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NON-FERROUS METAL SEPARATION

Non-Ferrous metals do not contain iron or iron alloys. Depending on their density, they can be classified as:

  • Ultralight metals: less than 2.000 kg/m3 density 🡪 Magnesium;
  • Light metals: between 2.000 and 5.000 kg/m23 density 🡪 Aluminium, Titanium;
  • Heavy metals: over 5.000 kg/m3 density 🡪 Copper, Lead, Nickel, Tin, Chromium, Zinc;

The limited availability of mineral reserves, the high extraction and processing costs, as well as the high value of Fe and Non-Fe metal, have urged company in investing money into machineries for separate collection and recovery. 

One of the most efficient and popular ways to separate and recover Non-Fe metals is by making use of a physical principle: the eddy currents (also called Foucault’s currents). 

Indeed, the Non-Ferrous materials are separated by the metallics thanks to a repelling force induced by the eddy current

OUR NON-FERROUS METAL SEPARATORS