IMI builds test facility for recycling applications

Javelin brand owner adds Fort Wayne, Indiana, plant where customers can test ferrous and nonferrous metals recovery.

January 31, 2020

Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI), the owner of the Javelin brand, has announced it is building a new, 6,000-square-foot application testing facility for customers who are interested in the recovery or separation of ferrous and nonferrous metals in recycling-related industries.

The Fort Wayne, Indiana-based lab is scheduled to be completed this spring and will operate as a satellite location to the company’s headquarters in Boyne City, Michigan. The company says the purpose of the lab is to help customers choose the right magnetic separation products for their applications by running samples of their actual product stream in a live test environment.

IMI says the facility will feature an adaptable, 48-inch-wide system, complete with a suspended magnetic separator, sizing screen, two eddy current separator units, a drum magnet and three magnetic stainless-steel separators. The lab is suitable for testing the recovery, separation or removal of ferrous, nonferrous and stainless steel from product flows in the recycling, scrap metal, e-scrap, construction, demolition and municipal solid waste industries, the company adds.

Jason Miller, Javelin vice president of Engineering, says, “The test facility will be a huge benefit to our customers in that they can send in their material for testing and receive data back on a real-life scenario. They’ll have the opportunity to see exactly how our equipment will perform on different types and sizes of materials and at different flow rates and capacities.”

Upon completion of the testing process, a full report is provided with pictures, video, test results and recommendations, IMI says. Most testing can be completed in seven to 10 business days, and customers are welcome to attend the test sessions in person or via Skype.

The company notes that prospective customers who are interested in obtaining additional information or initiating a test should contact their IMI regional sales manager or call 800-662-4638.