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Since 1996, various forms of MSort have been proven on the world market in numerous applications. MSort covers visible sorting as well as the ability to detect materials using infrared spectrum and X-rays technology.
The new “MSort NIR" sorting machine uses near-infrared technology to reliably separate bulk materials with the same visual appearance in fractions of a second. This allows tasks to be accomplished that were beyond the limits of optical sorting, such as in glass recycling, where the material flow often contains plastic. This causes a challenge, because the colors of the materials can hardly be differentiated. Other materials such as feldspar, quartz, white marble and talc can also be reliably separated with the new technology.
The MSort NIR uses near-infrared spectroscopy to physically analyze the material. In this method, electromagnetic radiation in the near-infrared range (NIR) of 860-1700 nm causes molecules to vibrate. With the NIR technology, a material can be uniquely identified through its specific infrared spectra.
The MSort NIR currently offers the highest available throughput per working width and reliably works with both dry and wet bulk material. The operating costs are remarkably low thanks to the limited consumption of compressed air. The compact and robust design allows the machine to be easily integrated into production on the one hand, and ensures limited maintenance costs and high availability on the other.