Through toll processing, you are able to focus on your business’s core competencies and areas where you add value. R.S.Bruce Metals and Machinery Limited have been operating Toll processing since the mid 1980s. 

Based in Sheffield, with excellent links to all transport networks, we have a large secure site, experienced and skilled staff, and a wide range of equipment and operating licenses. All our processes operate with and under our ISO accredited quality system. From small one-off jobs to multi-thousand tonne year-long projects, we have the capability and flexibility required.  


Chemical Mixing and Blending

All stainless steel construction, 30m3 mixing and blending tank, jacketed for cooling and heating and in
excess of 200m3 of associated storage. The mixing tank is suited to liquid blending, slurries and solids
dissolution. The tanker loading and filling station is fully bunded and all tanks are on load cells connected
to a centralised control system. In addition, the plant has a demin water facility, capable of producing 2te
per hour of demineralised water. Go to Chemical Mixing and Blending…. 


Metal Separation, Extraction & Recovery

Processing of combined metal items to separate the metals into valuable separate streams of increased purity. Employing mechanical and chemical processes, to separate materials and metal oxides such as ruthenium or iridium on titanium, Inconel, silver on copper, tungsten carbide, platinum and palladium surface coatings from multiple alloys and other substrates including alumina. Expertise and experience in extracting precious metals from liquids, using chemical leaching, filtration and ION & Exchange technologies. Please contact us to find out more…


Size Reduction, Shredding, Crushing, Milling, Screening

Crushing of slags, ingots, and other solid materials: metals, ceramics etc., to enable further
processing for input into manufacturing processes, smelting and refining for alloy manufacture. We
employ a range of plant and equipment including jaw crushers, shredders, thermic lances, hydraulic
shears, hammer mills, ball mills, vibro-mills, shot blasters, granulators, grinders and sieves.- all located on our March Street site in Sheffield. Please contact us to find out more…


Thermal Processing, Calcination and Incineration

Offering toll calcination, firing and incineration services, we have an indirect fired calciner capable of
processing materials at 700C, a direct fired gas kiln with a maximum operating temperature of 1500C
and two gas fired thermal pretreatment. Our thermal processing capabilities operate 24 / 7 as required.
Processed materials can be packaged in kegs, boxes, drums and big bags to customer requirements.
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A lab operative loading the microwave digester with samples.

Assay, Process Development , Testing and QA Lab

An on-site laboratory facility to enable us to assess all incoming materials and develop effective and often
novel recovery processes.

We have a wide range of high specification equipment including IPC OES, Microwave Digestion, Auto-samplers, Ion Exchange Columns, Stirred Reactor Vessels and Distillation Equipment, along with the basic lab equipment for Titrations, Ph, Density etc.. Please contact us to find out more…

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