World Day for Safety and Health at Work

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

For the World Day for Safety and Health at Work we talked with Denis Elkins, our HSE & Quality Assurance Manager about his role at Bunting. “Ultimately, my responsibility is to ensure that all our employees return home in good health after a safe day at work.  Of course, this is very much a team…

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Two Magnetic Disc Separators Process Coltan

Magnetic Disc Separator

A Nigerian mineral processor is installing two (2) Magnetic Disc Separators (MDS) to separate individual minerals in a Coltan plant.  This latest export project reflects Bunting’s position as a recognised global leader for the design, manufacture, and supply of high-intensity magnetic separators for mineral processing.  Technical product information: Magnetic Disc Separator Magnetic Disc Separators The…

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Rare Earth Roll Separator for University of Birmingham

Laboratory Rare Earth Roll

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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The Crusher’s Arch Enemy – Tramp Metal

Tramp Metal Villain

Crushing quarried aggregate is a key process stage of most quarries and when recycling demolition waste.  Effectively protecting the crusher from rogue tramp metal damage prevents production losses and repair costs. The wide range of available crushing technology enables the production of optimally sized aggregate.  Whereas Jaw and Gyratory designs commonly feature as primary crushers,…

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Electromagnetic Filters for Ceramics

Electromagnetic Filters for Ceramics

Since the first ceramics were produced, iron and iron-bearing minerals have caused defects.  The problematic minerals occur naturally in the raw materials, with additional fine iron accidentally introduced during transportation, storage or processing. Effective removal often involves several stages of magnetic separation.  However, the introduction of High-Intensity Electromagnetic Filters proved ground-breaking in terms of removing…

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Recycling Growth Dependent on Technology

Bunting Magnetics Overband Magnet

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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Getting Metal Out of Pet Food

Getting Metal Out of Pet Food

Ensuring Pet Food is metal free before it reaches the consumer is critical. However, reports of foods being recalled due to metal contamination occur several times each year.  To assist processors and producers, Bunting has developed a series of typical plant flowsheets showing proposed locations for Magnetic Separators and Metal Detectors including a typical Pet Food Processing Plant.…

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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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6-Year-Old Electro Overband Magnet Refurbishment

6-Year-Old Electro Overband Magnet Refurbishment

Repair and refurbishment convert a well-used, functional magnetic separator into almost new, further extending the life of the equipment.  One of Bunting’s latest repair and refurbishment projects involved a 6-year-old Electro Overband Magnet. The oil-cooled Electro Overband Magnet model 155 OCW 45 CB separates tramp ferrous metal from biomass pellets in a bulk handling terminal…

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Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separation Testing

Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separation Testing

The electromagnetic laboratory-scale Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separator (WHIMS) removes fine magnetics and para-magnetics from mineral slurries.  Handling minerals in a slurry or suspension is preferable for many processors, especially when beneficiation involves wet processing.  Additionally, a wet process often produces a better separation for very fine materials. In this educational video, Professor Neil Rowson…

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