Fercell unveils new solution for aluminium byproduct recycling

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Fercell unveils new solution for aluminium byproduct recycling
Recycling systems company Fercell Engineering Ltd has discovered a new, efficient waste management solution for aluminium-based swarfs – fine chips or filings of metal produced by computer numerical control (CNC) machining and drilling processes.

Swarfs are leading to high volumes of waste material in the industry, which in turn lead to environmental costs, fire hazards and wasted revenue – a disaster for local businesses working within the aluminium processing sector.

Fercell has come up with a briquette pressing machine that shreds swarfs before pressing them into briquettes, which reduces the amount of storage space needed, and makes the recovered metal easier to transport and much more attractive to recycling companies.

Fercell unveils new solution for aluminium byproduct recycling
Furthermore, by processing the shredded swarfs via a centrifuge within the briquette press, expensive coolants such as oil and emulsion can be separated from the swarfs and reused.

Commenting on the innovation, Mark Fletcher, Managing Director of Fercell Engineering, said: “Here is a huge wasted opportunity for manufacturers using aluminium. These swarfs are just seen as a nuisance and are often discarded, when returns on this waste can be reaped back, as well as it having a positive effect on the environment.”

More information can be found on Fercell's website