Caerphilly, 01/05/2013 -- Eriez Magnetics, the leading authority in magnetic separation based in Caerphilly, South Wales has installed a magnetic separation system for the removal of non-ferrous materials at SITA UK's new wood recycling plants in Preston, Ashington and Perth.
SITA UK is the only major recycling and resource management company to offer a UK wide collection service for waste wood. Its specialist wood processing facilities produce a high quality fuel that must be free of debris such as nails, hinges, aluminium plates, etc. To meet this requirement, Eriez Magnetics offered an eddy current separator system including an Eriez OBM vibratory feeder in line with a 2m wide RevX-E eccentric eddy current separator (ECS) unit together with a modular magnetic drum to remove ferrous metals prior to the ECS.
The OBM vibratory feeder presents a mono-layer of material to the ECS which enhances the separation performance. It also eliminates material surges, ensuring production continuity. The ECS supplied by Eriez Magnetics is 2m wide suitable for capacities up to 40t/hr. The adjustable rotor of the RevX-E ECS is specifically designed to enable customers to achieve optimum separation by adjusting simply the rotors of ECS to match the type of material available.
The equipment was fully commissioned by Eriez Magnetics recycling and service team after installation by SITA UK. Eriez experienced service team assisted with the set-up of the equipment for optimum performance as every site is different in term of materials and lay-out. Onsite certified training of the operators was also provided to meet the recent changes to the Health and Safety guidelines.
Adie Mason, wood sector manager for SITA UK comments:” We supply a high grade, waste wood fuel so it is essential that our product is free from contaminants. Our requirement was very specific, and so were our deadlines as the equipment delivery had to coincide with the overall installation of the production sites. The equipment was delivered to deadline and we have been impressed with the high standard of after-sales support.”
Carlton Hicks, Head of Recycling for Eriez Magnetics Europe adds:” Eriez is delighted to be working with a professional company such as SITA UK and we are looking forward to long lasting cooperation.”