Product testing, R&D and feasibility studies enhance Eriez services
Erie, PA — The Eriez Technical Center, which began operating in 1964, has undergone numerous enhancements to offer customers an assortment of testing and evaluation services to determine the most efficient and profitable ways to process or handle their materials.
“The Technical Center has evolved over the last several decades from simple proof-of-concept testing to more detailed testing that brings solutions to customers’ problems before major plant investments,” says Tim Shuttleworth, President and CEO of Eriez, an authority in separation technologies. “The lab has more than 150 types of permanent magnetic, electromagnetic, vibratory, screening and metal detecting equipment in a constant state of testing, evaluating and refining.”
The Technical Center, located by Eriez’ World Headquarters in Erie, PA, has conducted application tests numbering in the tens of thousands on all types of materials and processes. Tests range from evaluating material flow on a vibratory feeder to classifying minerals through flotation technology and identifying contaminants in products. In addition to these routine material tests, pilot scale tests are also conducted in the Technical Center to evaluate various equipment combinations to provide the best processing solutions.
The highly trained Eriez Technical Center staff utilizes state-of-the-art testing equipment for flow sheet development, determination of potential use, characterization of product, best handling procedures or best separation approach for sample materials. Visual inspection and basic assessment of each sample is standard. If a positive assessment of the sample is made, Eriez may recommend additional testing.
The demand for the technical centre has necessitated greater space and more equipment over the past half-decade. Major building additions have tripled the size of the complex which features three main test areas and houses its own library, computer room, conference center, sample storage area and dust-room.
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