Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Technology and the Scrap Metal Industry

The act of recycling metals is prevalent since times unknown and today, with widespread technology, managing scrap metals, and its business has become easier than ever. Technology provides us with many platforms to efficiently manage waste by connecting buyers with sellers.

Websites

Numerous websites with verified scrap listings connect people to buy and sell scrap online as per their requirements and price ranges. You will come across several deals and you can choose which suits you best.

Software

Every person today is using a handheld device such as a smartphone or tablet, hence, the online business of waste management is integrated for use on-the-go. Many apps or at least mobile sites can be found that aid in keeping you connected with the websites and let you filter your searches based on your requirements, price range and location as well as initiate transactions which make up the larger part of e-commerce.

Communication

Technology today has enabled us to communicate in different ways from anywhere and everywhere. It is so much easier to now exchange photos and videos and asks to have a look at the scrap you are planning to buy. Communicating with the help of technology on verified platforms helps buyers and sellers in staying away from making any possible fraudulent transactions.

Inventory

You can create an online inventory where you can manage your scrap to suit your customers’ requirements. The filters and data management options available help you organize your scrap inventory systematically as well as make suitable purchases.



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Friday, 15 February 2019

Recyclable Metals in Jewellery

The fashion space keeps introducing new designs and existing metals are used to make jewellery pieces according to latest trends. While some metals are referred to as scrap when they are worn and outdated, it is quite easy to recycle them to get new designs.

These are the metals you can recycle as jewellery:

1. Copper: 

Copper wire, mixed copper and copper tubing can be recycled to produce new jewellery pieces.

2. Bronze:

Bronze is a common scrap metal found in a variety of industries that can be recycled once it is worn out. The use of bronze fixtures has increased tremendously and it is being used on a large scale in the jewellery industry too to create fashionable pieces at lower costs.

3. Stainless Steel: 

The stainless steel industry knows how important and beneficial it is for our environment to recycle the metal. The metal is found in various items we use on a daily basis and can be recycled to be used as jewellery.

4. Silver: 

Often found in electronic waste, coins, and old jewellery, silver is commonly recycled to get new jewellery pieces. It is a durable and highly valued metal in the jewellery industry which can be recycled to produce new pieces from time to time.

5. Gold: 

Known as the most valued metal, gold is often recycled to keep up with its high demand in the jewelry industry. 

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Potential Sources Of Sheet Metal Scrap In Your Machine Shop



Labor intensive industrial activity is not only time consuming but also capital consuming. In the process of fabricating, processing, or manufacturing, a lot of scrap materials get wasted that eventually results in wastage of a company’s resources.

If you have already sensed a way to make the most of your company’s resources, you are absolutely right. Here are some of the wise and simple ways to make quick money with metals and scraps.

Aluminium Sheets


Aluminium is a versatile metal that not only rules our kitchen utensils and spatulas but also is greatly used in aircraft, doors and furniture. If you are a keen machine enthusiast, you may be able toss extra bucks in your pocket by selling off scrap aluminum.

Stainless Steel Sheets


Stainless steel is a revolutionary industrial product that is widely used in medical purposes like surgeries and vaccinations; besides, it reigns over almost every metal department in the world owing to its durability.

Scraps Obtained from Water Jet Cutting


Water jet scrap parts and bits have high market value as they are not at all oily and are greatly pliable. If you can collect a good amount of water jet scraps, chances are you would make good money. Usually it is used for granite and soft metals such as aluminum, and copper.

Scraps Gathered from Metal Plate


Never throw away metal plates or its scraps and bits, for they would eventually be recycled and reused in the industries. Make a profit by collecting and recycling them, without much fuss or difficulty. These could be aluminum or metal shavings or filings etc.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

A Guide to Identify Metals





If you are new to this world of scrap metal recycling, you are surely prone to get confused between steel, iron, tin and aluminium. This unfamiliarity and inability to identify these metals can be quite overwhelming. But there is nothing for you to worry about. This guide will assist you in identifying the various kinds of metals out there.

As a matter of fact, there are various tests you can perform in order to classify various kinds of metals. These tests include the following:

1.Magnet Test


This is by far the simplest way to classify and identify the metal. Getting an ordinary magnet is all you need and in case the metal contains iron, it would get attracted to magnet. These are ferrous metals. Scrap iron will pass this test. However, scrap brass or aluminium will not be responding to magnet as they are non-ferrous in nature.

2.Identification by Means of Colour


Colour of the metal can help you in identifying the chemical makeup of the metal. In case the metal is red in colour, it could be copper or even red brass. Similarly, golden coloured metal could be brass.

3.Identification by Means of Weight


You can also classify metals on the basis of their weight. For example, a lightweight metal could me aluminium and likewise, lead and iron metals would be heavy in weight.

