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SUSMAGPRO Exhibition at Pforzheim University
The SUSMAGPRO container has arrived: at Pforzheim University in front of the newly built Centre for Precision Technology (ZPT). In the frame of the opening ceremony of the building on 30th September, SUSMAGPRO is showcased to a number of invited representatives from industry and politics.
Guests are led through an interactive exhibition on the topic of rare earth magnets and project partner INSERMA ANOIA demonstrates a pilot process developed in the project on site in Pforzheim: the automated identification and separation of rare earth magnets from electronic waste, especially hard disk drives.
For this innovative process, partner RISE has developed a series of sensors and a magnetic scanner. They were integrated into an automated separation system by INSERMA, including further steps such as a robotic sorting line and an alligator cutter, which separates the part entailing the magnet. The current target waste streams are hard disk drives; extension to further products like loudspeakers or electrical motors is planned.
The entire system is built inside a container, making it easy to transport. This way, it can be used on site for example at server farms for data destruction and simultaneous magnet recycling. The final destination of the pilot plant is Sweden, where the container will be integrated into the recycling concept of project partner STENA.