Sorting technologies play an important role in preserving resources. We provide our customers with sorting systems, which solve sorting tasks and help to keep increasingly scarce resources in circulation. We develop technology to identify resources and sort them according to relevance. To do this, we work with you, our customers, to evolve unexpected solutions. We are proud to supply you with leading search engines: quick to install and easy to use, they are your most direct route to increased recovery, purity and profitability. Everyone benefits from this persuit. The more successfully you operate your business, the more the planet benefits too. With every grain you put back into circulation, you are supporting the vision of a world where resources remain in circulation.
In situations, for example, where recovered, recycled aluminium is being used to produce new products, aluminium manufacturers need their secondary raw materials to display consistently high levels of purity. This is one of the challenges solved by sorting technology. For the new EVO 5.0" generation of machines, STEINERT also provides a 4-year warranty on the x-ray source and x-ray sensors. Whats more, customers also benefit from continuing software and hardware updates.More
UniSort Unibot combines reliable sensor technology with modern robotics to further increase the efficiency of sorting facilities. Thereby, an AI-based recognition software ensures precise detection and a new sorting principle ensures a pure plastic fraction in the final sorting step.To the Solution
The recovery of non-ferrous metals using the STEINERT EddyC and the sorting of light and heavy metals in small grain sizes using the STEINERT XSS-T is nothing new. But what is new is the option of using X-ray fluorescence to economically separate ultra-pure products down to a fine grain of 5mm and recover zinc, brass and copper in their purest form at this grain size. After separation, the qualities are pure enough to be ready to smelt.
Market a product with assured quality. Cut combustion costs and return the valuable material to the recycling process. For collecting all plastics especially dark-coloured plastics and material from plastics waste products.
Use the STEINERT KSS (combination sorting system) as a platform for various sensors for 3D, colour and induction recognition. As a fourth sensor for the system, we also offer near-infrared, x-ray transmission or x-ray fluorescence sensors.
Our Mid Atlantic division is the leading supplier of conveyors and bulk material handling products & services in the Mid-Atlantic region. From conveyor belting, idlers, pulleys, power transmission products, wear parts and screens to complete turnekey systems, ASGCO will handle any of your conveying and bulk material handling needs.
Our Complete Conveyor Solutions division is a manufacturer of conveyor products and equipment, along with conveyor engineering services, provided through our partnered network of servicing distributors and original equipment manufacturers (oems) around the globe.
ASGCO Steel Fabrication division is a full-service steel fabrication, contract manufacturing, machining, welding and finishing facility that has the ability to manufacture simple parts to complete assemblies to complex print-to-build projects for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and industrial customers.
Features and Benefits Excellent Performance allows users to fully clean and divert materials at designated locations. Diagonal Plow discharges material from one side of the belt. It can be discharged on either side of the conveyor as specified by the customer during design. Spring-Shoc Tensioners with impact absorbing rubber cushions ensure maximum tension is applied 
The world's 20 largest copper mines produce nearly 9 million metric tons of the precious metal a year, about 40% of the world's total copper mine capacity. Chile and Peru, alone, account for more than half of the copper mines on this list. The U.S. makes the cut, as well, with two mines among the top 20.
Copper is expensive to mine and refine.The high costs of financing a major mine are reflected in the fact that many of the mines with the most production capacity are either state-owned or owned by major mining corporations like BHP and Freeport-McMoRan.
The list below is compiled from theInternational Copper Study Group'sWorld Copper Factbook 2019. Beside each mine's name is the country that it is located in and its annual production capacity in metric kilotons. Ametric ton is equal to about 2,200 pounds. A metric kiloton (kt) is 1,000 metric tons.
The Escondida copper mine in Chile's Atacama desert is jointly owned by BHP (57.5%), Rio Tinto Corp. (30%), and Japan Escondida (12.5%). In 2012, the massive Escondida mine accounted for 5% of total global copper mine production. Gold and silver are extracted as by-products from the ore.
Chile's second-largest copper mine, Collahuasi, is owned by a consortium of Anglo American (44%), Glencore (44%), Mitsui (8.4%), and JX Holdings (3.6%). Collahuasimine produces copper concentrate and cathodes as well asmolybdenum concentrate.
The Morenci mine in Arizona is the largest copper mine in North America. Operated by Freeport-McMoRan, the mine is jointly owned by the company (72%) and affiliates of the Sumitomo Corporation (28%). Morenci operations began in 1872, underground mining began in 1881, and open-pit mining began in 1937.
