Fine Metal Recovery with Bunting at RWM & Letsrecycle Live

By Paul Fears | 14 July 2022

Separating and recovering fine metals is Bunting’s focus at the RWM & Letsrecycle Live show (14-15 September 2022, NEC Birmingham, UK).  On stand R-N50, visitors will see metal separation equipment in operation recovering fine non-ferrous metals and stainless-steel.  On the stand is an Eddy Current Separator, SSSC Stainless Steel Separator, and an ElectroStatic Separator.

Bunting Metal Separation Module
Typical small non-ferrous metal recovered on the Eddy Current Separator

With an increasing demand to recover or separate increasingly smaller sized metals from a wide variety of secondary materials, Bunting has developed and enhanced metal separators such as the ElectroStatic Separators and Eddy Current Separator.

For a recent project in the Middle East, Bunting supplied a Metal Separation Module (incorporating a high-strength Drum Magnet and Eddy Current Separator) and ElectroStatic Separator to recover fine aluminium from crushed dross.  This combination of separation technologies maximises the metal recovery with ferrous metal separated by the Drum Magnet, larger aluminium recovered on the Eddy Current Separator, and fine aluminium separated on the ElectroStatic Separator.

The revolutionary ElectroStatic Separator provides the only known method of separating fine metal from a wide range of recycled materials including cable, WEEE, aluminium dross, and plastic waste.  Separation occurs by induced an electrostatic charge into a conductive dry-liberated particle.  Electrostatic separators are commonly used in conjunction with high-intensity magnetic separators and Eddy Current Separators.

Bunting ElectroStatic Separator
Bunting’s ElectroStatic Separator used to recover fine aluminium from dross

Controlled Tests Prove Capabilities

On stand R-N50 at RWM & Letsrecycle Live, Bunting’s experienced team aim to assist recycling companies and solve metal separation problems.  Many projects will involve the testing of material at Bunting’s recently expanded Customer Experience Centre in the UK.  Tests on equipment including the ElectroStatic Separator, Eddy Current Separator, and Stainless Steel Separators determine the separation efficiency in terms of recovery and purity.

“The RWM & Letsrecycle Live show provides the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of our metal separators,” explained Adrian Coleman, General Manager of Bunting-Redditch.  “The requirements of the recycling sector are increasingly demanding and we, as equipment suppliers, need to adapt.  With technology such as the ElectroStatic Separator we enable metal separation that was previously not possible.”

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For further information on Magnetic Separators, Eddy Current Separators, and ElectroStatic Separators for metal separation in recycling applications or to discuss a specific project including undertaking tests in our Customer Experience Centre, please contact our technical sales team on:

Email: Gordon Kerr at GKerr@buntingmagnetics.com

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Photographs and video taken by Paul Fears Photography

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