aluminium testing News

  • Innovative sorting of Aluminium and Zorba

    REDWAVE XRF new sorting possibillities for the aluminium recycling industry Introduction There are no limits set to the recycling of metals, they can be reused without limitation and to one hundred percent. Of course, metals have to be separated from non-metal impurities and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be able to use them as secondary ...

  • New aluminium can baler also handles swarf

    JMC has launched a range of balers for handling steel and aluminium drinks cans, aluminium foil, swarf and turnings - materials which are notoriously difficult to process. The new Alpack 5000 RDI is a fully automated system which is able to condense aluminium or steel drinks cans down to 280mm cubes, with no need for strapping or banding. The machine has been enhanced with wear plates to ...


    By JMC Recycling Systems Ltd

  • Enval demonstrates aluminium recovery technology in recycling trials

    Enval's pioneering technology will provide the recycling solution for a project to assess the feasibility of including flexible laminate packaging, such as food and drink pouches, pet food pouches and toothpaste tubes, in existing household recycling schemes. The project is being conducted in partnership with Anthesis LRS, SUEZ environnement, Nestlé UK & Ireland, Coca-Cola Enterprises. ...


    By Enval Limited

  • SAPA Profiles UK new temperature measurement equipment for aluminium production efficiency

    SAPA Profiles UK has implemented AMETEK Land’s new SPOT AL EQS (SPOT Aluminium Extrusion, Quench and Strip) pyrometers at its aluminium extrusion plant in Tibshelf, Derbyshire and is reaping major efficiencies and performance benefits by accurately measuring temperature of low and variable emissivity aluminium. This innovative new SPOT AL EQS ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • REDWAVE XRF - new sorting possibilities for the Metal and Aluminium Recycling Industry

    The sorting system REDWAVE XRF was initially used in the field of glass sorting, more precisely for the separation of heat-resistant and leaded glass from the waste glass cullet. Soon it became apparent that the fields of application go far beyond the glass sector. The use of this innovative technology together with the development of a new machine design set new standards in the metal sorting, ...

  • Redwave Metal Days! The best opportunity to stay on top of new developments in the field of metal/aluminium recycling!

    Metal and aluminium recycling is moving ever more into the spotlight as companies around the world seek to incorporate more secondary material into their materials flow sheet and product lines. Metal scrap offers many economic benefits over prime metal. This event features international speeches of different sectors in the metal and aluminium recycling industry and latest innovations. ...

  • ASTM B769 - 11 standard test method for shear testing of aluminum alloys

    The intent of this method is to provide a means of measuring the ultimate shear strength of aluminum-alloy wrought and cast products. Data obtained by this method are used to calculate minimum properties that can be utilized in the design of structural members such as found in aircraft. It is recognized that loading conditions developed by this method, and by most others, are ...


    By ASTM International

  • Solar panel silicon recovery methods tested

    A three-step chemical process could successfully recover high-purity silicon from recycled photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, new tests show. The scientists behind the research say that recycling not only helps the PV industry meet regulatory requirements, but also reduces pressure on demand for raw materials. Since 2014, the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive1 has required ...

  • Baffle Ball System Water Tank Testing

    When it comes to transporting large volumes of liquid in vehicle-mounted horizontal storage tanks, road safety is of real concern. The momentum of liquids can often prevent the safe handling, manoeuvring and stopping distances of vehicles, but a very effective product that counteracts a lot of these issues is at hand. Enduramaxx provides a product called Baffle Balls; hollow plastic balls that, ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • ASTM B831 - 11 Standard Test Method for Shear Testing of Thin Aluminum Alloy Products

    The intent of this test method is to provide a means of measuring the ultimate shear strength of thin aluminum alloy wrought and cast products. It is recognized that the loading conditions developed by this test method, and by most others, are not ideal in that they do not strictly satisfy the definitions of pure shear. However, rarely do pure shear conditions exist in structures. Note ...


    By ASTM International

  • BLOBEL Spill Barrier BL/ST passes the real fire test!

