Erie, Pennsylvania-based Eriez visit has announced that its latest generation of the Eriez RevX-E product line includes what it calls “a variety of maintenance-friendly enhancements, including an innovative cantilever frame design that enables 10-minute belt changes.”
The company will present the RevX-E eddy current separator (ECS) with Quick Change belt system in mid- and late April 2018 at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries ISRI2018 convention and the WasteExpo 2018 event, both of which are in Las Vegas.
RevX-E eddy current separators offer a direct drive for both the rotor and conveyor, according to Eriez. Larger side panels have been designed to allow “complete open access to the ECS conveyor for easier maintenance,” the firm indicates.
The hood with adjustable splitter has been designed to give customers the ability to switch back and forth between the fines adjustment for processing small particles and the rack and pinion adjustment for coarse materials. “These time- and labor-saving features will have an immediate positive impact on a customer’s bottom line,” says Eriez Recycling Product Manager Chris Ramsdell.
Designed for the separation of nonferrous metals, the RevX-E eddy current is being marketed to work in an array of applications, including auto shredder residue (ASR) processing, purifying glass cullet and plastics and nonferrous recovery from incinerator bottom ash. It features an eccentrically-mounted magnetic rotor within a non-conductive larger diameter shell. The eccentric rotor concentrates its eddy current forces into a zone of separation at the end of the belt. “By focusing its field, this design ignores ferrous material in the flow,” says Ramsdell. “Our eccentric rotor design effectively reduces long-term wear caused by heated ferrous build-up.”
Units are available in 1, 1.2 and 1.5-meter widths and can be configured with a heavy-duty vibratory feeder, feeder support framework, separation shroud/splitter and controls for turnkey installation. Eriez also offers two rotor configurations, enabling users to choose the appropriate model for their specific application requirements. The ST22 rotor is designed for sorting material less than one inch in size and the LT2 rotor design is applicable for sorting material larger than that.