Eriez Releases PokerSort Brochure

New product designed to remove pokers from shredded material.

October 5, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
Auto Shredding Equipment & Products Ferrous
Erie, Pa.-based Eriez has released a full-color brochure highlighting its PokerSort, a product the company says can help recyclers extract long rod-like pieces from shredded material. The brochure is available in print and PDF formats.
Eriez says the PokerSort, introduced at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) 2012 Convention & Exhibition, helps to keep long rod-like pieces (pokers) from damaging downstream equipment at processing yards. According to Eriez, the PokerSort extracts uncooperative long shapes, including automotive leaf springs, tie rods, steering and axle components, directly from the shredded material before it is presented to the drum magnet.
“Pokers often poke through conveyor belts, causing jams and bridging conditions that can shut down an entire facility,” says Brian Vrablic, Eriez sales engineer. “The PokerSort effortlessly extracts pokers, helping to eliminate downtime and protect machinery. It’s a great alternative to unreliable conventional poker removal systems.”
With the PokerSort, as the pokers exit the shredder, alignment guides on the incline conveyor position poker-type objects parallel to the belt. As pokers reach the end of the conveyor, they extend beyond the conveyor and are magnetically pulled over the PokerSort into a chute and are collected in a bin or bunker.
Belt-driven PokerSorts are 18 inches in diameter and available in sizes ranging from 36 to 96 inches wide. Eriez says the PokerSort often can be retrofitted to meet existing ferrous processing setups.
A PDF of the brochure can be downloaded at