TOMRA Sorting Recycling launches AUTOSORT LASER, a sensor-based sorting machine based on laser technology. It enables the separation of glass, ceramics, stones, metals and plastics from household and commercial waste. Its capabilities allow material recovery facilities (MRFs) to further fractionalize waste, reduce overall weight for landfill and reducing landfill costs. Moreover, AUTOSORT LASER helps create additional revenue streams through the recovery of salable products.
The laser sorting technology is based on TOMRA’s bestselling near-infrared (NIR) and ultraflexible AUTOSORT series, which has been an industry favorite with more than 4,000 installed units. AUTOSORT LASER offers a powerful sensor combination capable of detecting more material properties at the same point simultaneously, and therefore sorts material fractions more efficiently. Unlike competing technology, AUTOSORT LASER excels at separating thin, thick or opaque glass from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).
AUTOSORT LASER has an independent background system ensuring sorting stability and makes it possible to separate thin, thick or opaque glass from transparent polymers, which are ever-increasingly used today in items such as injections, lighters, baby or cosmetic bottles. As a series standard, the AUTOSORT series it features a patented FLYING BEAM and FOURLINE technology for high speed and precision. With TOMRA’s common user interface, operators can easily select from a variety of sorting programs on its touchscreen display, while its continuous calibration feature allows monitoring and optimization in real-time. Due to its compact design and footprint AUTOSORT LASER can be easily integrated while its unique mechanical design ensures highest safety standards and eases maintenance.
Peter Mentenich, Senior Product Manager at TOMRA Sorting Recycling commented: “I’m very proud of our new AUTOSORT LASER. It ensures greater profitability for our customers and helps to significantly reduce the amount of material ending up in landfills. A good example again that sustainability and business are not mutually exclusive – both can be achieved with innovative waste management and recycling technology.”
More information about the new AUTOSORT LASER can be found at
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