Erie, Pennsylvania-based Eriez has introduced an updated version of its RevX-E, which it describes as providing the same high-quality performance as its previous eccentric eddy current separators but with a more maintenance-friendly package.
Eriez Separation and Recycling Product Manager Chris Ramsdell says the company consulted with recycling customers and designed the RevX-E to meet their needs. “We consistently heard the same demands from customers: They wanted high power with low maintenance, minimal downtime and longer service life. We delivered on all these points with our RevX-E eddy current separator.”
Eriez says its RevX-E features an eccentrically mounted magnetic rotor within a nonconductive shell for the separation of nonferrous metals. The rare earth rotor produces a field focused at the end of the belt.
“We thought a lot about ease of maintenance when developing this machine,” Ramsdell says.
The unit’s updated design takes up less floor space and incorporates a cantilevered frame that enables maintenance staff to change the belt in less than 10 minutes, the company says. Large access panels all around the machine are designed to make entry for maintenance hassle-free.
Units also include direct drives for the rotor and conveyor and a new hood with an adjustable splitter that allows operators to handle nonferrous materials in varying sizes and ensures optimum separation, Eriez says.
The RevX-E is available in two models: ST22 and LT2. Both models are manufactured on the same eddy current separator framework. Ramsdell says the only difference between the ST22 and LT2 is the magnet configuration on the rotor assemblies.
The ST22 features a 22-pole rare earth eccentric rotor and is designed to handle fine materials that are less than 1 inch. This rotor option offers a high pole change frequency for the removal of fine nonferrous metals from shredded plastics, according to the company.
The nLT2 features an eight-pole rare earth eccentric rotor and is designed to handle 1-inch and larger coarse materials. This rotor option offers a deep, high-powered eddy current field that allows for the removal of larger nonferrous metals, such as crushed aluminum cans from a polyethylene terephthalate bottle stream.
More information is available at http://erieznews.com/nr516. From this webpage, visitors can watch a video tutorial on the RevX-E 10-minute belt change and access an array of product literature.