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Metal Recovery by Dismantling of Scrapped Starter Motors, Auto Generators, and Alternators.
NTIS: PB 250 493 :7 pages
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 handtools and convenient access to a hydraulic press, power bandsaw, 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.
IH; Report of Investigation;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 250 493
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