Workshop Reclamation Advice
Learn how to save and make money from your used jewellery workshop materials.
Make sure to watch the 60 second reclamation videos on each area of the workshop.
The Mastermelt team are happy to visit your jewellery workshop, to explain how easy precious metal reclamation is and how a few tips could add pounds to your payments.
Remember over a period of time, the surface of your work bench will have tiny particles of metal ground into the wood. It is worth sanding down your bench from time to time and vacuuming up the dust as part of your sweep.
🎥 Watch the 60 second video for more on the jewellers bench.
This is the high grade filings and dust caught in your bench skin. Don’t forget that some of the dust settles on the bench top, which should be regularly brushed or vacuumed, put into a lemel pot and always kept separate from your low grade sweep.
🎥 Watch the 60 second video for more on lemel reclamation.
Wipe your hands with wet wipes after polishing or working at the bench. Regularly wipe down all the surfaces in your workshop and throw the used wipes into your sweep bag.
🎥 Watch the 60 second video for more on wet wipe reclamation.
POLISHING & EXTRACTION
Keep everything used for jewellery polishing, including your polishing dust, mops, brushes, felts, cotton wool, sanding discs, wet wipes and all ﬁlters.
All ﬁlters and dust bags from extraction units are extremely lucrative collection points and need to be cleaned and changed regularly, depending on throughput. Regular cleaning of extraction equipment will also keep it running efficiently.
Put the everything above into your sweep.
🎥 Watch the 60 second video for more on the polishing area & extraction units.
Use carpets as much as possible in your workshop as they brush your feet and collect metal efficiently. Please use non rubber backed carpet / tiles and we recommend using coconut mats. Always put your carpet and mats into a separate sweep bag.
🎥 Watch the 60 second video for more on carpets.
Metal dust is heavy and it will always fall to the ﬂoor, so vacuum your workshop daily and throw the full vacuum bags into your sweep. Remember to also vacuum your workshop clothes before washing, especially in the pockets!
🎥 Watch the 60 second video for more on vacuum reclamation.
SETTLEMENT TANKS & ULTRA SONICS
A settlement tank is ﬁtted between the sink and the drain, which enables it to collect precious metal sludge from the water waste. Emptying time will depend on your level of throughput.
Empty your ultrasonic through a settlement tank. If you don’t have a tank, let the contents settle overnight, then carefully drain off the excess water, wipe out with wet wipes and put them into your sweep bag.
🎥 Watch the 60 second video for more on settlement tanks.
Do not put any flammable or explosive materials in your sweep or lemel, as these will explode in our furnaces, putting lives at risk. Items include aerosol cans, gas canisters, lighters, alkaline, lithium and watch batteries.
🎥 Watch the 60 second video for more on hazards around the workshop.
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GET IN TOUCH
Get in touch to arrange a free workshop visit with one of our reclamation experts or to organise a collection of your sweep / lemel.