Excellent recovery and quality ratios
“Our experience with the AUTOSORT units over these years has been satisfactory. They are sturdy machines, easy to handle, calibrate, adjust and maintain, and they have excellent recovery and quality ratios”, he affirmed. “The units are easy for the operator to manage, which means it is simple to change the configuration of units, enabling us to carry out multiple trials in situ to increase or decrease production, quality … and even make changes in material to be sorted to optimize the installation or future installations”, Montes said.
Maintenance of the AUTOSORT units is certainly simple, routine, and does not require a highly specialized operator, which constitutes an added value for these units: “Daily cleaning of the scanner, lights and valves, checking the belt speed and calibrating the light periodically are the internal maintenance tasks. TOMRA makes three scheduled visits annually to complement our maintenance and update the databases with new software and improvements which they have been developing in their R&D Department,” Montes indicated.
Optical separators guarantee quality and production
In terms of the importance of this technology for the waste recovery and recycling sector, Ventura Montes said that “with the increase in recycling and a growing waste management and waste-to-energy sector, there was a need to enlarge and optimize waste treatment plants. Efficiently automating waste-sorting processes was and remains one of the company's objectives, and the optical separators guarantee quality and production”.