Eriez® Named a Finalist in Plant Engineering's Product of the Year Competition

Erie, Pa.- Eriez®, world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and inspection system applications, has been named a finalist in Plant Engineering's 2009 Product of the Year competition for its revolutionary, environmentally-friendly EcoTowerSort(TM) Total Metal Recovery System. Plant Engineering magazine organizes the Product of the Year competition to recognize the best new products that help manufacturers operate safer, smarter and faster.

"We feel honored to be chosen by Plant Engineering as a finalist in this distinguished competition," said Charlie Ingram, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He continued, "Eriez is dedicated to producing cost effective, highly efficient solutions that not only improve customers' processes, but also help to reduce the environmental impact of those processes. The introduction of the EcoTower is a result our commitment to green innovation."

The compact EcoTowerSort, which is ideal for auto and e-scrap processing, enables total recovery of valuable metals at a lower overall investment cost. "Total metal recovery means more than just increased profits," said Ingram. "It also means less waste goes to the landfills."

The Eriez EcoTowerSort is designed to sort aluminum, stainless steel, copper cables and heavy fractions. It even recovers stainless steel and plastic coated wires. It uses a number of different modular sorting technologies. Common configurations may include rare earth drum separators, eddy current separators, inductive sensor sorter or near infrared sensors (NIR).

A unique vertical-stack design saves money and space by eliminating numerous conveyor and feeder systems, making it easy to integrate it into an existing plant. More decks can be added as needed. Top to bottom, a typical EcoTowerSort configuration may consist of a Rare Earth Drum Magnet, Eddy Current Separator, ProSort Metal Sorter and Sensor Air Sorter.

Voting for the 2009 Product of the Year will begin November 15 and continue through December 15. Qualified Plant Engineering readers who have buying/specifying responsibilities are the only people eligible to vote for Product of the Year. Winners will be notified in January 2010.

To learn more about the EcoTowerSort, contact Eriez.

Eriez is recognized as world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and inspection applications. The company's magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, x-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through ten international facilities located on six continents.

For more information, call toll-free (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit or send e-mail to Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506.


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