sensor-based sorting Articles

  • Measuring carbon in steel – absolute reliability matters

    The incorrect analysis of the carbon content in steel can lead to a multitude of issues down the line, making accurate and reliable carbon analysis critical. Our OES expert Willy Sanders looks at why… Carbon steel has been in use for nearly 2,000 years, but rose to prominence during the late industrial revolution when steel makers really began to exploit the properties that a little carbon ...

  • An urgent and ongoing need to test steel punches for the pharma industry

    Nottingham-based I Holland supplies steel dies and punches to the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture tablets. In July 2017 they had an urgent need to identify and sort a large quantity of punches. Unable to do so accurately themselves, they turned to Hitachi High-Tech for a Vulcan laser analyser. I Holland was so impressed with the Vulcan that they purchased their own which is now in use ...

  • BioCycle World

    Economic Impact Of Recycling In Texas The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) released its recent study on the economic impact of recycling activities in the state. Approximately 9.2 million tons of MSW designated materials were recycled in Texas in 2015. Typical recyclables (paper, plastics, metal, and glass), organics (yard trimmings, brush, green waste, and food and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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

    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 ...


  • A world first for plastic sorting thanks to TOMRA Sorting UK

    Overview In late 2010, ECO Plastics issued TOMRA Sorting UK (TOMRA) with one of the most demanding sorting challenges it had ever encountered. In order to supply a large independent bottler with recycled plastic for all its plastic packaging in the UK, ECO Plastics needed to provide a consistent supply of super-clean recycled PET (rPET) flakes to a level that had never been achieved before. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Operator Strategies : Sorting Out the Plastic

    BETTER BUGS Ideas and products in the Better Bugs category attempt to affect the biological components and biochemistry of processes by altering the mix of microorganisms or enzymes present. After all, biology is the foundation of many, if not most, organics recycling systems. Pyrophiles: The first example of Better Bugs involves pyrophilic organisms, bugs that can take the heat. This example is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Weighbridge Automation in Recycling Sorting Plant

    Today effective management of solid waste facility is the number one topic in industrial business. For Leon Engineering managing weight-based vehicle information effectively is critical in a recycling sorting plant (RSP). Implementing our technological know-how and rich experience we provide a system consting of a rugged weighbridge, an unattended ...


    By Leon Engineering SA

  • Case study - Feichtinger KG – Austria - Quartz Sorting

    Customer Feichtinger KG is a private company from Esternberg (Upper Austria) and provides approximately 30,000 tonnes of quartz per year to the RW silicium GmbH Company. The company has been active in the mining of quartz since 1972 and currently employs 18 staff. In addition, Feichtinger KG is also involved in riding arena construction (www reitplatzbau.at). ...

  • Case study - Papyrus Austria paper sorting

    Customer For 30 years, Papyrus Altpapier Service has been active in the disposal and secondary raw material industry in Austria. The Papyrus Group has 180 employees at 5 locations. Request Conversion and automation of an existing manual sorting system, combined with a throughput increase of 12 tonnes per hour, as well as compliance with the purity ...

  • Griñó group packaging sorting plant in Lleida, Spain case study

    Leading-edge technology at the Griñó group packaging sorting plant in Lleida, Spain Griñó Ecologic has installed three TITECH autosort 4 sensor-based sorters at its packaging sorting plant in Montoliu de Lleida.The latest-generation equipment at the Montoliu plant is more compact, reliable, power-efficient and accurate. Overview ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • TOMRA Sorting launches new technology at RWM 2017 (stand 4l20-m21)

    Global sensor-based sorting specialist, TOMRA Sorting Recycling, will demonstrate the latest additions to its range of technologies available for the UK market  at RWM in September this year. Coinciding with its 10th anniversary in the UK, TOMRA will launch its new AUTOSORT LASER  for glass and introduce laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and the newly updated ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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 GmbH.

  • Sorting plant for domestic waste and light packagings, location: Spain

    Task Automation of the excisting sorting line for light packagings and optimisation of the processing  line for domestic waste (organic part).  The throughput rates of both lines shall be  considerably increased upgrading the quality  of the compost and recovering a higher proportion of light packagings at the same  time. Solution ...


  • MSW sorting at Tratamiento de Residuos La Rioja, Spain case study

    TITECH x-tract waste sorting system delivers benefits at La Rioja Eco-Park, Spain. It enables the Eco-Park to guarantee the minimum quality required in the product obtained and thereby increase the overall performance of the process. An eight hectare, modern, integrated waste treatment centre, the park receives and treats material from all La Rioja municipalities. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Case study - VA Erzberg Gmbh – Austria - Mineral sorting/processing of ore

    Customer The Styrian Erzberg mine is the largest open-pit mine in Central Europe. The company VA Erzberg GmbH extracts annually 7 million tons of material to produce 2 million tons of iron ore. The ratio between ore with an iron content of more than 30% and the preparation concentrate is 1:1, i.e. approx. 1 million tons reach the ore deposit directly from the ...

  • New sorting plant for dry commingled and C&I waste in Nottingham

    The recycling company Wastecycle in Nottingham expects to process in excess of 45,000t / year and are pleased that the implementation of the plant has allowed them the flexibly to achieve positive results from the various waste streams. The management of Wastecycle asked KMH Systems and REDWAVE to assist them in developing together a new plant based on the following objectives: Increase ...

  • Minsur - Tin giant gets boost from TOMRA ore sorting technology - Case Study

    A plant for treating mined waste and low grade material at the world’s largest underground tin mine has repaid its capital cost of US$24 million in just four months, thanks in part to the role of a TOMRA X-ray transmission (XRT)-based ore sorting machine. The plant went into operation in 2016 and is projected to contribute 6,000 tonnes of refined tin to the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Sorting and Recycling Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Xiamen City, China - Case Study

    TOMRA Sorting Recycling is playing a pivotal role in the implementation of automatic sorting at the MSW plant in Xiamen Background The city of Xiamen, renowned for its natural beauty, is located on China's southeast coast, in Fujian Province. Its famous seascape and clean natural environment are a magnet for tourists, and the city government wants to keep things ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • 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 GmbH.

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