Bunting Magnetics Co. (Booth N64010) has introduced a high-temperature metal detection separator, a new conveyer designed to convey difficult thin-mil shredded plastic films and light fluffy materials, and expanded its magnetic separation product line with a continuous cleaning magnetic separator.
The enclosed DragSlide conveyer, targeted at manufacturers doing their own recycling and at recyclers, is designed specifically to fit under shredders and grinders, said Charles Whitt, director of marketing for the Newton, Kan., material-handling company.
It will keep the floor around your equipment clean of shredded plastics, said Don Suderman, Bunting's product manager for material handling, in an informal news conference June 22 at the company's NPE booth.
Suderman said the conveyor is totally enclosed except for the in-feed hopper and the discharge chutes, both of which can be sealed to adjacent equipment. In addition, because the conveyor is made of steel, it reduces static electricity, keeping material from clinging to the sides.
Suderman said the conveyor can handle anywhere from 100 to 1,200 pounds of material per hour and be configured in straight, inclined, z-shape or hockey stick configurations. Optional rare earth plate magnets can be installed in the discharge chute of the shredder to help further purify material from ferrous scrap metal and 400-series stainless steel.
The high-temperature, machine-mounted, all-metal separator can handle materials up to 350 degrees twice as much as the company's standard metal detection product.
The third product introduced by Bunting is a continuous cleaning separator that cleans on the fly with no disruption of product flow, said Rick Bigham, magnetic separation product manager.
Large manufacturers who have numerous silos are using the separator at the bottom of silos to prevent contamination before resins are used, he said.
The standard model has two tubes, but it can be built in configurations with as many as five tubes, and can be set up to be a hands-free operation.
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