BJD Crushers selected for precious metals recovery application
Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 15:08
UK crushing equipment manufacturer, BJD Crushers Ltd have supplied three of their Hammermill crusher units for installation in plants which extract precious metals from spent automotive catalytic converters.
Supplied to global waste recovery specialists Tetronics International, each BJD 15x8 Hammermill is incorporated into one of Tetronics’ Plasma Arc precious metal recovery systems, which are capable of metal recovery rates of 98% or better. The valuable metal, recovered by the plasma arc smelting process, is first cast into sheet form before being crushed in the Hammermill to a required product size of 30 microns, making it ready for sampling and further processing. Planned for installation in Europe, the crusher order came on the back of an order for two identical machines supplied for Tetronics plants in the Far East.
BJD 15x8 Hammermills feature a heavy cast iron frame with heavy-duty renewable liners, and are fitted with a screen arrangement to match the duty. Mounted on a base frame, the modular packages supplied to Tetronics International, comprise Hammermill crusher, fully guarded drive arrangement and 15kW electric motor.