Eriez® now offers expanded lab-scale testing services for the recycling industry. Testing is performed at the company's Central Test Lab (CTL), located in the Eriez Wager Road plant in Erie, PA.
According to Eriez, the majority of test work for recycling applications focuses on ferrous and nonferrous magnetic separation. Test equipment utilized most frequently for recycling industry customers includes Eddy Current Separators, Magnetic Drum Separators, Rare Earth Rolls, DensitySort® Air Tables and Electrostatic Separators.
Test procedures are customized to each customer and based entirely on their specific challenges. Some of the most common recycling tests conducted center on recovery of copper wire/fine Zorba from ASR fines, separating minus 2-inch Zorba into Twitch and Zebra, recovery of fine aluminum and copper from wire chop, stainless steel recovery from fine zurik packages, ECS negatives and ASR fines, and aluminum separation from PET flake.
"After processing customers' materials on the recycling equipment, we can determine recovery rates and make judgments on material grade," explains Chris Ramsdell, Recycling Equipment Product Manager. "With these recovery and grade figures, we can often help the customer determine equipment payback periods to support their investment."
Lab testing also allows Eriez to map out potential process flows, mix and match different pieces of equipment and determine recovery rates based on where a particular piece of equipment will be located in a process flow. "Our experience has shown we can provide reliable and accurate predictions for plant-scale results based on our lab-scale tests," says Ramsdell.
For more information about Eriez CTL, call (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) and ask to speak to a lab technician. To learn more about Eriez products for the recycling industry, visit http://erieznews.com/nr387.
Eriez is recognized as world authority in separation technologies. The company's magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, fluid filtration, flotation, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, food, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents. For more information, call toll-free (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit www.eriez.com or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506.