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.
Features of the S2S 6-Sense
The S2S 6-Sense is built in several modules, mounted on a rail system, so it can be opened easily by pushing the service button. By actuating the button, each module will automatically move sideways so that maintenance, cleaning or even changing parts can be easily achieved with minimal downtime. The machine’s three main modules start with the singulation and transport module – a conveying system built to present the infeed material according to machine requirements for best possible detection and separation.
This is followed by the sensor module where various sensors can be installed for the required application; a special 360° illumination and optical sensor feature allows detection of every single material part in a 3D scan, guaranteeing minimal failures and maximum detection reliability. At the end of the machine, the ejection module separates the material stream into five ejection outlets and a single accept stream using compressed air. Material output and separation are fully configurable and customised.
The robust, standard stainless steel design of the S2S 6-Sense guarantees a long lifespan while its IP65 protection allows wet cleaning. Its large touchscreen and sophisticated sorting software facilitate set-up of the machine and customised pre-installed sorting programs can be chosen to operate on different user levels. The machine’s design allows customers to start on a small scale and easily expand their installation as required in the future. The production line can be extended and the sensor technology can be adapted as needed.Click here for more information about the 6-way-sorting-systemClick here for related articles and news about Sorting SystemsSearch for Sorting System manufacturers in our Equipment Guide
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Sorting technologies have developed considerably in the last 15 years. Today, they are accepted as standard equipment for the processing of primary and secondary bulk materials. In many cases, this has also led to the development of highly technological and complicated machinery. And in many cases, new sorting devices are added to the traditional ...