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a business spin-out from magnetic research undertaken by Dr. Jeremy Hall, at the Wolfson Centre for Magnetics at the local university in Cardiff, South Wales. A device was developed which protects power systems from disruption and damage to network infrastructure. The concept uses innovative magnetic technology that allows the existing power grid to manage excessive fault conditions. In 2017, Eriez acquired 30% in FCL, and was responsible for manufacturing the full-scale prototype.
Despite Eriez gaining manufacturing space of their second plant in 2011, further growth in sales and production activity necessitated an additional extension. The CEO of Eriez Global Manufacturing Co. Tim Shuttleworth officially unveiled the brand new 362 square metre manufacturing facility, which is dedicated to rotor manufacturing, light fabrication assembly and additional product line asse
Andy Lewis (Chairman of Eriez Europe), Tim Shuttleworth (CEO Eriez Global Manufacturing Co.), John Curwen (Managing Director of Eriez Europe) standing in front of the new high-speed balancing machine.
In the late 90s, Eriez established a superconducting magnet division in response to the purification requirements of companies processing kaolin. This culminated in the development of the world’s first cryogen-free, superconducting Powerflux high-gradient magnetic separator, of which the first production unit was installed in 2001. This was followed by the design and manufacture of the world’s strongest suspended magnet, the SSE (Suspended Superconducting Magnet), where the company was rewarded the title in the Guinness Book of World Records.
To facilitate further growth, in 2007, Eriez invested in a new magnetiser, enabling greater productivity and increasing the magnetic strength of permanent magnetic separators.
Eriez soon outgrew the manufacturing base obtained in 1991 and in 2011, purchased the adjacent building and land. The second plant is now a dedicated manufacturing space for suspended permanent magnets and suspended electromagnets spanning 5000 square metres with a 50 tonne crane capacity.
As the cost of sending material to landfill continues to increase throughout Europe, the emphasis placed on recovering optimum, clean fractions of ferrous and non- ferrous material has never been greater. With generations of technical expertise and experience on offer, Eriez provide a full range of separation equipment to the recycling industry, serving all requirements and applications.
In 2014, as a result of the ongoing success of supplying equipment to customers in the recycling industry, Eriez Europe launched their innovative, purpose-built recycling separation test centre. The recycling centre welcomes customers to test their samples of material on Eriez recycling equipment in order to determine which combination of machinery is most suitable for their processing needs.
Eriez’ continuous commitment to customer satisfaction has always been at the forefront of the company’s operations. Since their first accreditation in 1992, the company has continued to meet the ever-growing customer demand for the highest levels of quality. In 2016, the company’s ISO 9001:2008 certification was upgraded to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.
Eriez have utilised their wealth of knowledge and experience, reaching beyond their manufacturing scope and developing business partnerships to assist in research and development in various sectors. Fault Current Limited was founded in 2012 as
The investment to Eriez Europe includes a high-speed balancing machine and a filament winding machine to facilitate the intricate manufacturing of Eriez advanced range of Eddy Current Separators, designed to recover non-ferrous metals from a wide variety of waste streams. The new facility will increase the production capacity of ECS units by a third, per year.
In May 2018, certification was given to Eriez’ MetAlarm EX range for ATEX 21 and ATEX 22
dust zones, providing a fully certified
solution for customers looking to be alerted
to the presence of metals in order to reduce
the risk of explosions within their plants. The MetAlarm units already hold a market-leading position within the mining, quarrying, recycling
and processing industries, offering reliable and user-friendly performance for ensuring machinery protection and product quality. The ATEX units will now extend the scope to applications in explosive dust environments where ignitable materials such as biomass, wood or coal are present. In environments where explosive dusts are present, sparks from undetected metal contamination could be a potential ignition source.
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The new Light Fabrication Bay in the 2018 extension

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