Eriez® Eddy Current Separators Effectively Remove PET Flake

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  Feb 8, 2013 — Erie, PA --- Powerful Eddy Current Separators from Eriez® utilize powerful Rare Earth magnets arranged into a high speed, composite-shelled rotor to deliver exceptional nonferrous metal separation from PET flake and bottles. With Eriez Eddy Current Separators, customers can obtain a single pass aluminum flake reduction up to 92 percent and achieve a clean PET yield of 97 to 99 percent.

Eriez Eddy Current Separators answer today’s PET bottle, carpet and packaging producers’ demands for high purity, post consumer, recycled plastic to reduce material costs and support their environmental initiatives. “Beyond the benefits of high purity, consider that a one percent improvement in yield can save your company up to $250,000 each year in recycled PET with a 60-inch wide Eriez Eddy Current Separator,” explains John Collins, Manager, Plastics and PolyMag® Processing.

In operation, PET flake and plastic regrind containing nonferrous contaminants (such as aluminum) is fed onto a conveyor belt in a controlled, low density, singulated layer. The belt then passes over the rotating magnets and eddy currents are created around the aluminum, causing the trajectory of the nonferrous metal to be different than the plastic. The two streams of material are separated by an adjustable splitter in a simple, high volume and efficient manner.

Visit to obtain additional information and view a video of an Eriez Eddy Current Separator removing nonferrous metals from PET bottles and paper.

Eriez is recognized as world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory, inspection and flotation applications. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, x-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents. For more information, call toll-free (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit or send email to Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506

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 Contact:John Blicha 
 E-mail:lwhaling -at- eriez -dot- com 
 Company:ERIEZ View Company Profile 
 Address:work2200 Asbury Road 
 Location:workErie, PA 16506  United States 
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