Aluminium flotation line

The main machine in this aluminium flotation line is a bi-directional separation drum. This drum separates the mixed aluminium fractions brought in from the shredder plant. The source material consists of engine blocks which were shredded to a fraction size of 120 mm. The granulation of the material lies between 4 and 120 mm. The installation has a capacity between 15 and 20 tonnes per hour.

The working of the bi-directional separation drum is bases on the dense medium separation principle. The liquid used for the flotation has a density of 3,0 kg/dm³. This technique allows us to separate Alu – sg 2,755 kg/dm³ – and heavier materials present in engine blocks, like copper, lead and zinc, in an economic way.

The aluminium flotation line consists of the following elements: