Please visit: Eriez Magnetics
2200 Asbury Rd.
Erie, PA 16506 US
Magnetic, Metal Detection and Vibratory Equipment for Plastics Processers
PolyMag additive separates valuable “mixed” resins from trim and scrap parts
Eriez Magnetics, world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and metal detection applications... designs, develops, manufactures and markets magnetic separation, metal detection and materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment for process and metalworking industries. HISTORY In 1941, Orange Fowler Merwin, or "O.F." as he was known, sold equipment to grain millers. Among the most common complaints heard from his customers were about "tramp iron" - stray pieces of metal, such as bits of wire, nails and bolts, even horseshoes and hammers, that somehow found their way into the grain the farmers brought to the mills for grinding. Merwin investigated a new magnetic alloy called "alnico" (a combination of aluminum, nickel, cobalt and iron), which possessed exceptional magnetic qualities, including peak magnetic strength up to 30 times that of cobalt steel. He devised a permanent magnetic separator in 1942, sold it to a grain miller and his company was on its way. GLOBAL PRESENCE Through innovation, organization and diversification, Eriez Magnetics has evolved into a technologically advanced, financially sound, international company with manufacturing facilities in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Japan, Mexico and South Africa, as well as its Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. headquarters. Eriez has sales offices across the United States and some 80 international markets on five continents.
Use of magnets for removing ferrous contaminants in an industrial environment began in the 1940s to help farmers trap and remove metal contaminants from their grain chutes.
There will be an extraordinary range of new auxiliary equipment on display at the show.
Visitors to the recent NPE 2009 show in Chicago were looking for materials handling equipment that could do more than dry, blend, or convey resins. It had to do those things while saving energy, providing faster and easier maintenance, speeding product changeovers, reducing labor cost, minimizing waste, and providing better value for money. The new products cited below addressed those needs and more.
Aftermarket rare-earth grate magnets from Eriez, Erie, Pa., slide into most existing drawer-magnet housings.
Fine and weakly magnetic ferrous contamination can be removed as it is fed to hopper loaders with new Super Strength Sight Glass Magnets from Eriez, Erie, Pa.
More compact aperture-type metal detectors are now available from Eriez Manufacturing Co., Erie, Pa.
The new ProGrade Series of magnetic separators from Eriez Magnetics, Erie, Pa., is said to offer premium performance at a low price.
NPE 2006 held no revolutionary changes in dryers, blenders, feeders, loaders, or conveying controls, but widely adopted improvements make the newest models easier to use and maintain—and easier on the budget, too.
Dryers, feeders, blenders, loaders, metal detectors, level sensors, mechanical and pneumatic conveyors, silos, bins, pumps, filters, valves, box fillers, bag dumpers, and materials-handling control systems constitute one of the biggest categories of products on display at NPE.
Recycling and reclamation are once again hot technologies—this time because of high resin prices.
Compounders, molders, and extruders will be treated to a wide range of new additives at NPE 2006.
Recent trends to-ward multi-material molding, hard/soft overmolding, and dual-durometer coextrusion create growing volumes of scrap that is difficult or impossible to reuse.
Interplas 99 in Birmingham held news in injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, RIM, and recycling.