With reduced commodity pricing being a recurring theme lately for the non-ferrous scrap industry, scrap processors are looking for a way to increase their return on investment without spending large amounts of capital on additional resource recovery systems.
General Kinematics (GK) has joined with their ASR customers to find the answer to increasing the recovery of the waste materials with the minimal amount of re¬covery equipment. After processing materials through different vibratory equipment tests, General Kinematics says they have discovered the optimal process: grind up the rock and glass into a fine powder.
According to GK, the tests consisted of taking a waste stream mate¬rial consisting of glass, rock, dirt, plastics, rubber, wire, and non-fer¬rous metals and processing them through the GK ASR VIBRA-DRUM® Grinding Mill. The ASR VIBRA-DRUM Grinding Mill with its sub-resonant, Two-Mass drive and spring system refines the waste into a powdery “fines” fraction, while preserving the valu¬able metals.
The company says the combination of the dry processing of material using an ASR VIBRA-DRUM Grinding Mill along with GK’s High Stroke Feeder (HSF) and various Two-Mass screening technologies could be a potential opportunity for increased revenue for scrap processors.
The HSF’s vibratory action spreads material across the full width of the pan, thinning out the burden depth, creating separation and making the subsequent sorting equipment more effective. Ask about the HSF and how it is proven to increase purity rates 5%.
The ASR VIBRA-DRUM Grinding Mill has been proven to suc¬cessfully break down rock and glass leaving precious metals intact. The fines powder can then be easily screened to achieve a concen¬trated metals stream. This increases the efficiency of subsequent equipment increasing profits, and reduces landfill costs.
General Kinematics says customers are invited to contact the company and send scrap materials for testing to determine whether the ASR Grinding Mill is a solution that will work for their operation.