Eddy Current Separation Processing

The fundamental use of an Eddy Current Separator (ECS) is to recover the non-ferrous metals that come from residue produced by a shredder (fragmentiser), which greatly increases recycling rates. An example of using Eddy Current Separation in scrap metal recycling and processing would be if you wanted to recover aluminium and copper from shredded loose light iron and automotive scrap material.

With the use of Eddy Current Separation, the efficiency of collecting non-ferrous metals is significantly increased, due to the machine’s precise ability to separate the non-ferrous metals from other types of waste. As an environmentally-conscious scrap metal company, we strive to be constantly improving our processes and machinery in order to become as eco-friendly as possible. By utilising innovative Eddy Current Separation machinery for processing, Morecambe Metals can deal with a wide range of multipurpose non-ferrous products.

eddy current separation

Non-ferrous metal recycling

How Eddy Current Separation Works

An ECS consists of a short conveyor belt that transports waste throughout the system, and a primary component, which is a high powered rotating magnet that is situated in a separately rotating non-metallic drum. The magnet revolves at extremely high speeds and, as such, induces an electrical current into conducting metals.

This induced current produces a magnetic field that opposes the field that’s created by the original rotating magnet, resulting in the conducting metals being repelled and ejected from the ECS. The remaining materials, such as plastics, rubber, glass and other recyclables, simply fall into a waste pile.

Make Sure to Contact Us Today

At Morecambe Metals, we have an array of Eddy Current Separation machinery, which is why we are capable of effectively separating aluminium, copper and brass from waste materials.

If you would like to know more about some of the other processes that we use to ensure that our recycling rates are extremely high, then please don’t hesitate to contact us. Just give us a call on 01524 69191 and we will be more than happy to discuss any questions you may have with you.

a pile of scrap awaiting ECS