Cerro Verde copper mine, located 20 miles southwest of Arequipa in Peru, has been operational in its current form since 1976. Freeport-McMoRan, which holds a 54% interest, is the mine's operator. Other stakeholders include SMM Cerro Verde Netherlands, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Metal (21%), Compaia de Minas Buenaventura (19.58%), and public shareholders through the Lima Stock Exchange (5.86%).
The Antamina mine is located 170 miles north of Lima. Silver and zinc are also separated from the ore produced at Antamina. The mine is jointly owned by BHP (33.75%), Glencore (33.75%), Teck (22.5%), and Mitsubishi Corp. (10%).
The world's largest underground mine, El Teniente, is located in the Andes of central Chile. Owned and operated byChilean state copper minerCodelco, El Teniente has been mined since the 19th century.
Chile's state-owned Codelco owns and operates the Codelco Norte (or Chuquicamata)copper mine in northern Chile. One of the world's largest open-pit mines, Chuquicamata has been in operation since 1910, producing refined copper and molybdenum.
The largest copper mine in Africa, Kansanshi is owned and operated by Kansanshi Mining PLC, which is 80%owned by a First Quantum subsidiary. The remaining 20% is owned by a subsidiary of ZCCM. The mine is located approximately 6miles north of the town of Solwezi and 112milesto the northwest of the Copperbelt town of Chingola.
The Grasberg mine, located in the highlands of Indonesia's Papua province, boasts the world's largest gold reserve and second-largest copper reserve. The mine is operated by PT Freeport Indonesia Co., and the mine is a joint venture between regional and national government authorities in Indonesia (51.2%) and Freeport-McMoRan (48.8%).
Kamoto is an underground mine that was first opened by the state-owned company Gcamines in 1969. The mine was restarted under Katanga Mining LTD control in 2007. While Katanga owns the majority of the operation (75%), 86.33% of Katanga itself is owned by Glencore. The remaining 25% of the Kamoto mine is still owned by Gcamines.
TheBingham Canyon Mine, more commonly known asKennecott Copper Mine, is an open-pit mine southwest ofSalt Lake City. Kennecott is the sole owner and operator of this mine. The mine was started back in 1903. Operations continue through all hours of day and night, 365 days a year, but tourists can visit the mine to learn more and see the canyon in person.
Construction of the Sentinel copper mine began in 2012, and by 2016, commercial production was underway. The mine is 100% owned by First Quantum Minerals Ltd. The Candian company entered into Zambian mining in 2010, with the purchase of Kiwara PLC.
Olympic Dam, which is 100%owned by BHP,is a copper, gold, silver, and uranium mine. The dam operates both on the surface and underground, including more than 275 miles of underground roads and tunnels.
Raw material reserves have been put under a huge strain due to the anticipated global increase of production and consumption of electric vehicles and other electronic goods. As a result, manufacturers are turning away from simply determining better ways to mine raw minerals, and are instead seeking out ways to better reclaim, reuse, and recycle secondary materials. This has become known as Mining the Urban Environment.
As new technological developments occur, the recycling landscape is constantly changing in response. New technological developments can alter both the location and amount of valuable metals that can be present in a waste product. Frequently, this leads to increased complexity of metal recovery. Ongoing changes present enormous ongoing challenges to the recycling industry. Some examples of metals expected to be of high value in the future include:
Successful urban mining is able to reduce demand on primary raw material reserves by successfully recovering metals and other valuable materials from waste. Urban mining is also able to broaden the source location of materials, and typically trends towards source locations becoming more localized. This leads to transportation costs being reduced and prices stabilizing. This is particularly beneficial in the case of geographically limited materials such as neodymium magnets, of which over 90% are currently supplied from China.
When considering urban mining, the European Union has produced critical assessments based on economic importance and supply concerns for key materials. These assessments are updated on a regular basis.
When carrying out assessments, the European Union identified rare earth elements as a highly critical material. The United States Department of Energy and Department of Defense have also identified rare earth elements as a critical material. Rare earth elements are key components in the manufacturing of items such as electronic goods, computer hard drives, wind turbines, and electric/hybrid vehicles.
A much greater quantity of rare earth magnets is used in electric and hybrid vehicles as opposed to traditional combustion engines. In order to address anticipated supply issues of rare earth elements, the EU is currently funding research projects such as SUMSAGPRO and DEMETER. Bunting is a key member and contributor to DEMETER as well as the Magnet Materials Group (MMG) at the University of Birmingham. The primary goal of these groups is identifying processes to recover, reuse, and/or recycle rare earth magnets from secondary sources, in addition to developing technology that will create a new generation of recycled magnets that are able to achieve the same magnetic performance as magnets made from primary materials.
