Industrial Magnetics Opens New Recycling Test Facility in Fort Wayne, IN

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Industrial Magnetics, Inc. opens their new, recycling test facility for customers who would like to see how the separation equipment performs with regard to a specific application. The testing equipment includes two eddy current separators, magnetic stainless-steel conveyors, suspended magnets, and drum separators, and is capable of simulating a customer's specific variables, such as belt speeds, product sizing, flow rates, and capacity requirements.

Industrial Magnetics Opens Recycling Test Facility for Customers

Industrial Magnetics Opens Recycling Test Facility for Customers

The test facility will provide an opportunity to validate performance of the equipment prior to purchase, which allows us to provide our customers with solutions, rather than just equipment pricing.

Industrial Magnetics, Inc. has recently completed the equipment installation phase of their new recycling test facility located in Fort Wayne, IN. The facility is conveniently located minutes from the Fort Wayne International Airport, which is a pipeline to the major airline hubs of the Midwest.

The test line was designed to replicate real-world scenarios for customers who would like to see how the separation equipment performs with regard to their specific application.

“The test facility has generated a lot of interest from both existing and potential customers,” states Jason Miller, Vice -President of Engineering – Javelin Brand. “We have scheduled large-scale tests for a few customers who have specific results in mind. The test facility will provide an opportunity to validate performance of the equipment prior to purchase, which allows us to provide our customers with solutions, rather than just equipment pricing.”

In addition to material & application testing, the test facility will also be available to customers who would like to process material on a “tolling” basis.

At the heart of the test facility are Javelin’s Eddy Current Separators. The facility will have two ECS units for processing both fines and larger fraction, non-ferrous metals. The ECS units can run independently or can be operated simultaneously for mixed products of varying sizes. The ECS units can be set up for customer’s recovery, removal, or separation goals.

Jason adds, “A lot of thought went into designing the system to ensure that the integrity of the tests is relative to the information/data provided directly from our customers. We have the ability to simulate specific variables, such as belt speeds, product sizing, flow rates, and capacity requirements.”

The test facility also incorporates additional IMI and Javelin separation magnets, such as a suspended overhead magnet and a drum magnet separator for the removal/recovery of ferrous metals, and a line of Magnetic Stainless Steel Conveyors (MSSC) for stainless-steel removal.

Upon completion of the testing process, a full report is provided with pictures, video, test results and recommendations. Most testing can be completed in 7-10 business days and customers are welcome to attend the test sessions in person or via Skype.

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.

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