Electrostatic effects have been known for over 2500 years. Since the beginning of the 20th century, electrostatics have been used in particular for sorting mineral mixtures. hamos uses electrostatic effects to separate a wide variety of mixed materials: Differences in conductivity enable the separation of very fine metal particles from plastics and other non-conductors (hamos KWS), while tribo-electric effects make it possible to separate diverse mixtures of plastics (hamos EKS) electrostatically. In the field of mineral separation (hamos EMS and KMS), both effects are used.
Electrostatic separator separates metal from plastic by means of electrostatic separation