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Separation and Sorting Technology

Separation and sorting technology is integral to processing and measuring recyclable materials. Advanced systems, like magnetic separators and air classifiers, efficiently segregate materials based on properties. Optical sorting technologies further enhance precision by identifying and separating recyclables. These innovations contribute to streamlined processes, ensuring the optimal utilization of recyclable materials.


LIBS sorting systems
Robotic waste sorting systems
Sorting cabins
Overband separators
Bucket screeners

Recommended manufacturers

Bollegraaf Group

Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions
Bollegraaf Group is a world-leading expert and innovator in the waste sorting and recycling sector. Furthermore, our reputation is based on the unique quality of equipment in terms of separation performance, robustness, and ease of maintenance. A premium quality complemented by our engineering expertise allows delivering the best solutions to the specific challenges of each of our customers.

Fornnax Technology Pvt. Ltd

Fornnax Technology Pvt. Ltd
FORNNAX is a leading global manufacturer of shredding and recycling equipment offering Primary shredders, Secondary shredders, and Granulators for tire, municipal solid waste, cable, aluminum, e-waste, ferrous metal, and many other industrial applications. FORNNAX is specifically known for its heavy-duty and high-capacity machines. Fornnax has more than 100 project installations worldwide.

Jiangsu Keson Environment Technology Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Keson Environment Technology Co., Ltd. RecyclingInside
Jiangsu Keson Environment Technology Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise specializing in environmental protection, industrial, energy, low-carbon intelligent equipment system R&D, intelligent equipment manufacturing, comprehensive solutions of solid waste low-carbon & resource recovery, and investment, construction and operation.

Komptech GmbH

Komptech GmbH - RecyclingInside
Komptech is a leading international technology supplier of machinery and systems for the mechanical and mechanical-biological treatment of solid waste and for the treatment of biomass as a renewable energy source. The product range includes over 30 different types of machines, that cover all key process steps in modern waste handling - shredding, separation, and biological treatment.


PICVISA is an innovative technology-based company that offers solutions based on robotics, artificial intelligence and machine vision to the national and international markets. We design, develop and produce selection and classification equipment for valuable materials.


REDWAVE is your reliable partner for innovative and economical solutions in the recycling, waste and mining industry. Developing the most advanced sorting technologies and systems for the efficient recovery of recyclable materials is our passion, with which we not only help our customers to become pioneers in the recycling industry, but also make a positive, sustainable contribution to our mother earth.

Sense2Sort - Toratecnica

Sense2Sort Toratecnica is specialized in sensor-based sorting equipment for metal sorting applications in recycling. The company leads in automated spectroscopy sorting technologies, such as XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) and LIBS (Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy), and offers all common sensor-based sorting technologies and consults on plant design.

Tana Oy

Tana Oy
Turn your waste into value – efficiently and sustainably, with results you can be proud of. TANA machines and services offer superior versatility and the best user experience – value beyond profit. Our focus is on developing sustainable solutions and services that help you change the world of waste management. We have over 50 years of experience and know-how in solid waste management

The Bunting Group

Bunting Magnetics Europe Limited - RecyclingInside
The globally based Bunting Group is a world leader in the design and manufacture of magnetic separators, metal detectors, and specialist magnet and magnetic technology.  The Bunting Group has manufacturing operations in the USA and UK as well as sales offices across North America and Europe.

TOMRA Recycling

TOMRA Recycling
TOMRA Recycling designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting technologies for mixed waste management industries including metal, plastics, MSW, wood, etc. With over 7,400 systems installed in more than 100 countries, TOMRA machines extract high purity fractions from waste streams and maximize yield and profits.

