Steinert UniSort BlackEye

Cologne, Germany-based Steinert Group says the UniSort BlackEye has been designed to tackle the challenge of “the pure separation of black plastics.” The new optical sorting system “enables recycling companies to produce purer granules that are so valuable that the investment in the device quickly pays off,” Steinert says. The UniSort BlackEye:

  • has scan belts that move at up to 4 metres (13 feet) per second
  • can scan about 35 million detection points, or up to 5,000 objects, per second
  • is ideal for industrial applications for crushed plastic parts measuring between 10 and 30 millimetres (0.4 to 1.2 inches)
  • has a throughput rate of 1 tonne of plastic flakes per hour
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Eriez eddy current separator

USA-based Eriez has released its Ultra High-Frequency (UHF) eddy current separator. The product, according to Eriez, can recover aluminium, copper and other nonferrous fines from automobile shredder residue (ASR) without the need for additional sensor-based or optical sorting equipment. Additional features include:

  • a rotor designed to produce high gauss at the belt’s surface
  • a large number of magnetic poles operating at higher rpm to separate bare copper wire as small as 0.07 to 0.11 inches
  • 0.03- or 0.04-inch wide rotors available
  • each unit ships with an Eriez Brute Force Vibratory Feeder to provide even presentation of material across the rotor
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Untha QR series shredders

Untha, headquartered in Kuchl, Austria, has launched the QR series of single-shaft shredders, which feature:

  • maintenance-free pusher technology
  • a drive system that comes with a safety coupling
  • gears that are integrated in the rotor
  • a multifunctional flap that allows access to the cutting chamber for emptying the hopper and removing foreign objects
  • a high-resolution touch-screen display
  • capacity ranges from 22 kilowatts to 180 kilowatts and cutting unit widths of 800, 1,000, 1,200, 1,400, 1,700 and 2,100 millimetres
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Redwave XRF sorting system

Redwave, Austria, says its updated X-ray fluorescence (XRF) sorting machine, which was initially used in glass sorting, is now capable of sorting nonferrous metals. The XRF sorting machine:

  • has high throughput and purity
  • offers advantages compared with sorting techniques, such as camera or X-ray transmission
  • is not affected by moisture, colour and surface contamination
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