TOMRA Sorting launches aluminium laser separation technology

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Coupled with its X-TRACT system, TOMRA Sorting will launch its LIBS technology, at ALUMINIUM 2016, in Düsseldorf, Germany, between 29 November and 1 December, 2016.

According to TOMRA, earlier recycling methods could only achieve limited sorting outcomes. Down-cycling, the most viable option, suffered the significant disadvantage that the majority of high-grade scrap was invariably downgraded during the process.

Modern sensor-based sorting technologies offer much-enhanced sorting functionality, sorting scrap into different grades including 5xxx and 6xxx series alloys and removing unwanted product. TOMRA says the robustness of its LIBS technology extends the options for the usage of scrap- and secondary aluminum, as it employs a dynamic laser and the full width of the belt, resulting in industry- relevant high throughput while ensuring optimal purity levels

In addition, new alloy-sorting techniques is reported to now make it possible to use the separated secondary material – unlocking even more intrinsic value from what was once a 'lost' resource – while substantial energy savings reduce processing costs and increase profit margins.

TOMRA Sorting will be found at Stand 54 at ALUMINIUM 2016

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