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Kit: Redwave

What is your product/technology?

Redwave’s 3-way sensor-based sorting machine for fines from 2mm – a new approach to fine glass processing.

How does it work?

The Redwave CX is for material 6 - 50mm and the Redwave CXF for fine material 2 - 12mm. Redwave CX and CXF machines are equipped with a completely reworked 3-way system.

By rearranging the valve units, the same high performance at the first and second eject is guaranteed, even for fine material, and air consumption is reduced at higher ejection rates of up to 60%. This unique machine concept in combination with quick-action eject valves and optimised nozzles allows for the design of more compact sorting plants with fewer sorting steps, without any loss of quality or yield of the final products.

The Redwave colour identification system can also be extended beyond the RGB range to neighbouring wavelengths. From the additional information gathered, a variety of special glass types can be recognised which have no distinguishing features in the RGB range. With one eject from the front and one from the rear, the distance and hence the time between material scanning and ejection is absolutely equal for both ejects. This unique 3-way design guarantees the same high performance for the first and second eject. The Redwave CX has a modular design with different working widths from 500 – 1,500mm.

Where would it ideally be used?

The 2-way or 3-way sorting machines are used for waste glass processing, for high performance ceramics separation and colour sorting.

The Redwave CX and CXF sorters can be used for processing container and float glass from 2 - 50mm for the following sorting tasks: separation of ceramics, stones, porcelain and metals; colour sorting (flint, green, amber and other colours); separation of laminated glass, acrylic glass and plastics; separation of a wide variety of special glass.

How is it different?

Currently there is no sorting machine available on the market which can sort fines from 2mm in a 3-way system which is absolutely equal for both ejects.

What benefits does it offer? 

High capacity, high quality and high yield sorting; modular 2-way or 3-way design; reliable and user friendly operation; low compressed air consumption; low maintenance requirements.

Where has it been used?

Within the first two months of the machine launch, 15 machines have been sold worldwide in countries including Italy, Germany, USA, Czech Republic and Ukraine.

Any savings?

With the 3-way system a complete sorting machine can be saved as only one machine is necessary instead of two machines.

What about maintenance?

There are low maintenance requirements.

Any future applications?

At present this machine is used mainly for glass. The machine is currently optimized to be used in different fields like the plastics industry (eg: flake sorting)

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