Bunting to help companies solve metal separation and detection problems at Hillhead 2022
Bunting started exhibiting at Hillhead under the name of ‘Master Magnets' in the 1980s. Both magnetic separators and industrial metal detectors have evolved since 1982, becoming stronger, lighter, and more efficient. Hillhead 2022 provides the platform to showcase the latest metal separation technology including the ElectroMax and ElectroMax Plus overband magnets.
The development of the ElectroMax overband magnet followed user requests for a stronger and lighter overband magnets for mobile plants. When compared with permanent overband magnets, the air-cooled ElectroMax overband magnet has an average increase in magnetic power of 185 percent matched by a weight reduction of 25 percent. The ElectroMax-Plus further increases the magnetic power of the ElectroMax by at least another 105 percent. Since the magnetic separator's launch, the ElectroMax is proving popular with mobile equipment manufacturers and users, as well as static plant suppliers and operators.
Metal separation and detection solution
In a quarry or mine, tramp metal causes costly and time-consuming damage to screens, crushers, and conveyor belts. At Hillhead, the Bunting team will explain how to prevent such issues by installing suitable magnetic separators and metal detectors.
Bunting's range of industrial metal detectors, including the models TN77, QDC, and QTA, detect and enable the removal of tramp iron and manganese steel (e.g., non-magnetic digger teeth). Metal detectors are commonly installed with an overband magnet or pulley magnet to provide the ultimate tramp metal protection.
Recovering metal with Bunting equipment
Overband magnets are also used to recover ferrous metals from recycled materials. However, since the first Hillhead in 1982, the eddy current separator has emerged as a good solution to help recover non-ferrous metals. The technology is now widely used in recycling waste from households, construction, wood, plastics, and more.
The Bunting range of eddy current separators continues to evolve, enabling the separation of both large and small non-ferrous metals. Many are mounted on mobile plants for the batch processing of waste stockpiles.
"Hillhead has been always been an important exhibition for us," says Adrian Coleman, Bunting-Redditch general manager. "With many of the exhibitors also being customers, the show provides the perfect platform to meet and discuss projects."