Eriez PokerSort Recovers Troublesome Rod Shaped Metals
8 March 2013, News release from Eriez Magnetics Europe Limited
Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd, as part of its dedication to continually advancing and transforming the metals recycling industry, introduces the PokerSort into the European recycling market.
This new Magnetic Separator uses a special design permanent Magnetic Drum to help alleviate issues caused by long rod-like pieces of ferrous metals, typically over 600mm (24 inches) in length, that can damage downstream equipment in automobile and other scrap metal operations. As the metal rods (e.g. automotive leaf springs, tie rods, steering and axle components) exit a shredder, alignment guides on the incline conveyor position rod-type objects parallel in the flow. As the rods reach the end of the conveyor, they extend beyond the conveyor and are magnetically pulled over the PokerSort, into a chute and collect in a bin or bunker.
Carlton Hicks, Sales Manager - Recycling, commented, "Metal rods cause a big problem in scrap yards, they often poke through conveyor belts, causing jams and bridging conditions that can shut down an entire facility. Even a few minutes of downtime can cost thousands of pounds/euros in saleable product. By listening to our customers and studying the situation we [Eriez] were able to come up with a solution to this age-old and extremely common problem in the recycling industry."
In 2011, Eriez installed a PokerSort test unit at Liberty Iron & Metal LLC based in Eriez, Pennsylvania, USA and on site testing proved the PokerSort's remarkable performance, with 90% of rod shaped pieces of ferrous metal being eliminated. Since this time Eriez have now sold many units in the USA and have recently introduced the innovative Magnetic Separator into the European Recycling Market, with the first unit being sold to a large German waste management company towards the end of 2012.
"The PokerSort is just one more example of customer need driving Eriez innovation," says Tim Shuttleworth, Eriez President and CEO. "With Eriez' 70 years in business, one of our main objectives has been to design equipment to help customers solve their toughest challenges." He adds, "We are committed to on-going investment in R&D so that we can continue to introduce cutting-edge products, such as PokerSort, that enable our customers to become more efficient and profitable."
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