United Kingdom – Sensor-based sorting specialist TOMRA will demonstrate latest additions to its range of technologies available for the UK market at the upcoming RWM trade show. Coinciding with its tenth anniversary in the UK, TOMRA will launch its new Autosort Laser for glass, claimed to help recover more than 95% of glass from municipal waste.
Another new introduction to the UK market is TOMRA’s LIBS-based sensor sorting technology which, for the first time, can sort and separate different aluminium wrought alloys to ‘high levels’ of efficiency. Sorting accuracies range above 99% purity with throughputs of between 3 and 7 tons per hour, depending on the input characteristics and the bulk density of the material to be sorted.
In addition to its LIBS technology, TOMRA will showcase the newly updated X-TRACT at RWM. By combining X-ray transmission and DUOLINE® technology, the X-TRACT separates a variety of metals ‘with high precision, so that purities of 98-99% can be achieved, even from a most varied mix and with small grain sizes’, says TOMRA.
Over the past 10 years, TOMRA has installed more than 300 sorting units in over 80% of all material recovery facilities in the UK, claims the firm’s global sales director for metals Brian Gist.
The RWM exhibition will be held on September 12-14 in the UK’s second largest city Birmingham.