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Complete metals recycling plant exported to China

A complete fine metal recycling plant has been exported to China by UK manufacturers Master Magnets. Ghangzhou Asia Steel, a large steel recycler, ordered the plant to increase overall product value by recycling finer scrap metal particles sized between 12mm and 30mm.

Master Magnets sales manager Jim Wyllie said: This order comes as a result of a lot of work in the Far East and follows the successful installation of a second hand End of Life Vehicle (ELV) plant a few years ago.

The new equipment extends the existing facilities and enables Ghangzhou Asia Steel to go on to the next stage of sorting.

The Chinese company had previously bought a second hand ELV Plant for its site near the port of Ghangzhou, south east China, which had been supplied by Master Magnets. So, the Chinese company returned to them for advice on separating out smaller particles. The plant was commissioned by a UK consultant working with Ghangzhou Asia Steel, Interscrap Resources consultant engineer Mike Holmes.

Fine metals have a high value in China, as well as the UK, and Ghangzhou Asia Steel wanted to take advantage of this market. It needed separating equipment which could process 10 tonnes per hour to maximise financial returns.

Master Magnets designed and built an Eddy Current Separator plant, which included a vibratory feeder and drum magnet. Materials will now be sorted into ferrous, non ferrous and non metallic materials.

The plant has now been running for three months and Master Magnets has another plant order on its books, an Incinerator Ash machine destined for Taiwan.

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