Hayley Group, one of the UK’s foremost value-added suppliers of leading-brand engineering components, consumables, and related support services, will again be exhibiting at Fluid Power & Systems in April 2022, with team members from their specialist Fluid Power division staffing the stand. The Hayley Pneu-Saver, a commercially proven compressed- air reclamation device, will be demonstrated on the stand throughout the exhibition. Proven to be a major success when installed at customers’ facilities, the Hayley Pneu-Saver is HYDRAULICS See the Hayley Pneu-Saver and more in-action at Fluid Power & Systems 2022 The new shredder feeder conveyor from Bunting-Redditch combines with either a magnetic separator or metal detector to protect a shredder or granulator from metal damage. Bunting is a designer and manufacturer of magnetic separators for the recycling and waste industries. The Bunting European manufacturing facilities are in Redditch, just outside Birmingham and Berkhamsted. Specifically designed for recycling plastics, both in-house regrind and from secondary sources, the shredder feeder conveyor provides an even and controlled feed into a shredder or granulator. The design specifically accommodates a metal detector or magnetic separator. Shredder damage from metal contamination is costly in both repair and production downtime. Materials fed on the Shredder Feeder Conveyor pass through a metal detector or under a magnetic separator to find and remove such metal. Such protection prevents shredder damage and metal contaminants being reduced into smaller particle sizes, which become more difficult to remove. Clean discharge of captured ferrous metal Shredder feeder conveyors are also located post-shredding and prior to feeding the material into a granulator or extruder. Identifying and removing metal at this stage both protects the granulator and extruder from damage, while also ensuring the quality of the regrind prior to internal use or external sale. The shredder feeder conveyor design accommodates different designs of magnetic separator – including overband magnets, suspension magnets, plate magnets and pulley magnets. The design of the conveyor limits potential magnetisation of the supporting frame to ensure clean discharge of captured ferrous metal. Different conveyor designs often detrimentally affect the performance of a metal detector. The shredder feeder conveyor specifically includes design features to minimise any metal detector interference and ensure optimum detection at all times. The application and nature of the metal contamination determines the selection of either an underbelt or tunnel-type metal detector. The optional extra of an automated reject system enables the removal of metal contamination without disrupting the material flow. On identifying metal in the material, the metal detector transmits a signal to a reject flap mounted at the end of the conveyor. The reject flap redirects the contaminated material into a separate collection area. The shredder feeder conveyor further expands Bunting’s range of equipment for plastics and recycling companies. www.bunting-redditch.com 38 HYDRAULICS & PNEUMATICS October 2021 www.hpmag.co.uk Bunting launches new shredder feeder conveyors claimed to be able to significantly reduce compressed air consumption (typically by a minimum of 45%), lowering both energy bills and carbon footprints as a result. Comprehensive solution Gates crimper machines will also be on the stand, with expert staff on-hand to demonstrate the value that these solutions can provide to users. A comprehensive solution is available from Hayley Fluid Power related to these machines; including training and on-demand restocking and efficient self-assembly of hoses. Hayley Group comments that this solution has reduced customers’ reliance on mobile hose service providers, reducing both costs and delays involved in reinstating operations. Find Hayley Group on stand L52 during Fluid Power & Systems in April. To see the Hayley Pneu-Saver in-action? Visit: https://www.hayley - group.co.uk/pneusaver-demo/ for the demo video. www.hayley-group.co.uk The Hayley Pneu-Saver. The Gates MCX 20 crimper machine.