Firms team up to offer high mobility separation equipment

Separation technologies firm Eriez Europe has teamed up with Northern Ireland-based equipment manufacturer Ecohog to address a perceived demand for more transportable separation equipment. According to the firms, increasing maintenance costs and strict health and safety regulations faced by companies in the recycling and waste industry have resulted in a greater demand for this kind of transportability, to provide more on-site flexibility and reduce risk hazards.

In 2015, Ecohog carried out systematic market research into Eddy Current Separation (ECS) units, and the possibility of combining this functionality with that of their mobile Hogmag unit to produce a mobile separation machine.

The HogMag unit incorporates an Eriez magnetic drum separator which can seemingly remove ferrous metals such as iron and steel from all waste streams and prevent potential damage to downstream equipment. Additionally, the Eriez premium RevX-E ST22 ECS unit, which has been refined through Eriez’ extensive research development and material testing, is said to offer unprecedented recovery of non-ferrous metals such as aluminium, copper and brass as small as 1-2mm.

Gareth Meese, Sales Director at Eriez Europe commented: “Our collaboration with Ecohog has been highly rewarding, not only in terms of sale volumes and customer feedback but in recognising the diversity of ECS machines. Eriez Europe looks forward to continuing the successful collaboration with Ecohog and developing our products to meet the growing demands of the recycling market.”

Tracey McNally, Managing Director at Ecohog commented, “Ecohog are delighted with our continued collaboration with Eriez Europe, in our view they are the market leader in terms of their magnetic separators, technical support and customer care.

Our ongoing relationship has seen us provide Eriez eddy currents and other magnetic separators into a range of recycling applications globally including wood waste, incinerator ash, landfill reclaim, MRF glass clean up and automotive frag. We have exciting plans for us both in terms of the development of a new mobile product for the scrap metal sector; this will build on the outstanding success of our THM ECS-2000 introduced to the market last year”.