sensor-based optical sorting Articles

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • Alcázar de San Juan Waste Management plant, Spain - Case Study

    The Alcázar De San Juan Waste Management Plant Now Has Four Titech Autosort Units The latest remodeling of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Management Plant in Alcázar de San Juan (Ciudad Real, Spain) includes two new TITECH autosort 4 optical sorting units. Overview The Municipal ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • TITECH Technology installed at UPM Materials Recovery

    An estimated 13.2 million tonnes of paper and board products were consumed in the UK in 2008, with 67% of this paper recovered for recycling. Currently recycling rates for paper within the UK are generally very good and are improving, yet there are issues with the quantity and quality of paper for reuse in paper mills. Newsprint and board mills are the main users of recovered paper as their ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • 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 ...

  • Bright future of solar lighting

    Hybrid solar powered lighting (HSL) isn't anything like solar light based power that changes over daylight into power. Through the utilization of optical strands, HSL catches daylight, diverting it and funneling daylight into a building. At the point when there is practically no daylight, these installations use power with the goal that consistent lighting is accomplished. Gatherer ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Milton Keynes, UK - Case Study

    Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park: putting Circular Economy thinking into practice Background Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park is a world-class waste treatment facility, which is due to be fully operational in 2016. The facility aims to deal with Milton Keynes’ black bag waste in a sustainable way by incorporating three different types of treatment on one ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • MRF design challenges with Rumpke Columbus

    Striking a Balance: When it came time to expand the capabilities of its Columbus, Ohio, material recovery facility, Rumpke turned to Machinex. At each of its 11 recycling facilities, Cincinnati-based Rumpke Recycling tries to balance the needs of the residents it serves as well as those of its consuming customers. This philosophy is evident in the upgrade the company recently completed ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • Innovative dirty MRF, Roseville, California, USA

    Northern California's Placer County has been on the fast track, according to U.S. Census data, with its population surging over 30% between 2000 and 2008. That kind of growth can add up to a whole lot of municipal, residential, and commercial waste. Eric Oddo, Senior Civil Engineer with the Western Placer Waste Management Authority (WPWMA), a regional agency providing waste disposal ...


    By Machinex Industries Inc.

  • 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.

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