Eriez Introduces EP-Rex Hybrid Scrap Drum

Eriez Introduces EP-Rex Hybrid Scrap Drum

Drum is a lower-cost alternative to P-Rex Scrap Drum.

May 8, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
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 Eriez, based in Erie, Pa., is offering the electro-permanent EP-Rex Scrap Drum, which the company says provides greater strength than traditional electro-axial drums, bringing improved profits to scrap recycling operations. Eriez says large sphere-shaped ferrous scrap, often referred to as meatballs or knuckles, can be handled by the EP-Rex Scrap Drum. 

According to Eriez, the EP-Rex offers advantages in critical performance areas, such as superior edge-to-edge separation, no "transfer point" drop in magnetic force and no decline in performance because of heat rise. 

Darrell Milton, Eriez metals recycling market manager, says, “Eriez is setting a new standard in scrap drums. “Processors’ profits are no longer limited by inferior metal recovery systems. Eriez drums provide better performance and payback than ever before thought possible.”

Mike Ross, Eriez magnet development manager, explains that EP-Rex was invented based on customer needs and current market conditions. “P-Rex opened users’ eyes to the realization that a stronger and consistent strength drum provides better recovery than the traditional electro-axial drums. Then, with the recent volatility in rare earth minerals pricing, our customers requested a stronger magnet that did not require rare earth magnets as an option. With a lot of research and the help of computer finite element analysis, robotics, numeric-controlled machines and laser-guided coil winding, EP-Rex was developed.”

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