Other manufacturers

2B0 (To Be Zero)
A And A Magnetics, Inc.
Aggregates Equipment, Inc
Allied-Gator, Inc.
ALLU Group
American Pulverizer Company
AMIS Maschinen-Vertriebs GmbH
Amos Mfg., Inc.
AMP Robotics
Anaconda Equipment International
Argus Industrial Co.
Atritor Ltd
Austin AI, Inc.
Backers Maschinenbau GmbH
Baioni Crushing Plants SpA
Bakker Magnetics
Barford Equipment
BCA Industries
Bezner Anlagen- und Maschinenbau GmBH
Bianna Recycling
Binder+Co AG
Blue Machinery
BMH Technology Oy
BOA Recycling Solutions BV
Brentwood Recycling Systems
Bridgeman Ecosystems
Bruce Engineering Ltd
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)
Calamit Srl
Camoter International
CDE Global Ltd.
Cogelme S.r.l.
CP Group
CRS NI - Complete Recycling Systems
CYRUS GmbH Schwingtechnik
Danieli Centro Recycling
db technologies BV
Dings Magnetic Group
Dings Magnetics
Doppstadt Umwelttechnik GmbH
Dr. Jakobs GmbH
Eagle Crusher Inc.
Eclipse Magnetics
EcoHog Ltd
Ecomation Oy
Ecostar Srl
Edge Innovate
eFACTOR3 Recycling Industry
Eggersmann Group
Eldan Recycling A/S
EMS Turnkey Waste Recycling Solutions
Endura-Veyor, Inc.
Entsorgungstechnik Bavaria GmbH
Environmental Group Vauché
ERGA Global
Europress Umwelttechnik GmbH
EVK DI Kerschhaggl GmbH
Fercell Engineering Limited
Galloo Recycling
General Kinematics
Goudsmit Magnetics Group
Green Machine™ LLC
Grumbach und Petermann GmbH
Guidetti Recycling Srl
H-Sensortechnik GmbH
Haas Holzzerkleinerungs- und Fördertechnik GmbH
HABA Group Oy
HAMMEL Recyclingtechnik GmbH
Hammermills International, LLC
Hamos GmbH
Heger GmbH + Co. KG
Hofmann Group S.r.l.
HUANCHUANG (Xiamen) Technology Co.,Ltd
Hustler Conveyor Company
IFE Aufbereitungstechnik GmbH
Impact Air Systems
IMRO Maschinenbau GmbH
IMT InnovativeMaschinenTechnik GmbH
interVIB GmbH
IQR Systems
ITS - Shredding and Grinding Solutions
J&C Bachmann GmbH
J. Willibald GmbH
Javelin Manufacturing
Kleemann GmbH
Krysteline Technologies
Lewis M. Carter Manufacturing, Inc.
Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH
Mac Machinery
Machinex Industries Inc.
Magnapower Equipment Ltd
Matthiessen Lagertechnik GmbH
Maximus Crushing & Screening Ltd
MB Crusher
McCloskey International
McLanahan Corporation
MetalTech Systems, Inc.
Metso Outotec
Mill Power Inc.
Moley Magnetics, Inc.
MTB Group
MVT GmbH Misch- und Verfahrenstechnik Stefan Buckel
NEUE HERBOLD Maschinen-u. Anlagenbau GmbH
Neuenhauser Maschinenbau GmbH
Nihot Recycling Technology B.V.
PAL s.r.l.
Panizzolo Recycling Systems S.r.l.
Parker Plant Ltd
Parnaby Cyclones
Pellenc ST
Peterson corp.
Poeth BV
Prostar Recycling Machinery
Puritan Magnetics, Inc.
Qualiform Custom Rubber Molding
Recycling Equipment Inc
Recycling Equipment Manufacturing, Inc.
Redox Waste Recycling
REMA Anlagenbau GmbH
Remcon Equipment, Inc.
ROLLIER Industrial Vibrating Machinery
Rotar International B.V.
Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering
Sadako Technologies
Scientific and manufacturing firm "Prodecologia"
Screen Machine Industries
Screen USA Inc
Sesotec GmbH
Sherbrooke OEM
SKAKO Vibration A/S
SMO bvba
SORTECH S.r.l.s.
SOTA Robotics (HK) Limited
Spaleck GmbH & Co. KG
Sparta Manufacturing
STADLER® Anlagenbau GmbH
Steele Solutions, Inc.
Steelweld Enviro Products Ltd
Sutco RecyclingTechnik GmbH
SWT Waste Technology
Telsmith Inc.
Terra Select GmbH Co.KG
TerraSource Global
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG
Trennso Technik Trenn- und Sortiertechnik GmbH
Trevi Benne
U.S. Shredder and Castings Group
UNISENSOR Sensorsysteme GmbH
VAN DYK Recycling Solutions
Vecoplan AG
Vermeer Corporation
VTN Europe S.p.A.
Waste Robotics
West Salem Machinery Co
West Salem Machinery Co
Westeria GmbH
WiPa Werkzeug und Maschinenbau GmbH
Wirtech AG
Xava Recycling e.U.
Zemmler Siebanlagen GmbH
ZENO - Zerkleinerungsmaschinenbau Norken GmbH

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Experts for Separation and Sorting Technology

