Since then, the operational elements of these sensor-based systems have been continuously upgraded by hard- and software. Over the years this has resulted in various modifications and improvements such as new lamps, the replacement of valve blocks, and program optimisation to ensure all systems are always run at their most efficient levels.
Contributing to a sustainable circular economy
For Aurubis, state-of-the-art copper recycling is an essential part of a sustainable circular economy, and sensor-based sorting technology is a key element which has helped to bring their aim of closing the loop one step closer.
Plastic content in the recycled product has been reduced by 60-70%, whilst the metal content has increased more than 100%.
TOMRA´s advanced sorting equipment supports Aurubis in being the world’s largest copper recycler.
Closing the loop
Summing up the impact of their collaboration with TOMRA Sorting, Detlev Laser, Director Material Preparation / Sampling / Laboratory / Internal Logistic Lünen at Aurubis, comments: “TOMRA´s sensor-based sorting technology has added significant value to Aurubis´ recycling process over the past year. We are continuously searching for new ways of identifying and optimizing our volume flows. During our long-term partnership, TOMRA has regularly and consistently approached us over the years with new innovative solutions tailored specifically to Aurubis. We are working together towards closing the loop.”