Industrial Magnetics launches metal separation test facility

BOYNE CITY, Michigan – Industrial Magnetics, Inc., owner of the Javelin brand, is building a new, 6,000 square foot application testing facility for customers who are interested in the recovery or separation of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in recycling-related industries.

The lab, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is slated for completion in the spring of 2020 and will operate as a satellite location to the company’s headquarters in Boyne City, Michigan. Its aim is to help customers choose the right magnetic separation products for the job by running samples of their actual product stream in a live test environment.

The facility will feature an adaptable, 48-inch wide system, with a suspended magnetic separator, sizing screen, two eddy current separator units, a drum magnet, and three magnetic stainless-steel separators.

The lab will be suitable for testing the recovery, separation or removal of ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless-steel materials from a product flow in the recycling, scrap metal, e-scrap, construction, demolition, and municipal solid waste industries.

“The test facility will be a huge benefit to our customers, in that they can send in their material for testing and receive data back on a real-life scenario,” said Jason Miller, Javelin’s vice-president of engineering.

“They’ll have the opportunity to see exactly how our equipment will perform on different types and sizes of materials, and at different flow rates and capacities.”

Most testing can be completed in seven to 10 business days and customers are welcome to attend the test sessions in person or via Skype.