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06.08.2018 Exhibition stand will become metal separation test centre over two days

Bunting Magnetics Europe, Berkhamsted, UK, together with its Master Magnets subsidiary, will be presenting an interactive display on its stand at the RWM exhibition which takes place 12-13 September in Birmingham, UK. Bunting will invite visitors to take a lump of non-ferrous metal or stainless steel, place it on the belt of the metal separator, and witness separation.  On the stand, Bunting will be exhibiting its Master Magnets range of magnetic separators and eddy current separators.

“We wanted to do something different this year,” explained Dave Hills, Bunting’s head of sales.  “Visitor interaction is so important and we want people to handle the metal and then see what happens when they place it on the belt of the metal separation system.” Operating on the stand at RWM will be a production-sized eddy current separator and stainless steel magnetic separator and demonstration-sized model of the popular permanent overband magnet. On the stainless steel magnetic separator, visitors will be able to separate several different materials.  These include large lumps of fragmented stainless steel, from secondary metal recycling plants, and printed circuit boards (PCBs) from electronic recycling operations.

This separator uses a patented high strength magnetic roll that generates enough attractive power to separate even the weakest magnetic materials.  When passing through a shredder, the edges of stainless steel become weakly magnetic and this enables the effective separation.  Also, PCBs have small components that are weakly magnetic and these are attracted by the strong magnetic field and separated from non-magnetic materials.  “Participating in a demonstration is different to simply watching,” explained Hills.  “Visitors to the stand can choose the item they want to separate and then see what happens on the metal separator.”


Stainless steel separator in action and (below) non-ferrous metal being removed on the eddy current separator


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