Rare earth magnets (neodymium and samarium cobalt magnets) are critical to many key components of electric vehicles. They can be found in motors including power-steering motors, stop motors, windshield wiper motors, electric windows, and drive motors. They can also be found in generators, such as regenerative braking systems and range extenders. Rare earth magnets are also essential to speakers and many other small motors found in electric vehicles. Each new electric car that is produced is estimated to contain between from 4 to 11 pounds of rare earth magnets.
The EU lists platinum group metals (PGMsplatinum, palladium, rhodium) as critical and strategic materials. These metals are key components in capacitors and sophisticated electronic components. PGMs are increasingly becoming more common in auto-shredder residues as well as electronic waste streams. Due to the high market price of PGMs, recycling companies are becoming increasingly interested in these materials.
Lithium-ion batteries, known for their recharging capabilities, are also being used more and more. Lithium batteries can be found in electronic goods such as mobile phones, power tools, cameras, laptop computers, and many other everyday items. As electronic vehicles grow in popularity, the demand for rare earth magnets used in electric vehicle drive motors as well as the demand for lithium batteries is expected to sharply increase. If demand increases as it is expected to, there could be potential future supply issues for ethically sourced materials such as graphite, nickel, cobalt, and lithium.
Additionally, as electric and hybrid vehicles will inevitably begin to arrive at auto recycling facilities, even more new challenges will present themselves. Because the nature of the materials has changed, and secondary materials have simultaneously seen an increase in value, the recycling of high value components will become more economically viable as a result.
Eventually, the operating efficiency of Li-ion automotive batteries will drop below a specified level, at which point replacement becomes the only option. What happens to the removed batteries next is dependent on the condition of the batteries as well as any dead cells. Currently, the most favorable option is for the battery to be reused in a less demanding application. Many companies are now offering this service, which repurposes functioning batteries for less demanding power storage on a global scale. However, once a batterys useful life completely comes to an end, the battery must be safely disposed of or recycledpreferably, recycled.
Potential difficulties exporting battery waste. For example, BREXIT may cause difficulties with exports to the EU, and countries such as China are continuing to impose stricter restrictions regarding accepting imported waste materials.
The electrolyte comprises Lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) dissolved in a mixture of organic carbonates. The mixture mostly contains ethylene carbonate, diethyl carbonate, and ethyl-methyl carbonate with trace additives for electrolyte performance.
The first step in the recycling process is to safely discharge the battery pouch. After being discarded, the pouch is shredded and dried, leaving behind a mixture of anode material, cathode material, plastics, and black powder (black mass). This process is very similar to the process of recycling WEEE, or electronics waste.
After individual materials have been liberated by shredding, physical separation techniques are applied to enable segregation of material into concentrations of anode, cathode, plastic, and black mass. The shredded batterys particle distribution is determined by the shredded blade geometry and screening. Physical separation technology utilized in this process includes magnetic separators, eddy current separators, and electrostatic separators.
In order to effectively recycle li-ion vehicle batteries, the waste must be physically processed correctly. By using the correct combination of shredding, physical segregation, and sorting by means of magnetic separation and eddy current separation as two key equipment types, metallic and metal oxide materials will be effectively separated and concentrated from the battery structure.
In 2018, the ReLib Li-ion car battery recycling research project partnered with Bunting to create a pilot plant scale metal separation module. This example of a metal separation module in a battery recycling application incorporates a high strength rare earth drum magnet and an Eddy Current Separator. This module is able to separate plastic pouch material and polymer battery structures from the anode and cathode materials.
During operation, a vibratory feeder evenly feeds shredded material onto a drum magnets rotating surface. Strongly magnetic and weakly magnet materials are then attracted, held, and then deposited away from the remaining non-magnetic material.
An Eddy Current Separator is designed to have a short belt conveyor, positioning a drive at the return end and installing a high-speed magnetic rotor system at the discharge end. Within a separately rotating non-metallic drum, there is a magnetic rotor. This rotor revolves at approximately 3000 revolutions per minute while operating, while the outer drum cover rotates at the same speed as the belt conveyor.
As the rotor of the Eddy Current Separator spins, an electric current is induced into any conducting metals, such as zinc, copper, and aluminum. This induced electric current produces a magnetic field, which then opposes the field created by the rotor and results in the conducting metals being repelled over a pre-positioned splitter plate. Then, the remaining materials will fall in a normal trajectory away from the separation area, effectively separating them from the repelled metals.
The popularity of electric vehicles increases more and more with each passing year. As more electric vehicles are purchased and used by consumers, the number of electric vehicles reaching the end of their life and requiring that they be effectively recycled will increase as well. Reusing batteries from electric vehicles is by far the preferred option, but eventually, nonviable batteries must be safely disposed of and recycled. While this is a very new industry, Bunting magnetic separation environment has already proven to be a valuable tool in electric vehicle recycling and urban mining.
