Scrap Metal Recycling in AucklandScrap metal recycling is one of the largest yet complex processing industry in Australia, with scrap recycling firms processing over 17 million steel cans weekly, which enough steel to manufacture 900 new cars These metals for scrap recycling come from a wide variety of sources and require several processing techniques to have the recycled metals ready for re-use or export.

Regardless of location, the processes of metal recycling remain the same, McCamish Metals explains. Basically, complete scrap recycling processes entail:

1. Loading and Unloading: This is usually the first stage in all metal scrap recycling operations. Tow truck operators use electromagnet-fitted cranes to collect and sort scrap metals into groups ready for processing.

2. Breaking and Separating: Recycling industries use drop-balls to reduce the size of metal scrap. You, however, can use manual labour to sort and initiate the breaking up of these large assemblies. This stage helps reduce machine breakdown as the subsequent machines work on smaller chunks of scrap metal.

3. Gas and Non-Gas Torch Cutting: Cutting torches further reduce the metal pieces into smaller bits, with pig-iron and other heat-resistant alloyed metals necessitating the use of non-gas torch cutting.

4. Baling and Shredding: After torch cutting, scrap handlers use hoppers and conveyor belts to feed the scrap into balers and metal shredders to compact and shred the scrap metal, enhances melting and baking in the furnace.

5. Furnace Melting and Baking: Melting and baking shredded metal helps scrap recyclers to not only separate different metal components but also bake out non-metal substances to increase the scrap purity.

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6. Scrap recycling industries then use chemical separation techniques such as high-temperature chlorination, electrolysis, leaching and plating, to extract select materials and remove contaminants from scrap metal.

The degree of complexity and safety in scrap recycling demands skilled manpower and ultramodern machinery to efficiently run the recycling process. Use the services of well-trained and informed personnel to professionally handle all your needs in scrap recycling, while adhering to regulations for employee safety and environmental health.