Smart non-ferrous separator with IOT modulePublished 5/10, 2020 at 15:32
Goudsmit Magnetics from Waalre has recently upgraded its ‘Eddy Current Non-Ferrous Separator’ (which will be shown at Recycling in Gorinchem, stand E117). The upgrade means that the control unit can optionally be expanded with an IOT (Internet of Things) module; this makes the machine suitable for almost any product flow.
The new IOT module sends all important data to a dashboard through the internet. This allows operators to see what the performance of a machine is at a glance, noting how fast the is rotor turning, how many vibrations there are , what is the belt speed etc. with this information being displayed graphically and in real time. The internet connection also offers the option of remote assistance, with the Goudsmit service team being available online to monitor, resolve any malfunctions, and carry out software updates. This saves a lot of time and therefore increases the up time of the Eddy Current Separator. The connection with ‘Profinet’ also makes it possible to integrate a non-ferrous separator in a machine line. In this way, everything works together and the line can be controlled centrally.
Mechanical upgrades have also been made to the separator with the ‘EddyXpert’ and ‘EddyFines’ machine lines having been brought closer together to enable the interchangeability of modules. For companies that wish to expand their systems in the future with, for example, a drum magnetic separator or other separation system, these can easily be replaced or exchanged with another module.
Glass, wood or bottom ash
Practical examples have proven the advantages of smart module combinations and show that the Eddy Current Separator can be cleverly combined for every product flow and requirement. For glass recycling, for example, Goudsmit Magnetics supplies Eddy Current Separators with manganese steel wear plates on the vibratory chute, drum magnet and/or separation plate. Together with a wear resistant rubber conveyor belt, this is the ideal combination for glass recycling.
For small fraction bottom ash recycling, Goudsmit uses a 38HI magnetic rotor in combination with a feed belt separator instead of a vibratory chute. This helps to prevent caking of the cement like mass and results in the best possible separation. Recycling coarse wood pieces is best done with an Eddy Current Separator with a 12 pole magnetic rotor with a very deep and powerful field. To give the coarse pieces sufficient space, Goudsmit recommends installing an extra-large chute and a separation unit.