optical sorting Articles

  • Sorting plant for paper

    Task New conception of a complete sorting plant for used paper from a collection with an averaged proportion of cardboard about 35 % to max.  45 %. Separation of the paper-cardboard mix  into the fractions paperboard, deinking and  mixed paper for the further recycling Solution The material input is divided on two lines by  a feeding conveyor ...


  • Altpapier Sortierung Dachau Gmbh – Germany - Sensor based optical sorting for paper de-inking case study

    Customer ASD - Altpapier Sortierung Dachau GmbH - are specialists in recycling of waste paper. The company produces high quality paper grades for their industry partners. Requirements The requirements are maximised gain output with the highest purities of 97% of sorted paper grades from waste paper with less than 8% de-inking loss overall. ...

  • Identification of near infrared (NIR) optical sorting good practice in the UK and mainland Europe case study

    Challenge: Previous studies have shown that standards of quality and yield achieved by NIR optical sorting facilities, such as Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs), vary enormously across Europe To study and share examples of good practice in order to improve recovery rates and quality of materials from NIR sorting facilities Axion ...

  • Sorting plants for industrial waste, location: south of Germany

    Task Separation and sorting of industrial and building site waste as well as bulky refuses. Potential recyclables such as wood, paper, plastics, metals and aluminium shall no longer be sent to garbage incineration, but can be recycled after the sorting into different material fractions. Solution Conception and realisation of a complete  industrial waste ...


  • Sorting plant for light packaging material, location: Madeira

    Task New conception of an automatical light  packagings sorting plant for production of marketable potential recyclables, as there  are: PET, PE, bricks, FE, Aluminium, paper  and cardboard. Solution The bags with the light packagins are opened  in a bag opener. Afterwards all troubling substances are taken out. A downstream  ballistic ...


  • Sorting plant for light packaging material, location: Italia

    Task Automation of an existing manual sorting press line for production of marketable potential recyclables out of the mix of light packagings. Solution Automatical treatment of the light packagings  by auger fillers, ballistic separators, ferrous and non-ferrous and air separators as well as optical identification discharging all troubling materials at the ...


  • Action Recycling-Milwaukee Plastic Sorting case study

    Customer Action Recyclers is a rapidly growing recycling company in Milwaukee which was founded in 2005. The company now employs    more than 30 employees and owns several recycling centres. Requirements PET and PE are to be recycled from a mixed fraction (60% PE/PET and 40% other materials such as other plastics, wood, paper, etc) with a grain size ...

  • ACTIS – Russia - Glass sorting plant - case study

    Customer The headquarters of the company ACTIS, which produces new bottles for the drinks industry from waste glass collected, is located in Novocherkassk, only 30 kilometres from Rostov in Southern Russia. ACTIS emerged as a pioneer n the glass recycling industry 10 years ago. Even then, a new plant with conveyor belts, feed hopper and product bunker, washing unit and manual ...

  • TITECH sorting systems specified for UK`s most automated MRF

    Leading recycling and waste management company Viridor has developed a new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in West Sussex that is groundbreaking in terms of its use of automation. Viridor won the PFI Recycling & Waste Handling Contract for West Sussex in 2004. Under this 25-year agreement, the company has made a long term commitment to helping the area improve its recycling rates. The new, ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Redwave sorting system for Russia – Company ACTIS built a new glass processing plant in Novocheskassk

    The headquarters of the company Actis, which produces new bottles for the drinks industry from waste glass collected, is located in Novocherkassk, only 30 kilometres from the beautiful and traditional town of Rostov in Southern Russia. The interest in fully automatic, optical sorting was inspired by Actis in 2008. After a careful planning phase, in 2011 Actis decided for the Austrian plant ...

  • Hungarian city makes giant leap into recycling with an advanced sorting plant - Case Study

    Settlements in the southeast region of Hungary, which previously sent all their municipal solid waste (MSW) to landfill, now have a state-of-the-art MSW sorting system near Békéscsaba that can process up to 120,000 tonnes of waste per year. The ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • A Comparison Between Systems for Source Separation of Organic Household Waste

    Conventional collection of source separated waste using separate containers was com-pared to collection in bags with different colours and optical sorting (OptiBag). Purity was found to be high, especially in the OptiBag system. However the conventional system had new instructions for sorting, which may have influenced the result. Sources for heavy metals are identified as waste metal fraction, ...


  • Ecopark 4, Spain, trusts AUTOSORT for the efficient automation of its separation processes - Case Study

    Ecopark 4 in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), part of the infrastructure of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB), uses ten of TOMRA Sorting Recycling's AUTOSORT optical separators, which currently recover 90% of sortable material. This fully automated plant has three treatment streams which process around 300,000 tons annually. Ecopark 4, located in Hostalets de Pierola (Barcelona), is a ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Redwave - separation of transparent and white HDPE

    REDWAVE - sensor based sorting machines - optimise the separation of recyclable plastic materials: Upon customer request the separation of transparent and white HDPE bottles has been realized for the first time in a sorting plant. It is a challenging task as hardly any difference can be detected in the colour spectrum between transparent and white bottles. In ...

  • Atelier Fouesnantais, France - Case Study

    TOMRA demonstrated viability of sorting graphic paper - A French case. TOMRA’s unique application for sorting graphic paper within the recovery of fibrous or flat material fractions for selective collections has now become a hot topic in France. At trade ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • ROAF, Norway - Case Study

    The world´s first fully automated sorting plant for MSW Waste and recycling company Romerike Avfallsforedling IKS (RoAF) has installed 16 of TOMRA´s AUTOSORT optical sorters to separate green bio-waste bags and recyclable fractions from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). This award-winning site is the first fully automated sorting plant for MSW worldwide, requiring no manual ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Hanbury Plastic Recycling – Stoke on Trent, UK case study

    CUSTOMER HPR Limited creates high quality plastic feedstock materials, by sorting co-mingled commercial, industrial and post-consumer waste into separated polymer streams of high purity since 2011. HPR Limited process 40,000 tonnes/year of mixed kerbside collected plastic material. SITUATION HPR were looking for a solution to sort efficiently ...

  • Upgrading of plastics with TITECH autosort 4 at Balsamo Reciclagem, Brazil - Case Study

    Balsamo Reciclagem upgraded its plant with the installation of the innovative TITECH autosort 4 optical sorter. Thanks to this equipment, the company managed to increase material processing speed and ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • SRF Refining (Solid Recovered Fuels), Austria - Case Study

    Customer Mullex-Umwelt-Sauberung-GmbH was founded in 1980 and is working in the field of waste collection, waste sorting, waste processing and waste disposal. The company operates at three locations in Styria and currently employs around 90 people. Situation The demand from the main customer of the solid recovered fuel after removal of chlorine from the SRF ...

  • Lead and ceramic in glass industry

    The lead content in recycled glass no longer poses a problem in the glass industry. Cullet recycled by REDWAVE-XRF provides superior results according to glass plants. The lead content in glass is even below the quality limits required by law. Experiences of glass plants and plant operators: The REDWAVE-XRF sorting system by BT-Wolfgang Binder GmbH for separation of leaded pieces of ...

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