Eriez FinesSort Enables Superior Fine Particle Reclamation

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  Jan 31, 2011 — Erie, Pa. — The Eriez® FinesSort™ Metal Recovery System (MRS) utilizes a series of powerful magnetic components to process discarded “fines” material that has passed through the initial screening stage to recover valuable ferrous and nonferrous metals. FinesSort MRS not only reduces the amount of waste destined for landfill, but also reclaims thousands of pounds of metals per day.

“This System is a perfect solution for any scrap yard operators looking to be more environmentally-friendly and profitable,” said Mike Shattuck—Eriez Heavy Industry Project Manager. According to Shattuck, FinesSort offers payback on investment in as little as six months.

Shattuck explains, “Scrap yard operators often only focus on reclaiming larger sized nonferrous metals, ignoring smaller material referred to as ‘fines’ which represents roughly 15 percent of the original total flow.” He continues, “When you consider that within the fines, generally less than 5 percent is recyclable metal, the stream may seem insignificant. However, reclaiming these valuable metals can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars annually!”

FinesSort MRS is available in 60-inch widths which can typically process ~15 tph. of fines. Each machine is built of heavy gage steel and assembled on a rugged steel framework.

FinesSort in Operation
Material is presented to the ferrous separation portion of the machine where a series of magnetic separators recover any ferrous present in the material stream. The initial separation consists of a Rare Earth Dynamic Head Pulley where weakly magnetic material is removed from the material stream. This ferrous material is presented to a Cleanup Drum where saleable ferrous is removed, cleaned and conveyed to a collection bin. Magnetic debris is delivered to a waste conveyor.

Nonferrous materials are presented to a High Frequency Eddy Current to recover smaller pieces of nonferrous metals. Recovered nonferrous metals are conveyed to a collection bin. Recovery and grade of nonferrous metals is typically +90 percent. Nonferrous debris is delivered to a waste conveyor.

To see an animation of the FinesSort MRS at work, visit For more information about Eriez’ innovative FinesSort MRS, contact Eriez and request brochure MMPB-94 or download a PDF version of the brochure by visiting

Eriez is recognized as world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and inspection 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, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through ten 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 e-mail to Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506.
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 Contact:Keith Johns 
 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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