Xu Xifeng, the founder of Keson and vice president of Jiangsu Low Carbon Environment Design Institute of China. He has been engaged in solid waste recycling industry for more than 10 years, and has unique insights on solid waste overall solutions and resource recovery and sorting systems. He has visited well-known solid waste treatment companies in the Middle East, Europe, America and other regions, introducing standardized, refined and systematic management concepts of global top enterprises to his enterprises, and transforming advanced technologies and processes into productive forces. Within five years of solid waste sorting technology and waste resources in the field of rapid layout, his products are sold in 17 countries and more than 40 regions.
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Charles Daridon is the Director Global Sales of the Bollegraaf Group. Charles was born in Bretagne but has been living in the Netherlands for several years now (since 2018). After a BSC in Chemistry, Charles attended a business school INSEEC in Paris. For more than 25 years, Charles has worked in the waste industry (soil remediation engineering, landfills, wastewater treatment, biogas plant) and, in the last 15 years, he became an expert in waste sorting solutions. His environmental commitment is not only professional but also personal.
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Born in Valencia, Spain but living in Barcelona since 1991, Seguí studied informatic engineering. After finishing his bachelor’s degree, Seguí started a new technological project alongside his father and brother. This family-project evolved during the years and is now our company: PICVISA. The company started as a project for quality control through artificial vision in industrial processes. In fact, PICVISA’s first client was a ceramic company who wanted to check which tiles weren’t good enough to sell. It was between 2004 and 2006 when the company entered its current sector: optical sorting for the recycling and waste management companies. In the company, Seguí has held different positions. He first started developing the software needed to start the PICVISA project but soon began to lead some of the most strategic clients and partners of the company. With the company entering the recycling sector, Seguí took the role of Technical Director. During these years, PICVISA grew exponentially in the national market being the only Spanish manufacturer of optical sorters and also starts selling internationally, mostly in the EU and in North and South America. In 2017, with the company modernization and restructuration, Seguí became PICVISA’s CEO, a title he still holds today.
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Tom Higginbottom specialises in providing recycling companies with support and advice on metal separation and recovery. Tom’s onsite experience means that he understands the challenges faced within a recycling operation and is able to provide practical solutions. When managing a recycling project, Tom is involved at every stage from the initial site meeting and review, through material testing at Bunting’s Customer Experience Centre, equipment recommendation, and installation and commissioning. Recent projects include an ElectroStatic Separator for an electronics waste recycler, Overband Magnets and an Eddy Current Separator for a pre-sorted household refuse recycling operation, and a Stainless-Steel Magnetic Separator for a metal recycler.
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After studying Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Tom started working as Sales Engineer at Innov-X Systems. He initially focused on selling handheld XRF equipment in the Benelux, while gradually extending the geographical territory over the years. From 2007 he was heavily involved in the pioneering of automated XRF sensor technology, bringing this new technology to the metal scrap market worldwide. Tom joined TOMRA Sorting (then Titech GmbH) in 2011 as Sales Manager responsible for the Metal Recycling market in the Netherlands and Belgium. Since then, in his role as Segment Champion for the ELV shredder segment, he has also supported the metal recycling market in the Middle East region, Italy, Greece and projects in several other countries.
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Being a technical engineer, Eric has spent more than 2 decades on the development of sensor based sorting technologies to advance recycling processes. Since 2006 he pursued automated spectroscopy technologies like XRF (at that time also together with Tom Jansen) and LIBS. Today, sorting has become possible to an unmet extend and with the second generation of Sense2Sort LIBS sorters, it has become possible to identify the elemental composition of each metal piece at high throughputs and up to 6 fractions with one machine. Sense2Sort-Toratecnica focuses on sustainable, reliable and responsible solutions for a max of eco-economical sorting sense. This also involves the design of advanced sorting plants and consultation work.
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Maximilian Gutmayr, international sales manager at Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH since 2017, is an expert for shredding systems, hammer mills as well as complete recycling solutions. After studying Economics at University of Augsburg and different stations abroad, e.g. Japan, Switzerland, etc. he joined the company Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH and is now responsible for worldwide projects and the constant business development. The company Erdwich Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH has experience in the recycling branch since more than 40 years and delivers shredding solutions and turn-key recycling plants to customers all over the world, e.g. electronic scrap treatment plants, refrigerator recycling plants, solutions for metal swarf treatment, cardboard processing, and many more applications. The worldwide demand for recycling solutions in the environmental branch and of course the changing material mixtures increased over the last years drastically especially in Asian countries where Mr. Gutmayr is an expert in. You can contact Mr. Gutmayr by phone +49(0) 8191965240 or via email: for further questions.
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Patrick Potzinger is Head of Sales at REDWAVE’s head office in Austria. Patrick has a technical education and started at REDWAVE in project management in 2005. In 2010, Patrick became sales engineer in glass recycling and has been serving clients worldwide with a focus on English-speaking countries ever since. Patrick was promoted to Head of Sales in 2017 and has continued his unwavering commitment to finding the best feasible solutions, always delivering frank and straight-forward communications with both his team and his clients.
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Ankit Kalola, the General Manager of Fornnax Technology Pvt. Ltd, who has been an integral part of our team since May 2013, is an expert of shredding equipment and complete recycling solutions. Ankit’s academic excellence shines through his first-class B.Tech degree from Rajasthan Technical University. He possesses a wide range of skills including exceptional communication, Technical Knowledge in Shredding Field, Sales Strategies, Sales planning, Analytical process, CRM, Goal identification, Performance Management and Teamwork. His valuable assistance has propelled our business to new heights of achievement, particularly through the successful introduction of Fornnax’s recycling and shredding solutions in domestic and foreign markets. You can contact Mr. Ankit by phone +91-9033077711 or via email: for further questions.
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