Eriez Introduce New Airless Metal Recovery System
- 08 March 2011
- Company & Industry News
Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd introduces the revolutionary ProSort II Airless Metal Recovery System which helps reduce landfill, re-use metals and save energy. It is designed for the most efficient and economical processing of shredded automobile, co-mingled recyclables, as well as many other resource recovery operations.
The ProSort II uses high sensitivity metal sensors aligned with low energy electromagnetically driven paddles to separate valuable metals from waste material. It includes all of the advanced features of the original Eriez ProSort, but with twice as many sensors per paddle.
ProSort II Airless Metal Recovery System uses a traditional conveyor belt and sensors to detect metals, then instead of using a costly air reject system it uses a cost-effective electromagnetic motorized paddle reject system. These paddles are positioned side by side in a bank as wide as the belt, so when the sensors detect metal on the belt, the control panel energises the appropriate paddle and ejects the metal from the product stream. This system recovers the majority of non ferrous and stainless steel from the waste stream.
The motorised paddle system of the ProSort II is adjustable to maximise separation efficiency. It comes in a modular design in units up to 3250 mm wide. By replacing expensive air compressor plants, valves and airlines with energy efficient electromagnetic drives the ProSortII requires less than 25% of electricity needed to operate a comparably sized air powered sorter.
The ProSort II is used for the recovery of post Eddy Current Separator residue and maximum recovery of metals. It is ideal end of line processing and can be used in conjunction with Permanent Magnetic Drums and Eddy Current Separators for a complete metal recovery system.
Carlton Hicks, Sales Executive — Recycling commented, "The introduction of this new technology will help recyclers recover far more metals than they previously could resulting in less going to landfill. Interest in this new machinery has been high and we have already sold a complete recovery system including the ProSort II to a big recycling company in the Baltic's."
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