing…

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Wire Wrapped Drum Magnet Benefits

Drum magnet with wire

Robust and with a high-intensity magnetic field: the Wire Wrapped Drum Magnet bridges the gap between standard Neodymium Rare Earth Drum Magnets and magnetically powerful Rare Earth Roll Magnetic Separators. Drum Magnet Technology A permanent Drum Magnet features a stationary magnetic element mounted inside a rotating non-magnetic shell.  In operation, the magnetic element projects a…

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Rare Earth Roll Separator for University of Birmingham

Rare Earth Roll separator for University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham has purchased a laboratory-scale Rare Earth Roll Separator for their School of Metallurgy and Minerals lithium-ion battery recycling research facility.  The high-intensity magnetic separator enables the separation of very weakly magnetic particles. Battery Recycling Research The Faraday Institution is funding the ReLiB (Recycling and Reuse of Li-ion Batteries) project researching the…

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Magnetic Properties of Ceramic Minerals

Bunting Magnetics Bauma

Magnetic minerals and fine iron have plagued ceramic producers since the first glazed pot was produced many thousands of years ago.  Early ceramicists adopted elaborate and colourful patterns to cover any imperfections caused by such contamination.  Over time, the demand for white or single coloured ceramic products increased, making disguising any imperfection increasingly difficult. Ceramic…

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Keeping Ceramic Tiles Iron Free

Keeping Tiles iron free

When fine iron and iron-bearing minerals contaminate the raw material used to produce ceramic tiles, the consequences are costly. Such iron contamination causes visual and structural defects as well as affecting the surface finish in terms of brightness and whiteness.  Tiles failing final quality checks are commonly returned for recycling. Those passing the initial quality…

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