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New technology combines magnetic separation and metal sorting

Eriez and Toratec have combined their magnetic separation and metal sorting technology with the introduction of the EcoTower-Sort. This compact machine enables total recovery of valuable metals at a lower overall investment cost. It can be used for the sorting of aluminum, stainless steel, copper cables, heavy fractions, and will recover stainless steel and plastic-coated wires.

Different modular sorting technologies are utilized within the EcoTowerSort system. Common configurations include rare earth drum separators, eddy current separators, inductive sensor sorters, near infrared sensors, or combinations of these different technologies. The vertical stacked design saves space by eliminating numerous conveyor and feeder systems, making for easy integration into an existing plant, and additional decks can be added as needed. Input material is sorted on-line into several output streams, preventing a repeated material input and ensuring suitable material distribution, and the distribution of material is optimized at each sorting step. The EcoTowerSort can be customized to fit requirements and preferences, and at the metal sensor stages, material can be ejected either by the use of air or via an airless mechanical paddle system. Machines are available in widths of 24 inches to 118 inches, and in bottom or top blowing designs. The EcoTowerSort is designed for low maintenance and has low air consumption. Dust-proof cabinets are standard, with air conditioned modules and cabinets optional. Units also feature an internet service device for worldwide machine managing.

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