Copper is one of the most sought after metals in the scrap industry. It comes in various shapes and sizes from pipe, wire, plate, electronics, and more. We have found that a lot of scrappers want to know the best ways to make more money from their copper and wire. Some basic tips are to separate your #1 and #2 copper before heading to the scrap yard and stripping some copper wire can make you a lot more money at the scale. Below we have put together some tips and resources on stripping your copper wire for scrap.
1)NO BURNING: First and foremost, we would like to reiterate that you should NEVER under any circumstances “burn” your copper wire to remove the insulation. Not only does it harm the environment from the fumes, but it will downgrade your copper at the scrap yard. Often times people think it is a quick and easy way to get to the copper by burning off the insulation. But the residue that is left over from burning will downgrade it at all scrap yards.
2)Use The Sun: While you shouldn’t be burning the wires you are looking to get copper from, you can use some other heat to help you. When hand-stripping your wires you can use the sun or heat to your advantage and make the process go faster. You can warm your wire in the oven (on low) or in a black box in the sunshine to warm the insulation to make it softer and easier to remove with a handheld stripper or razor blade. During the hot summer some days will be so hot that it could leave a plastic residue on your copper.
3)Using A Machine: If you are dealing with a lot of scrap wire, you might need a wire stripper. Once you purchase a table top one, be sure to get familiar with the machine before you use it. If you bought a stripper, read the directions on how to strip different types and sizes of wires before you start using it. It is a good idea to know ahead, so you can work efficiently. It is a good idea to have a separate containers with you to collect the insulation waste while you are stripping your wire to cut down on loose garbage.
4) The new copper wire recycling machine:by using this machine you do not need to distinguishing the types and sizes of wires at first,and recovery the copper wires and do not pollute the environment.
The copper wire waste of the old buildings,the leftover materials of cable factories and the classification of waste recycling stations are the main sources of waste copper wire.
By using our copper wire granulator,we can get the final products as copper particles and PVC&PE particles .
The usages of Aluminum powders:
①Few years ago ,through two-time crushing the PCB and then use gravity separator to separate the mixture powder.The purity of the final copper powder is around 85% and there is amount of metals remained in the dust also.
Now by using the electrostatic technology the purity of the final copper powder can reach to 99% which is strongly recommended.
②Copper electrolysis system
Put copper powder into electrolysis plant to get refined copper then use intermediate frequency furnace to get pure copper ingot.
①For the PVC/PE particles,we can use the high voltage electrostatic separator or the wave table to separate the copper and PVC/PE again.In this way ,we can get the high purity copper powders and PVC/PE powders.
②The recycling final products PVC powders can be used to make the wire insulation layer.In this way,It can reduce the manufacturing cost of the products.
③With the development of science and technology,we can use the PVC powders to make the PVC pipes.PVC panels,etc.