Profile Industries is excited to be adding a new product line that helps improve in the process of sorting delicate materials. We have been working to developed a machine that reduces vibration and impact to certain materials during separation. After working with semiconductor and small electronics manufacturers we were able to identify that conventional spiral separation was successful in the separation of their materials, but had adverse effects on the microelectronic components the manufacturers were trying to save. Specifically, we were working with a company to separate semiconductors from an abrasive tumbling media. After some R&D we were able to develop a belt sorting system that was able to achieve the desired result of our customer. The belt sorter is a machine that uses gravity and an adjustable pitch angle to separate round material from non-round material.
The belt sorter is a unique way to reduce collision between materials during separation. The machine uses a vibratory feeder that moves the material gingerly to the separation belt without dropping or damaging it. The material gradually flows onto the conveyor belt where the separation takes place. The conveyor belt is placed at an inclined angle to where round material will roll down and off the belt while non-round material will stay on the conveyor belt. The non-round material rides to the top and drops off into a collection bin. Both materials are collected in separate bins and yield a pure separation.
With this new technology we are able to reach into new industries where separation has proved to be difficult. By slowing down the material we are able to consistently separate out unlike materials without damaging it. The belt sorter is a machine that can be configured and customized to accommodate small batch operations all the way up to a large production environment. If this type of separation sounds like something your company could benefit from, feel to contact Profile Industries and let us help you sort it out.