Bunting Magnetics will exhibit at the RWM, the U.K’s leading recycling and water and energy waste management event, which is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 in Birmingham. With a stand (5Q11) opposite the show’s entrance, Bunting will invite visitors to interact with the equipment the company has on display during the event.
Bunting Magnetics, based in Newton, Kansas, is a leading supplier of magnetic separators and metal detectors. Its European manufacturing headquarters are based in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, U.K., and the company has an extensive overseas network of distributors and marketing agents.
AT RWM, Bunting will exhibit its Master Magnets branded range of magnetic separators and eddy current separators.
“We wanted to do something different this year,” says 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.”
The company will be operating a production-sized eddy current separator and stainless steel magnetic separator and a demonstration-sized model of its permanent overband magnet.
On the stainless steel magnetic separator, visitors can separate several different materials, including large lumps of fragmented stainless steel, from secondary metal recycling plants and printed circuit boards (PCBs) from electronic recycling operations.
The stainless steel magnetic separator uses a patented high-strength magnetic roll that generates enough attractive power to separate even the weakest magnetic materials, according to Bunting. When passing through a shredder, the edges of stainless steel become weakly magnetic, and this enables effective separation. Also, PCBs have small components that are weakly magnetic, and these are attracted by the strong magnetic field and separated from nonmagnetic materials, the company adds.
Eddy current separators are a common feature at RWM. The Master Magnet’s design focuses on maximizing nonferrous metal separation while maintaining product purity levels, Bunting says. The ability to produce the optimum separation of nonferrous metals is dictated by the design of the high-speed rotating magnetic rotor, and visitors will be able to place nonferrous metals on the separator and witness the separation.
“Participating in a demonstration is different to simply watching,” Hills says. “Visitors to the stand can choose the item they want to separate and then see what happens on the metal separator.”
Finally, because the permanent overband magnet is one of the most commonly used magnetic separators in the recycling and waste industry, it was important to have a model on show, Bunting says.