Eriez® PokerSort® Solves Age-Old Scrap Recycling Problem

Press Release from Eriez

Erie, PA---The groundbreaking PokerSort ® from Eriez ® offers a solution to ferrous scrap recyclers' ongoing issues with long, troublesome pokers which can wreak havoc in their operations. PokerSort extracts these difficult materials directly from the shred before the drum magnet.


"How to deal with pokers--including automotive leaf springs, tie rods, steering and axle components and other generally uncooperative long shapes--has been a longstanding dilemma for the industry," says Mike Shattuck, Product Manager-Recycling. "The PokerSort delivers a simple and effective resolution to this age-old problem."


As pokers exit the shredder, alignment guides on the incline conveyor position poker-type objects parallel in the flow.  As pokers reach the end of the conveyor, they extend beyond the conveyor and are magnetically pulled over the PokerSort and into a chute or conveyor belt where they collect in a bin or bunker.


PokerSorts are belt-driven and available in a range of sizes from 36 to 96-inches wide to meet customers' unique needs. In most cases, these state-of-the-art units can be retrofitted to meet existing ferrous processing set-ups.


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Eriez is recognized as world authority in separation technologies. The company's magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents. For more information, call tollfree (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit or send email to

[email protected] . Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506