The Zero Waste Metal line featuring TOMRA technologies
MTB relies on two of TOMRA's sorting machines in its new line: firstly, TOMRA's FINDER and secondly an X-TRACT for separating metals or plastics according to atomic density.
"The FINDER with its electromagnetic sensor is THE technology for applications in the metal sector. The machine is very robust and easy to maintain," explains Damian Barnes, TOMRA's Metal Division Manager in France. "It owes its reputation to its ability to recover very pure metal fractions, regardless of the complex composition of the original stream or its grain size.“
This machine is equipped with three types of sensors used for versatile processing of metallic as well as for non-metallic streams: an electromagnetic sensor, a LOD (Laser Object Detection) laser to detect specific metallic objects, and a NIR (Near Infrared) sensor to detect objects (e.g. electronic cards, PE/PVC coated cables). Next on the agenda is the X-TRACT machine, which uses X-ray transmission technology to sort objects by atomic density without being affected by surface contaminants. In this case, Zorba streams are processed to identify high-value aluminum fractions.