Eddy Current Separators

April 7, 2011

Eddy Current Separators (ECS) feature an innovative rotor that maximizes gauss intensity on the belt surface and provides superior separation of non-ferrous materials.


The ECS core is designed to provide a high level of gauss intensity to enhance separation on a wide range of nonferrous materials and part sizes. It is protected with a tough urethane belt and a carbon fiber epoxy shell. From aluminum cans to kitchen pots and pans, our ECS units do an excellent job of throw and separation.


Our ECS attains a high recovery rate and provides our customers with cleaner materials, which is the bottom line result everyone is seeking. Also, the eccentric core is designed to be rotated to provide the most effective amount of product throw based on the material and application being used.


One of the key design features of the Eddy Current Separator is how easy it is to maintain. The efficient design includes a drop-down side panel which can easily be lowered by one person for a quick and easy belt change. In fact, only one tool is required to loosen the belt, drop the side panel, replace the belt, re-track the belt and be back up and running in minutes. The rubber lagged inverter duty motorized drive pulley at the in-feed provides for an exceptional driving force, variable speed drive, and a clean out-of-the-way design. It is easy to work on when needed and it provides a variable 100 to 300 fpm belt speed to maximize your separation. The ECS drive comes complete with two variable frequency drives (VFD) to program the ramp-up of starting the machine.


The ECS unit has the highest quality urethane endless belt with a 1 ½-in. urethane flexwall and three sweeper cleats to help kick off ferrous contamination. In addition to the flexwall, the ECS has a secondary brush seal outside the flexwall which serves as a double seal of protection to prevent material from getting inside the conveyor frame.


ECS units are available in 24, 36, 48, and 60-in. widths and 96-in. long. The 24-in. wide may be common in the Glass Recycling industry and the other three sizes in Municipal, Plastic, E-Scrap, and Metal Recycling Industries depending on the capacity requirement.

  • Customizable widths and lengths to match application requirements
  • Power supply and isolator designed to match flow requirements
  • Can be fabricated in either mild steel or stainless steel
  • Comes complete with controls and can be integrated into an existing system