    The manual BLOBEL Spill Barrier BL/ST installed at a facility in Europe was put to the test by a real fire. The manual Doorway Spill Barrier implemented performed as expected and contained any contaminated fire fighting water and sprinkler water run-off within the facility. The Spill Barrier BL/ST and the seal withstood the heat generated by the fire with ease. Even though the facility was ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • Multiparameter colorimeter offers cost-effective clean and waste water testing

    A new, cost-effective instrument that lowers the cost of entry to multiparameter clean and waste water testing has been introduced by Camlab, one of the UK's leading scientific equipment suppliers. The Camlab Water MC500 multiparameter colorimeter is designed to test more than 70 different clean and waste water testing parameters for the cost equivalent to two single parameter colorimeters. The ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Rapid COD testing ‘paid for itself in three months’ and contributes to ongoing cost savings

    Bridgnorth Aluminium is a Shropshire-based company that makes high-quality aluminium products for the lithographic industry. They have a global customer base and work in an increasingly competitive marketplace. There’s no room for compromise on quality and this, combined with a genuine drive for process efficiency, investment in expansion of capacity, and a desire to reduce water ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • ASTM G47 - 98(2011) standard test method for determining susceptibility to stress-corrosion cracking of 2XXX and 7XXX aluminum alloy products

    The 3.5 % NaCl solution alternate immersion test provides a test environment for detecting materials that would be likely to be susceptible to SCC in natural outdoor environments, especially environments with marine influences. , , For determining actual serviceability of a material, other stress-corrosion tests should be performed in the intended service environment under conditions relating to ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM G139 - 05(2011) standard test method for determining stress-corrosion cracking resistance of heat-treatable aluminum alloy products using breaking load method

    The test method was developed for use with high strength aluminum alloys (2XXX and Cu containing 7XXX) that are normally tested in 3.5 weight % NaCl by alternate immersion. However, the concept which uses residual strength as a measure of damage evolution (in this case environmentally-assisted cracking) can, in principle, be applied to any alloy and environmental system. This test method has ...


    By ASTM International

  • New Luton plant for laminate packaging recycling

    Waste firms or producers looking to recycle their laminate packaging waste such as drink cartons, toothpaste tubes and coffee sachets can now test this at a new engineering facility in Luton. Privately funded environmental technology solutions firm Enval has opened the new pilot plant in the town. The company, originally a spin-out from the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of ...

  • The Masters ‘Sort Out’ BMW

    Master Magnets Ltd custom built and designed a swarf separator for one of the world’s largest car manufacturers. BMW had the problem of obtaining clean aluminium from left over swarf at their engine manufacturing plant at Castle Bromwich in the Midlands BMW. BMW had the problem of obtaining clean aluminium from left over swarf at their engine manufacturing plant at Castle Bromwich in the ...


    By Master Magnets Ltd

  • TOMRA Sorting’s expertise in metal sorting grows with opening of Alumetal’s new Polish plant

    One of Europe’s largest aluminium casting alloy producers has opened a new plant in NowaSól, Poland, containing three state-of-the-art TITECH sorting machines. Alumental SA’s new plant produces high grade aluminium scrap, for re-smelting and supply to the automotive industry, which is then made into eco-efficient, high-end products. The plant, which opened in June, contains ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • VdS approval for rugged metal enclosure fire system horn sounders

    E2S Warning Signals has gained VdS approval and CPR compliance to directive 305/2011/EU for its AlertAlarm D112 alarm horn sounder by testing to EN54-3. It combines the field-proven electronics of its AlertAlarm A Series with a robust, corrosion resistant marine grade LM6 aluminium alloy enclosure, giving greater mechanical and UV protection. ...


    By CitiSafe Pte Ltd

  • EU Commission announces Environmental Footprint (PEF/OEF) Pilots

    The European Commission has announced the selected pilots for the Environmental Footprint (EF) Initiative. The objectives of the EF pilot phase are: to set up and validate the process for developing product group-specific rules, including the development of performance benchmarks; to test different compliance and verification systems, for their effectiveness and efficiency; ...


    By thinkstep

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