One of the main ways of recovering the metal from cable scrap is automated cable chopping. The technology is widely used all over the world. However, in order to ensure the good chopping effect, it is better to pre-sort scrap wires.
Pre-sorting includes the separation of long cable section, type of insulation, conductor diameter, plated or unplated conductor, densely baled cable, and pieces of ferrous and non-ferrous metal from loose cable that can be fed directly to the shredder. More importantly, pre-sorting includes sorting copper from aluminum containing cable.
Pre-sorting plays an important role in the environmentally management of cables scrap, which allows the value of the recovered metal scrap maximize. Besides, it makes the further separation of plastics easier. Take the long cable and densely baled cable for example. Long cable sections are cut into about 1m so that they can be fed into the granulator, while densely baled cables has to be broken up into loose streams. The processed materials range from 8cm diameter cable to thin cable of about 26-gauge and those not suitable for such automatic systems should be separated out beforehand.
Chopping is normal in larger plants but optional in smaller plants and is usually desirable for processing long cable section. Therefore, if your business is not this kind, I will recommend more convenient copper recycling equipments such as wire stripping machine and copper cable granulator of Whirlston, a professional manufacturer with 12 years’experience.
All the models of its copper cable granulator are equipped with PLC control system, of which the recycling rate is up to 99.9%. As for its wire stripping machine, all of them are CE certificated with high efficiency, low noise and simple knife change. Therefore, these two kinds of copper recycling equipments are certainly your business partner.
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