TOMRA Sorting Recycling showcases its new X-TRACT sorting system at IFAT for the waste and recycling industry at IFAT 2016.
The system uses an electric X-ray source which creates a broad-band radiation which penetrates the segregation material and, when attenuated, hits an X-ray camera with DUOLINE® sensor using two independent sensor lines with different spectral sensitivity.
The data supplied by this camera is classified using TOMRA Sorting Recycling´s high speed x-ray processing. This way, the atomic density of the materials can be identified, a process largely accomplished without regard of the material thickness.
Speaking with WMW TOMRA’s Tom End discusses the systems’ capabilities and applications, as well as talking about Tomra Care, which enables its customers to tap into TOMRA’s expertise with sorting technology with premium levels of support.
The interview also touches on the subject of commodity prices and the need for increased purity rates to maximise the value of the product coming out of MRFs.
Following an innovative first 20 years, Tom predicts further technological developments will continue to revolutionise the way wastes are processed and an increased focus on municipal waste.
Waste Management World’s interview with Tom can be viewed below.