Copper Recovery is a manufacturer of wire and cable recycling equipment, offering sales and service worldwide. We also act as agent or representative forsome of the finest European manufacturersof recycling machinery.
Most recently, we infused our knowledge and know-how gained over the last 18years of cable recycling, combined it with a proven platform, added in a hefty amount of re-engineering along with a top to bottom refresh. The result? A modern and updated series of wire chopping lines, Phoenix. We offer Phoenix in four configurations to suit most processing capacity requirements and budgets.
If you need more capacity or have a different processing applications such as Plastic Recycling, WEEE Recycling, E-Waste Recycling, Rigid Aluminum Recycling, PCB and PM recovery, we offer equipment from well-known brands including Wagner Shredder, Hamos Recycling and Separation Technologies & Urban Mining Systems (UMS).
This dual role allows Copper Recovery to provide our clients with a comprehensive offering of recycling equipment, and solutions. The "one call does it all"philosophyensures that all our customers receive our Legendary Service for all their recycling equipment.
Since Copper Recovery also processes scrap cable in-house with the equipment we manufacture, we can offer our clients live demonstrations, trials, and sample testing. The equipment at our facility is available for R&D of new or alternative applications. We have a unique understanding and know-how which enables us to fully support our clients and provide the service theydeserve.
Wagner Shredders are powerful, reliable, and innovative. Wanger manufacturers a complete line of award winning, affordable, universal shredders desinged toaccomodate plethora of processing requirements. Special configurations for project specific requirements are available. Process scrap wire, e-waste, plastics, wood, textiles, medical waste,and more! If you aren't sure if your material is suitable for shredding you can send a sample for free testing!
series of wire chopping lines. Often referred to as "wire choppers", "granulation plants" or "cable granulators". Phoenix plants offer substantial processing throughput capability from 2000-4000 lb/hr but occupy very littlefloor space.
Roots in mineral processing,UMSor "Urban Mining Solutions" leverages25 years of experience in application and further development of available technologies for recycling solutions. Complete plantsandfieldprovensolutionsforHard
Hamos GmbH Recycling & Separation is a leading supplier of electrostatic separators and complete lines for recycling and for separation of mixed plastics, used cables, electronics waste, composite materials and minerals. Furthermore, Hamosoffers equipment and plants for removal of foreign substances from plastics, food and other materials. The efficient and dry operating Hamos separators offersignifigantadvantageswhenseparating
Providing legendary service for over 18years, Copper Recovery is, not only the premier manufacturer of wire chopping lines, but also agents for the finest European recycling equipment available. Plus, Copper Recovery is unique in that we run the processing equipment we sell!
Our facility is available for sample testing, production testing, and R&D testing. We use our equipment not only for our own processing but for demonstration and testing. Contact us today to arrange for a test of your material!
All of the components in our systems are available as stand alone units. This allows for integration into existing plants,special configurations, or to be part of a newlyengineered process. Flexibility of our efficient separation technology is the key to obtaining clean output products.
Our separators use minimal moving parts, require very little maintenance and are ideally suited foralltypesofdrywiresincludingcopperandaluminum,evencopperWITHaluminum!We shareour know-how and teachyou how to not only use but how tomaximize your new equipment. (GS94 Gravity Separator shown with integrated blower and intake air filter).
It's what's inside that really counts! Our industrial grade equipment is engineered for long life in harsh conditions. From specialty forged alloy components to replaceable HARDOXwear resistant linings, processingknowledge and engineering merge to form theCM50 Cutting Mill.
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Multotec filter press systems increase cake dryness and reduce processing times by up to 10 minutes per cycle. Used globally by international mineral processing companies, they are designed to isolate solids and liquids in fully automated, energy-efficient press-separation cycles.
Automated injection, material dispatch, pressing and self-cleaning are featuresacross this range. Brand names include the well-known Micronics and Seprotech filter presses, which all deliver to specified press requirements.
Multotecs experience in all aspects of the mineral processing industry and solid/liquid separation has allowed the mineral processing equipment manufacturer to design a range of filter press systems that enhance production and efficiency.
Our range of sludge filter press is designed to reduce waste while effectively reclaiming discharged minerals. These presseshave lower drive pressures to prolong apparatus life, improve safety, and lower operating costs.
Currently called industrial filter press, Multotecs plate and frame filter presseshave enhanced design tolower your overall cost per ton processed. Filter cloth is strong and highly durable, providing high performance.
