METAL RECOVERY BY DISMANTLING OF SCRAPPED STARTER MOTORS, AUTO GENERATORS, AND ALTERNATORS

Time and motion studies were made by the Federal Bureau of Mines on the hand and machine dismantling of scrapped auto starter motors, generators, and alternators for recovery of copper, aluminum, and iron. The studies showed that an individual with power hand tools and convenient access to a hydraulic press, power band saw, acetylene torch and power lathe could, in an 8-hour day, disassemble about 100 starters, or 150 generators, or 30 alternators. The scrap copper yield would be 280, 390, and 45 pounds, respectively, and the iron yield would be about seven times the copper weight. About 100 pounds of aluminum would be obtained from the alternators.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Mines

    Salt Lake City Metallurgy Research Center
    Salt Lake City, UT  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Dean, K C
    • Sterner, J W
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: UUpp

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136632
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BuMines-RI-8110
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM