Visitors will be invited to attempt to pull a steel bolt off the surface of a Plate Magnet
Bunting Magnetics will be showing visitors the benefits of using separation equipment for the effective removal of metal contaminants from plastic waste streams.
On its stand at K 2016, the company is running a working metal separator (a combination of a drawer magnet grate following by a metal detector), as well as a ‘Quicktron’ metal detector.
Also on the stand will be production-sized examples of FF Drawer Magnets, Plate Magnets and Tube Magnets, where customers can experience the strength of the magnetic force by attempting to pull steel bolts off a surface of a magnet.
“Metal contamination is a common problem within the Plastics and Rubber industries, causing product defects and damaging processing equipment. The type of metal can range from small fine metal to larger screws or nuts and bolts. Effective removal is essential and achieved by using the right metal separation equipment installed in the correct location,” explained Dave Hills, Bunting’s Head of Sales.
“When customers visit our stand we want to show them the separation capabilities of our equipment. It is one thing to say a piece of ferrous or non-ferrous metal will be separated, but another to actually show it happening,” he continued.
Bunting’s Global headquarters is located in Newton, Kansas, USA and the European manufacturing headquarters in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire, UK. Hills says the company’s involvement in K Show is an important platform for the global plastics industry to find out more about the usefulness of its products.
“The K Show is the number one exhibition for the Plastics and Rubber industry in Europe and one of the premier events on the global calendar,” he said.
“We [Bunting] have been helping the industry solve their metal contamination problems for decades. Having a stand and demonstrating our metal separators is really important and we look forward to helping companies address this costly issue.”
Find them – Hall 10, Stand G16