High filtration capacity ensures a stable and disinfected product when you userecessed plate filter presses from Multotec. In addition, they minimise both storage and disposal costs, contributing to an increase in your bottom line.
This Seprotech Rapid Filter Press plate pack is clamped in position by a rubber encapsulated chamber or hydraulic cylinders. This means rapid, efficient operation due to the low volumes of water and improved safety thanks tolow-pressure water to a max. of 16 bar.
The cake discharge system on the Seprotech Rapid Filter Press is the only filter press that has a plate tilt function incorporated into the design. Once the press is opened, an air operated actuator tilts the plates of the entire plate pack discharge the cakes simultaneously.
The Seprotech Rapid Filter Press opens and closes in less than 1 second per platein a concertina-type movement. The bomb-bay doors are designed with steep angles and a sealing lip that hooks into position. This removes any drippage beneath the press and accommodates the full flow during the wash cycle.
Filter cloths form part of Multotecs filter press range of accessories. The range is made of lightweight to heavy-duty filter cloths, allowing you to optimise your filtering operation.All our filter cloths are available in a range of synthetic and natural fibres and are either felted or woven.
DOVE Diamonds and Gold mining equipment are configured for different ore type, laterite, heavy clay, gravel and black sand. Wash plants are designed for highest recovery and minimum operator requirements.
DOVE is a major manufacturer of hard rock gold mining equipment, and hard rock mining equipment, and crushing plants for base metals, ferrous metals and light metals, producing Ball Mills, Jaw Crushers, Cone Crushers, Magnetic Separators, Shaking Tables, Gold Concentrators, Rotary Dryers, and Flotation Process.
Each processing plant is designed tailor made according to the ore characteristics and the mineral composition of the ore, and designed for the 100% recovery of gold and other metals production, with no loss.
DESERTMINER is a Dry Mineral Processing Plant developed by DOVE to simultaneously concentrate, separate and recover gold, platinum group metal, base metals, ferrous metals from Alluvial deposits, as well as Hard Rock deposits, that are located in dry areas, where water not available.
DESERTMINER is designed and configured to deliver a high efficiency in mineral processing, with 100% recovery of gold and other metals and minerals, with no loss, similarly to the wet mineral processing plants.
DOVE designs and manufactures high recovery Beneficiation Plants. Beneficiation plants are composed of different types of machines and separators depending on the metals and minerals composition and characteristics, designed for high economic recovery in a customized configuration that will meet the projects specifications. These plants can include Flotation Machines, Dryers, High Intensity Magnetic Separators, High Tension Separators, etc. They can be used for both hard rock (primary) and alluvial (secondary) deposits.
DOVE supplies the state of art inGold Refinery technology, which is designed to produce and refine raw gold production to international standard purity of 999.95. DOVE refining units are supplied in capacity ranges of 6 kg up to 150 kg. The units are based on advanced Aqua Regia process and it is designed to refine gold, silver, copper. The refining units are configured with the latest technology to comply with the highest environmental standards, which includes neutralization towers for fumes, etc.
Every mining operation requires sophisticated gold room in order to ensure the highest recovery of gold production. To this end DOVE supplies and manufactures a complete range of equipment, instruments, tools and accessories, which includes Gold Concentrating Table, Gold Centrifugal Concentrator, melting furnace, crucibles, ingot molds, scales, and assay instruments.
DOVE supplies Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) for Fire Assay Analysis, Portable Mineral Analyzer and Professional Lab Mineral Analyzer for XRF Test, and equipment for Gravity Separation Test such as Lab Jig Concentrator and Lab Concentrating Tables. Several other types of equipment including Lab Induced Roll Lift Magnetic Separator, Lab Isodynamic Magnetic Separator, Lab High Tension Separator, Sampling Pulverizer, Sieve & Shakers, Bench Drill Machine and High Voltage Rectifier are part of the range of DOVE laboratory equipment.
DOVEsupplies advanced and highly accurate range ofMetal Detectors. It is designed for ease of operation in highly mineralized soil condition. It provides a practical solution during exploration and prospecting different terrain with ease and dependability. DOVE Metal Detectors are designed for various depths and conditions.
DOVE provides a complete range of minerals assay testing services, for both alluvial (placer) and hard rock (primary) deposits. DOVE mineral assay services include Gravity Separation, Fire Assay Analysis and XRF Analysis for identification of gold, platinum, other metals and minerals concentration and simultaneously analyze up to 32 other elements, metals and minerals.
Reliable assay and minerals testing of your mine samples can lead you to the most efficient and best equipment configuration and plant design for the highest recovery of production and return of investment.