Machinex Group will launch an optical sorting machine range, the Mach Hyspec, at Waste Expo, to be held in Las Vegas in June.
The range uses technology made more efficient by a high-speed, short wave infra-red hyperspectral detection system.
Various models available can detect different material types, such as a variety of plastics, and fibre products, including cartons, as well as recognising wood and wood by grade.
The sorter has the option of colour recognition and a metal detector. It can be used in different types of MRFs, such as single-stream, construction and demolition, municipal solid waste and other applications.
According to Machinex, the machine exceeds some industry standards by using a high-speed detection system that takes less than 1ms to analyse the belt, allowing high-volume processing in a short amount of time. The higher depth field detection of 430mm on the belt has an unsurpassed efficiency on ejection of rolling objects.
There are no moving parts, and the risk of fire is reduced by technology that creates low-heat diffused light that shines on the material passing through the system.
Pierre Paré, Machinex Group chief executive, says: “With the collaboration of the National Institute of Optics, we have been developing our own range of optical sorting machines. The goal is to become more selfsufficient in our supply and have a machine that better meets our standards.”