Boyne City firm builds new metal recycling test center

BOYNE CITY—Industrial Magnetics Inc. announced the construction of a new, 6,000-square-foot application testing center 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, Ind., is slated for completion in the spring of 2020 and will operate as a satellite location to the company’s headquarters in Boyne City. 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, complete with a suspended magnetic separator, sizing screen, two eddy current separator units, a drum magnet, and three magnetic stainless-steel separators. The lab is 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, vice president of engineering at IMI’s Javelin unit. “They’ll have the opportunity to see exactly how our equipment will perform on different types and sizes of material, and at different flow rates and capacities.”

Upon completion of the testing process, a full report is provided with pictures, video, test results, and recommendations. 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.

Prospective customers who are interested in obtaining additional information or initiating a test should contact their IMI Regional Sales Manager, or call 800.662.4638.

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