Waste & Metal Recycling
Swiss Plastics Expo
The high-throughput sorting system features a next-generation DUOLINE XRT sensor with two independent line scans positioned close to the input material for high precision detection and faster processing. Due to its close proximity to the material, the sensor also effectively detects copper wires and ultra-thin objects to reduce material loss and maximize profits. Its new x-ray source offers variable power with up to 1000w supply for high-throughput processing of multiple applications and grain sizes, from large fractions to fines (>5mm).
Terence Keyworth, Segment Manager Metals at TOMRA Recycling emphasized: “New X-TRACT™ gives recyclers and smelters opportunities to increase their revenues with high-purity aluminum fractions while lowering their carbon footprint and having enough material on hand to meet the market demand. The automotive and construction sectors rely on recycled aluminum to lower their carbon footprint – it’s a matter of being fast enough to supply the surging demand."
Tom Jansen, Segment Manager Metals at TOMRA, explained: “Our partners in the aluminum industry rely on the lowest downtimes and long-term performance. X-TRACT™’s new design makes it faster and safer for plant operators to replace parts due to normal wear and tear with as little downtime as possible.” The machine’s new catcher hood allows for easier access for maintenance, whether performed by a service team or on-site staff that has been trained by TOMRA.
New X-TRACT™ is also enabled for cloud-based monitoring, data-driven optimization tools, and remote access with the add-on TOMRA Insight service. With the ability to connect to the machine through online monitoring and digital services, TOMRA’s service team can identify potential issues before they arise and provide remote support to ensure low downtimes
For more details about X-TRACT™ and highlights from the machine trials, please visit www.tomra.com/xtract