the eddy current separator (ECS) is an advanced metal sorting unit that is capable of separating non-ferrous mentains such as aluminium and cooper from dry recyclables non-ferrous separators are very common in the fast growing market of beverage can sorting, where they cam provide an accurate separation of aluminium cans from waste streams. depending on the application there are four rotor options available from master magnets for more information on each rotor specification, please click on the models tab above.
An eddy current separator consists Of a short belt conveyor that has its drive located at the return end and a high speed magnetic rotor system installed at the discharge end. the magnetic rotor which is positioned whithin a separately rotating non-metalic drum, revolves at around 3000 revolutions per minute during operation whilst the outer drum cover rotates at the speed of the eddy currents belt conveyor.
As the rotor spins at these high speeds, an electric current in induced into conducting metals. the induced electric current produces a magnetic field , which opposes the fiels createdby the rotor, repelling the conducting metals over a pre positioned splitter plate the remaining materials such as plastics, glass and other dry recyclables will simply free-fall over the rotor, separating them from the repelled metals.