How do I analyze what material is in my scrap?

It takes a lot of time and effort to properly analyze your scrap. The standard way is to separate each part from the product into different piles of material and then weighing them separately. This process can be anything from first removing all the screws and bolts that connect the pieces together. Next, each piece can have even smaller parts that need to be separated. After that the materials like plastic, copper, and aluminum are weighed separately on a scale.

The entire process is quite complicated and time-consuming, but it's necessary in order to get an accurate reading of how much of each type of material you have. Once you have that information, you can then begin to look into how to make a better trade looking into prices for each material.

Knowing what material is key to do successful trades even if this process takes time, but it is important to get an accurate analysis of your scrap.

‚ÄćAvoid the manual time-consuming task There are ways to avoid the time-consuming task, you do not need to manually separate each part. Instead you can look into an e-catalog for scrap filled with analyses that have already been done. This will give you all the information you need without any of the hassle.

The e-catalog for scrap like we have here at Scrapanalysis is easy to use, simply type in the product and find all the material types that a product is made of. This will help you make better decisions and know the product inside and out.

Analyzing cables

Depending on what scrap cable you have, separating each part from copper to plastic is important. Here is an example of how this process looks like:

First, you need to identify what type of cable it is. There are many types of cables such as computer, automotive, telephone, and fiber optic.

After that, you will need to remove the outer insulation carefully. Then you need to cut the shielding if there is any, this can be done with a knife or a cable stripper. And finally, you will need to cut the inner insulation to get to the copper wire. Now you need to weigh each part, the plastic, copper, aluminum and other .

This process is quite tedious, but if you have the right tools it can be made much easier. With the help of an e-catalog, you can save a lot of time and get all the information you need from your mobile phone.

Analyzing transformators Transformators can be even more complicated than cables to do an accurate analysis. Transformators contains most commonly copper, steel, suffering, oil to separate this you need to do the following:

First, you will need to cut the transformer open, be careful not to just scramble everything. Second, you need to remove all the soft materials like oil and suffering. Third, you will need to remove the harder materials like steel and copper. Fourth, you finally can weigh each part separately on a scale.

This process is even more tedious than analyzing cables, but with an e-catalog like Scrapanalysis it can be made much easier.

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