Copper Recycling Tempe AZ
Copper recycling in Tempe AZ has become more prevalent over the years, One of the main reasons is that copper it is being used more in both computers, electronics and automobiles. There are many different kinds of copper recycling but one of the most prevalent is extracting copper from different types of insulated copper wires. Some of the more prevalent types of copper wires are known as Insulated #1 copper wire, insulated #2 Copper wire and Romex wire.
The copper recovery process from all of these types of scrap copper is basically the same. The wire is placed on a conveyer belt, the conveyer belt feeds the wire into a hopper where the scrap copper wire is collected. The wire is then sent through a pre-shredder which is a series of metal blades where it chops the wires into small nodules between 3mm and 5 mm. The nodules are then sent into the grinder, the grinder is a horizontal shaft where the grinding blades are placed on the circumference of the shaft. The grinder granulates the copper wire and the insulation covering the copper wire. During the grinding process most of the contamination is removed due to the sheer tension of the grinder. The processed cable wire is then separated into contaminated and non contaminated compartments in the air separation chambers. The contaminated portion is the outer covering and the inner fillers and strength fibers that make up the insulation of the wire, while the non contaminated portion is the pure copper wire.
For more information on scrap copper prices visit www.i-buy-scrap.com