4.Hardness Test 


If the metals are soft, they could be copper; however, metals like steel and iron are quite hard and are break resistant. The metal which is quite easy to bend is aluminium.

5.Professional Help 


If you are still unable to classify the metal, it would be best to seek help from professionals. They can assist you in classifying the metals through their scientific tests.

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Sunday, 30 December 2018

Myths about Metal Recycling in Construction


At the beginning of every construction, demolition or renovation project, there always comes a time when you have to hire an industrial scrap metal recycling service. But some project managers allow old ideas about this industry to sway their decisions. They hold on to this for long until you miss out the benefits of it. So, here are 3 myths about metal recycling.

 1. Scrap Contractors cannot be Trusted

Scrap industry has got a bad reputation because of horror stories of scrap yards paying very little for their customer’s metals or offering a very bad service that makes the work frustrating.  But then, some contractors are working very hard to turn around these bad reputations in order to create a more respected and vibrant industry of professionals who are much dedicated to their customers.

2. Scrap Management Slows Down Work Site Productivity

A professional scrap metal contractor will do whatever it takes to stay away from the client’s way. Thus he will not slow down any work.  Scheduling and discussing with the contractor allows them to determine the best way to collect, sort and transport scraps before even stepping foot on the site.

3. Scrap Metal Management isn’t Worth the Cost

No one wants to burn a hole in their pocket on a demolition or construction project. Anything that can bring additional cost can be diminished quickly. It is one of the best reasons to hire a scrap metal contractor to keep concerns about project cost at bay.

The way of demolition or construction business can be improved by industrial metal recycling services. That is why working with a trustworthy contractor can increase productivity and result in good profits.


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Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Challenges in Metal Recycling



In principle, metals are actually infinitely recyclable. Metal recycling involves the recovery and processing of scrap metal so that it can be introduced again as a raw material. There are some challenges in metal recycling. This is because of the limits imposed upon it like thermodynamics of separation, recycling technologies, product designing and social behaviour. Here are some of the main challenges in metal recycling.

Low Recycling Rates of Specialty Metals


There are various reasons that account for the low recycling rates of specialty metals. These metals are mainly used in small amounts in high tech designs. Because of their specialized usage along with the small quantity, they are very difficult to recycle and it is economically unjustified.

Activities Required for the Greatest Potential to Improve Metal Recycling


The main activity behind the greatest potential to recycle metals is the collection.  There is a large inconsistency between the advanced technology used in the manufacturing process and that used in the recycling process. Also, there is no feedback between the product designers and recycling material/industry scientists.

High efficiency is needed in collecting metal which avoids frustration later in the process of the life cycle of the material. But this again requires incentives and initiatives from companies and governments to make it worthwhile and also profound changes in social attitudes.

Problems for the Technology Industry 


Material prices rise without the developments in closed loop material system. Even reserves are expanded along with mining capabilities being improved and this will forever be governed by the law of diminishing returns. Eventually, the prices of these materials will increase which will result in an increase in production cost.  In other words, costs will rise in other directions.

 The most advantageous actions that can actually change improve the rates of recycling are an enhanced deployment of modern recycling technology, improved design for recycling, and increased collection rates of discarded products.

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Sunday, 25 November 2018

Metal Recycling Equipment


Metal recycling dates back to a period as early as World War II as during this time, in order to aid the wars, metal was being collected and reprocessed. Though the modern equipment used for recycling can distinguish between numerous sorts of metals, but more intricate technological innovation is required to isolate non-ferrous metals. Isolating non-ferrous from ferrous metals is one of the fundamental metal sorting processes. For the most part, ferrous metals contain iron, and can get pulled by magnets. This enables pulling of iron and steel from a waste stream more effectively. Cranes equipped with an electromagnet can easily move large chunks of scrap. You might have seen such kind of machinery at the auto rescue yards. 

In light of the value of lead, copper and aluminum, if adequate scrap can be gathered, it can turn out to be financially beneficial to recoup valuable metals from electronic leftover. This procedure requires all the more mechanically advanced equipment of metal recycling. Typically, in larger facilities, x-beam and infra-red filtering sensors are utilized in order to distinguish between metals. 

There are three classes of metal detecting procedures 

1.Pyro-Metallurgy

Pyro-metallurgical processes warm mixed metals, and isolates the elements while they are in the liquid state. 

2.Hydro-Metallurgy

Hydro-metallurgy alludes to the use of different synthetic substances to blended waste, more often than not in a water based solution. The different controlled responses with the metals will expel them separately from the slurry. 

3.Bio-Technology

Bio-technology perceives the way that specific microorganisms search out and feed on specific metals, which would then be able to be collected.

Source:  http://www.mssoptical.com/frequently-asked-questions-about-optical-sorting/metal-recycling-equipment/

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