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Metals separated out

Petlon Polymers has upgraded its metal detection and separation equipment with the EZ-Tec 9100, developed and manufactured by UK-based Eriez Magnetics Europe.

The separators are being installed at critical stages of the process to ensure a metal-free end product.

Plastic waste is collected, shredded, granulated and then used as a base feedstock in the manufacture of high-end engineering compounds. The EZ-Tec 9100 removes ferrous and non-ferrous metals in order to protect machinery in the process and ensure the finished products are free from any metal fragments.

Gavin Rees, Petlon managing director, said: “Due to the potential for metal components in the raw material, protection of equipment is vital and the EZ-Tec 9100 enables this at a competitive price.

“Working with Eriez has en- abled us to develop an upgraded metal separator with a specially designed reject flap, which has a longer life and significantly reduces overall repair costs and downtime.”

The model installed on Petlon’s production lines detects and removes any ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel particles greater than 0.5mm sphere. Petlon is upgrading the equipment at a different stage in the production flow, where it is used for improved pre-screening, as well as ensuring quality of the final products.

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