Since its introduction in 1996, TOMRA Sorting´s multifunctional AUTOSORT has continued to set and define the industry’s standards of excellence. Its state-of-the-art technology coupled with self-diagnostic features enables materials to be individually filtered and separated via various user-defined parameters, ensuring effective sorting and maximum yields over an exceptionally broad range of applications.
This system can sort polymers such as polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), expandable polystyrene (EPS) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). In addition, plastics such as PET and polyethylene can be color-sorted, and the AUTOSORT can also separate paper from mixed streams, thereby producing clean fractions for deinking. Other applications include the production of refuse-derived fuel (RDF), with stone/timber distinction as an additional option.
AUTOSORT’s patented FLYING BEAM® lighting technology makes it the first NIR scanning facility which requires no external light source. Focusing solely on the scanned area of the conveyor belt, this technology slashes energy consumption by up to 70% whilst also delivering lower maintenance demands and real-time calibration of every scan. Furthermore, an extended operational temperature range of 5 to 50 C increases sorting stability.
The award-winning TOMRA ACT user interface is one of the AUTOSORT’s latest innovative features. This purpose-built interface has been designed to offer customers a new and completely intuitive way to interact with their recycling sorters and thus simplify the operating process. TOMRA ACT achieves this with easy-to-understand graphics and touch screen tools, giving waste management processors greater control and better feedback to improve their recovery and product quality. An intuitive main screen allows operators to see critical sorting information and real-time process data at a glance. This permits improved monitoring and rapid adjustments, and means the operator is always in control and ideally placed to simply and easily optimize the sort at a moment’s notice.