The MP suspended magnets allow Viridor to recover ferrous metals from up to 350,000 tonnes of waste per year.
The MP suspended magnets allow Viridor to recover ferrous metals from up to 350,000 tonnes of waste per year.

Viridor, a recycling, renewable energy and waste management company in the UK, has recently installed two of Eriez’ s Multi Pole (MP) suspended magnets at its new £223m Energy Recovery Facility in Cardiff, South Wales. The magnets installed at the site feature Eriez’s Multi Pole (MP) magnet assembly, which allow Viridor to recover ferrous metals from up to 350,000 tonnes of waste per year.

To achieve the highest recovery levels of ferrous metals, Viridor installed the magnets on a robust framework in-line with the belt mounted above the head pulley which often allows for more successful separation.

Both magnets supplied by Eriez were designed and manufactured to suit Viridor’s 1000mm conveyor belt yet importantly, feature a 1800mm long magnet assembly which allows for a more intense carry-over distance of ferrous material than would be achieved by an extension magnet. Eriez’s multipole magnet helps to ensure that all ferrous is discharged reliably to the correct depository.

Viridor installation of MP suspended magnets.

In addition to the development of Eriez’s Multi Pole suspended magnets; Eriez now holds a comprehensive range of its Centre Pole (CP) suspended magnets in stock. This allows customers to obtain immediate access to a range of permanent suspended magnets suitable for a range of belt widths and suspension heights.

Gareth Meese, Sales Director at Eriez Europe commented, “The development of our Multi Pole suspended magnet further emphasises Eriez’s dedication to supplying a diverse, innovative range of magnetic separation solutions to the industry. Holding a large selection of our suspended magnets demonstrates Eriez’s dedication to its customers and enables rapid supply of popular models.”

Eriez says it continues to supply a high volume of robust, competitively-priced suspended magnets every month to customers throughout Europe who have a need to successfully remove tramp iron and achieve maximum protection of downstream machinery – all manufactured at their European headquarters in South Wales, UK.