The sensor technologies that can be applied are: LIBS, XRF, induction, CCD, NIR and combinations thereof. The company’s technology experts will determine which sensor technologies are required for the specific sorting task.
Sense2Sort (S2S) has focused on cost-efficiency to make technologies affordable,
simple to operate and service, and of the most enduring quality. Following the introduction of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technologies with the traditional slide sorter for standard applications, a new machine design now allows a higher throughput and six sorted streams in one run. Any sensor technology can be implemented and combined to achieve the required sorting results. Sense2Sort has named the new development the S2S 6-Sense. Sensor-based sorting technologies have come a long way in recent years with the introduction of automated spectroscopy technologies.
XRF and LIBS have unleashed the capability to identify the molecular composition of all metal alloys such that even light metal sorting is no longer an issue. But what about cost-efficiency? The development and implementation of automated spectroscopy technologies is expensive and throughput capacities often require a larger plant set-up. Automated spectroscopy technologies such as XRF and LIBS are truly an investment for the future as they offer sorting process improvements to an extent previously unknown; outcomes can be determined and set by the operator himself while material mixes can be sorted more efficiently and sold at higher profits. At the same time, processing and material handling are downsized and cost savings are considerable.