Six metre double-stacked Eddy Current Separator Module supplied to St. Margarets Recycling for complete metal recovery

Eriez Europe has provided a one-stop custom solution to St. Margarets Metal Recycling and Transfer Centre Ltd. to resolve a metal recovery problem within their scrapping process. Eriez designed and manufactured a dual-pass Eddy Current Separator (ECS) module that will allow for optimum separation of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

St. Margarets is a large recycling centre with a metals division, specialising in the buying and selling of scrap metals, including high carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminium, brass, copper, lead and zinc. They approached Eriez with the requirement to separate ferrous and non-ferrous metals from automotive shredder residue (ASR) to increase the purity of their end product and command the highest possible resale value. Given Eriez’ vast knowledge of metal separation and decades of experience in the recycling industry, a custom solution was recommended. The ECS supplied is one of the largest Eriez have ever supplied at six metres high with a vibratory feeder, magnetic drum separator and two 1.5 metres wide ECS.

The vibratory feeder ensures an even, the mono-layer spread of material to maximise efficiency and improve separation before it is fed into the permanent magnetic drum separator. Here the larger pieces of ferrous metals are recovered before the material passes through the conveyors on the ECS separating the valuable non-ferrous metals from the ASR. A dual-pass process where the material passes through a second ECS optimises metal recovery, providing a clean, high-quality end-product.

The unit has been despatched to Dublin and is awaiting installation in St. Margarets Recycling Centre. 

Bryan McDonnell of St. Margarets commented, “The Eddy Current Separator supplied by Eriez Europe will ensure a vast improvement to our recycling process, improving the product purity and resale value of the metals recovered.”

Eriez has a proven track record of providing valuable metal separation solutions to the recycling industry. For further information, contact Eriez on +44(029 2086 8501 or email

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