optical sorting machine Articles

  • 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 ...

  • Optical solution - Iowa-based City Carton recycling

    When City Carton Recycling upgraded the sorting equipment at its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, facility in 2006, one of the considerations included optical sorting equipment. But at that time, making an investment of $300,000 to $500,000 in this kind of equipment was not something Northern Division Manager Chris Ockenfels was ready to entertain. Chris recalls that, at that time, he did not view optical ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • MacMachinery Secure Partnership with Sennebogen

    Despite the current economic climate Irish Company, Mac Machinery Limited, secures a partnership with German Enterprise Sennebogen (specialist in material handling solutions). The deal had been agreed in late 2009 and all parties are looking forward to working together to provide clients with a cost effective solution. Mac Machinery Marketing Manager, Annemarie Doohan, says that “you cannot stand ...


    By Mac Machinery Limited

  • MRF design challenges with bluewater recycling association

    Machinex helped Bluewater Recycling Association, Huron Park, Ontario, make the move to single-stream processing by addressing its unique needs. When Bluewater Recycling Association, Huron Park, Ontario, was ready to adopt single-stream processing, its leadership knew the organization’s previous approach of designing and building its own processing equipment would be too much of a ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • Ideally, data should end up in the shredder - Case Study

    When new computers are needed, companies often need to delete sensitive data reliably from many thousands of old computers - a time-consuming job. Thanks to the HDS 230 hard drive shredder from HSM, Uriel Papierrohstoffe GmbH in Diez (Limburg) can provide their customers with fast and extremely secure data deletion by mechanically shredding hard drives into many particles. Andreas ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Ideally, data should end up in the shredder - Case Study

    When new computers are needed, companies often need to delete sensitive data reliably from many thousands of old computers - a time-consuming job. Thanks to the HDS 230 hard drive shredder from HSM, Uriel Papierrohstoffe GmbH in Diez (Limburg) can provide their customers with fast and extremely secure data deletion by mechanically shredding hard drives into many particles. Andreas Uriel, the ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • Rainbow Environmental Services aims for Zero Waste with CP Group and Siemens

    Chase Clark wants to be a recycler with Rainbow Environmental Services when he grows up. The three-year-old boy loves nothing more than watching the collection trucks roll out of Rainbow’s Huntington Beach, California Material Recovery Facility (MRF) early in the morning. “Most of the drivers have gotten to know Chase, and they’ll honk their horns and wave on their way out for ...


    By CP Manufacturing, Inc.

  • Encouraging sustainable recycling behavior through financial incentives

    PERSONAL habits and behaviors can be significant obstructions to sustainable activities, where a perceived hassle limits participation. This is the focus of Dr. Doug McKenzie-Mohr's increasingly popular scheme of Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM), where these barriers are identified and broken down on the local level to increase involvement. According to Dr. McKenzie-Mohr's Quick Reference ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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