Demonstration the key to Bunting’s Success at RWM15 September 18, 2015
On the 15th September 2015, Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd unveiled the new Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator (High Intensity Separation Conveyor) at the RWM 2015 waste and recycling exhibition being held at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. For the duration of the show, visitors from companies based all over Europe went to the stand to see the Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator in action separating weakly magnetic stainless steel.
The launch at RWM 15 was a milestone for Bunting in Europe, as Managing Director Simon Ayling explained: “We saw RWM 15 as the ideal platform to launch the new Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator in Europe and the response has been amazing. Prior to the show we have worked hard on notifying existing and potential customers about the launch via our social media channels and through the industry press, who have given us great support. Visitors were walking onto the stand and specifically asking about the new Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator because they had seen an announcement.”
“Being able to demonstrate the separation has been vitally important. Showing a separation is very different to just making a claim in words.”
At the show, Bunting has agreed with a customer to conduct tests at site to confirm the separation capabilities, a project which could generate orders for a number of Stainless Steel Magnetic Separators. Additionally, over the next 2 weeks, a large number of samples from recycling companies are expected to arrive at the Bunting European Manufacturing HQ in Berkhamsted for separation tests. Many of the tests are urgent as companies seek a solution to the challenge of separating and removing stainless steel from their process.
The Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator is one part of a metal separation process where Overband Magnets, Drum Magnets and Magnetic Pulleys remove ferrous and strongly magnetic material prior to an Eddy Current Separator that recovers non-ferrous metals. The remaining mix of stainless steel and non-magnetics (e.g. plastic) is then passed over the Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator for that final stage of metal separation.
Carlton Hicks, Bunting’s UK Sales Manager explained about the metal separation process: “Achieving the best metal separation is not possible just using one Magnetic Separator. During the show we were talking with companies about a total metal separation solution that involves primary stage magnetic separation to separate ferrous and strongly magnetic materials, secondary stage separation with an Eddy Current Separator to remove and recover the non-ferrous metals such as aluminium, copper and zinc, before that final stage where the stainless steel is separated. Many visitors to the stand may only need a Magnetic Separator or Eddy Current Separator and RWM 2015 gives us the opportunity to discuss their separation objectives and propose appropriate metal separation solutions. This could be as simple as a Plate Magnet or more complex like a Twin Pole Overband Suspended Magnet or Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator.”
“The next few weeks will be challenging as the level of interest has been so high,” explained Simon. “Once the show is over, our priority is to get the Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator back to our factory and set it up in our test area. I envisage that we will be testing every day for the next 2 weeks and then the Separator will be despatched for tests at a customer site.”