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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Ensuring In-House Plastic Recycling Purity

Bunting-Plastics Internal Recycling

When re-processing in-house plastic rejects and waste, the purity of the final recycled plastic mix must be equal or at least very close to the original raw material.  Whether the re-processed plastic is for in-house use or as regrind for resale, the removal of any metal contamination is critical. Successful removal of metal contamination from…

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Inline Magnet Pros and Cons

Bunting Magnetics In Line Magnet

The Inline Magnet is a versatile and popular magnetic separator used widely to capture tramp ferrous metal contamination. The non-obstructive design suits applications in many different applications including food processing and plastics.  In this blog, we review the different designs and the Inline Magnet’s key advantages and disadvantages Inline Magnet Models The Inline Magnet is designed…

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Measuring Magnetic Separator Power

Bunting Magnetics Pull Test Kit

A Magnetic Separator attracts, captures and holds magnetic particles.  The magnetic strength needed to successfully separate such problematic ferrous metal contamination is commonly stated in a magnetic separator supplier’s quotation or specified in the tender.  This ‘Magnetic Strength’ is usually referenced in terms of ‘Gauss’, a unit of measurement.  However, as it is difficult to accurately measure…

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Metal Detectors Detecting More Than Treasure

Metal Detector Battery Recycling

The BBC television series Detectorists has significantly increased the public’s awareness of metal detectors, but many people remain unaware of their importance in the recycling of waste materials. Although the size and design of metal detector used in the recycling industry is different to those used by the enthusiasts on the television show, the basic…

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Eddy Current versus Electrostatic Separation

Eddy Current Separator ElectroStatic Separator

Separation technology plays a major role in the recycling of waste materials. Metals are recovered using one or a combination of metal separators including Magnetic Separators, Eddy Current Separators and ElectroStatic Separators. Eddy Current Separators and ElectroStatic Separators play an important role in maximising metal recovery and revenue from complex streams presently processed by metal…

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EcoVyn Reduce Plastic Waste by 94% with Bunting

Bunting Magnetics Drawer Magnets at Ecovyn

EcoVyn Ltd has installed two Bunting Drawer Filter Magnets to remove ferrous metal contamination from plastic waste.  Since the installation of the magnetic separators, EcoVyn has reduced their waste by 94%. Technical information: Drawer Filter Magnets EcoVyn Ltd is at the forefront of PVC compounding and brings pioneering new technology to the market place.  They offer one of…

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3 Metal Parts Contaminating Plastic Waste

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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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New ElectroStatic Separator

New elctrostatic separator door open

The launch of the new Bunting ElectroStatic Separator is in response to enhanced material separation requirements in the recycling, plastics and minerals industries.  The ElectroStatic Separator uses tungsten electrode wire to generate electrostatic charges to separate dry liberated particles.  The new technology significantly broadens separation capabilities, opening up new opportunities for recovering materials from waste…

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