Launched in a new format in spring this year, the X-Tract, Tomra´s X-Ray transmission system, has been awarded a ‘Special Mention’, by the German Design Awards 2017 in the category ‘industry’. According to the jury, the X-Tract reflects the high performance and efficiency of the sorting system in its techno-functional design and its striking colouring. The ‘Special Mention’ is awarded to products whose design features particularly successful sub-aspects or solutions; an award that honours the commitment of companies and designers. The goal of the German Design Awards is to discover, present and honour unique design trends. The awards ceremony of the German Design Award 2017 will take place within the context of Ambiente 2017 in Frankfurt am Main.
“We are very proud that the X-Tract design was recognised with the German Design Award. Passion for innovation, focus on finding solutions which serve customer needs and functional design are our daily impulse to make our sorting systems better and better,” said Valerio Sama, Product Manager at Tomra Sorting Recycling.
The German Design Award sets the highest standards when it comes to selecting the prize-winners: in the nomination process, panels of experts from the German Design Council invite only those products and communication design services to participate in the competition that demonstrably set themselves apart from their competitors thanks to their design quality, said the company. The jury for 2017 awards is made up of design experts from various disciplines. They come from the world of business, education and science as well as the design industry and are recognised leading authorities in their respective fields.
In its newly launched format, the innovative X-Tract was introduced to the market at IFAT 2016. Equipped with a new sensor, the system is an extremely powerful and efficient sorting tool, resulting in industry leading performance and stability, said Tomra.
For operators, the enhanced sorting system can secure higher metal recovery purity, more yield, consistent product quality and ensure the recovery of saleable by-products. Tomra Sorting Recycling’s designers have further reduced the machine’s operating costs, and deliver upgraded fractions. New user-friendly features include an intuitive and flexible touch-screen interface for process control and adjustment. All of this leads to greater yield and increased profits.