Eddy Current Separator For ASR Scrap Metal Recycling
Keywords: Eddy Current Separator, ASR Recycling, Non-Ferrous Metal Recycling, End-of-life Vehicle Recycling.
Recently, GTEK MAGNET's two GTFXP-12 and two GTFXP-14 eccentric eddy current separators were sent to an ASR recycling company in the United States to separate non-ferrous metals mixed in ASR, such as aluminum and copper. And the estimated processing capacity can reach 600m³ per day.
What is ASR？
When recycling ELV (end-of-life vehicles), a series of operations such as preliminary recycling, pressing, and shredding are required. When ELV pass through the shredder, there is a large amount of residue left over. It is called automotive shredder residue or ASR, sometimes also called "car-fluff".
TOYOTA's ELV Recycling Flow Chart
ASR contains a large number of non-metallic materials (plastic, glass, rubber, wood, foam, etc.) and a small amount of metal materials (wire harness, aluminum, copper, steel, etc.). In addition, ASR may also contain some harmful pollutants, such as lead, cadmium and petroleum hydrocarbons. Therefore, some countries classify ASR as hazardous waste. According to the Automobile Recycling Law, ASR must be taken back by the car manufacturer.
ASR Material Composition (Wt%)
It is estimated that every year in EU nations nearly 3 million tonnes of automotive shredder residue (ASR) are generated. While half of the waste which contains rubber, textiles and plastics can be transferred into alternative fuels or recycled, the remaining portion is primarily land-filled. The European Draft directive 2000/53/CE states that by the year 2015, only 5% of the vehicle's weight can be disposed of at landfill sites.
The Recycling Value of End-of-Life Cars
According to statistics, about 27 million cars in the world reaching end of their use every year (U.S. EPA, www.epa.gov). Most of these vehicles are shredded and recycled components (such as metals) that are reusable. ELV are the most recyclable consumer products, which can provide more than 14 million tons of steel to the steel industry every year.
Even after multiple sorting steps, most of the recyclable materials (such as some ferrous metals and a small amount of non-ferrous metals) still exist in the ASR come from the auto shredder.
The special ASR recycling processing line in Japan, can even increase the recycling rate of end-of-life vehicles to more than 99%, thus bringing huge benefits to automakers.
Equipment and System
GTEK MAGNET can provide one of the most important systems in End-of-Life vehicles Recycling and ASR Recycling Processing - "Magnetic Separation System". Mainly including eddy current separator, overband magnet/ cross belt magnet, Drum Magnet and other magnetic separation equipment, these equipment can help you easily recover most of the ferrous metals (iron) and non-ferrous metals (copper, aluminum, stainless steel, etc.) from the materials:
Eddy Current Separator:
An eddy current separator uses a fast alternating and powerful magnetic field to separate non-ferrous metals from waste. Regarding the working principle of eddy current separator, we have introduced it in detail in another blog.
In view of the efficient separation effect of eddy current separator for non-ferrous metals, it is widely used in many non-ferrous metal recycling industries, such as: domestic waste, ASR (automotive shredder residue), IBA (incinerator bottom ash), PET, glass cullet, C&D, etc.
Overband Magnet/ Cross Belt Magnet:
An overband magnetic separator is consists of a suspended permanent magnet or electro magnet with a continuously running belt and it is designed for automatic separation of ferrous metal on a variety of over-belt conveyor applications.
The overband magnet or cross belt magnet is the most commonly used equipment for ferrous metal sorting. Because of its simple structure, easy operation, and ability of long-term continuous work, it becomes an essential equipment in the scrap metal recycling industries.
Drum Magnet is generally placed at the end of the conveyor belt for the separation of scrap steel in most recycling industries, it can also effectively separate the weak magnetic materials from non-magnetics because of its high magnetic intensity.
Our GTRCT Series Drum Magnet equipped with vibrating feeder can be a reliable safety device for separating ferrous metals before the eddy current separator, so as to protect the eddy current separator for long-term stable operation.
Why Choose GTEK MAGNET Eddy Current Separator?
- More than 20 years' experience of manufacturing magnetic separation equipment.
- Competitive price and guaranteed product quality.
- Free sample testing service.
- Use ABB driving motor as standard and optional SEW motors as alternatives.
- Use original SKF rotor bearings to ensure the best stability.
- Use N50 grade NdFeB magnet as the magnetic core.
- The quality standard refers to ISO9001:2015.
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