Eriez Introduces Space-Saving FinesSort Jr. Designed for Mid-Sized to Smaller Recycling Operations

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  Aug 16, 2010 — Erie, Pa. — Coming off its success with the revolutionary FinesSort® Metal Recovery System, Eriez® has designed and is now marketing the FinesSort Jr., specifically targeted toward recycling facilities where operational space is at a premium.

The compact design of the FinesSort Jr. allows for efficient recovery of 1" and smaller fines. It is a perfect solution for recyclers to increase profitability and send less metal particles to landfills. Similar to the FinesSort, the FinesSort Jr. receives discarded “fines” material that has passed through an initial screening process and creates three material streams: a clean ferrous product stream, a clean nonferrous metals stream and a waste stream.

The FinesSort Jr. is engineered with a 24-inch diameter AIP Pulley and a 60-inch Xtreme™ Eddy Current Separator (ECS) to create the clean fines streams, according to Mike Shattuck, Eriez Heavy Industries Project Manager. He explains, “Ferrous materials are pulled out as they are conveyed within the AIP Pulley's magnetic field. The ferrous scrap is held to the belt until it reaches the underside, passes out of the magnetic field and is separately discharged into a clean ferrous stream.”

The second stage reclaims the valuable nonferrous metals. Here, the Xtreme Eddy Current Separator is specifically designed to recover fine nonferrous materials that a recycling center's main ECS would otherwise miss. The nonferrous fines material is propelled by the special ECS into a cross conveyor and from there into collection bins. Also, at this stage, light non-metal materials (fluff) fall out of the stream through a chute onto the customer’s waste conveyor.

FinesSort Jr. is ideal for recycling facilities looking to recover a greater share of fines without incurring the cost of purchasing larger metal recovery equipment, according to Shattuck. Without equipment such as the FinesSort Jr., smaller sized materials that pass through initial screening processes are typically discarded and sent to landfill.

The “fines” material represents roughly 20 percent of the original total flow. Within the fines, generally less than five percent is recyclable metal, dependent on the mix of product being scrapped. Although five percent of the fines or just one percent of the total stream may seem insignificant, reclaiming these valuable metals can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. The FinesSort Jr. not only reduces the amount of waste destined for landfill, but can reclaim thousands of pounds of metals per day.
FinesSort Jr. is backed with Eriez' full product warranty which includes routine maintenance checks by the 5-Star Service Center.

For more information on FinesSort Jr., contact Eriez. For more information on the Eriez 5-Star Service Center, call 1-888-999-ERIEZ or visit

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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 Location:workErie, PA 16506  United States 
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