STEINERT installs in-line system to extract meatballs

Sorting equipment provider STEINERT announces the installation of their first XSS® F (Fig.) – an in-line system designed to extract copper (such as the so-called ‘meatballs’) from shredded ferrous scrap. Installed in-line at a German recycling yard, it is capable of processing high volumes of up steel scrap directly out of the shredder. The XSS® F utilizes high speed X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology provided by Olympus Innov-X, allowing the separation of scrap based on the chemical composition. The new sorting system features Olympus Innov-X’s unique and proven X-Stream technology – a high speed X-ray fluorescence (XRF) sensor unit capable of elemental analysis in millisecond time scales, engineered into an industrial grade system that has been the hallmark of other STEINERT sorting systems. Capable of a throughput of more than 100 t/h, the XSS® F features a 2 m belt width and an average end product containing less than 0.20 % Cu. The standard system model is composed of a conveyor-mounted spectrometer module, typically containing multiple tubes and detectors to provide the ability to detect and analyze every single piece of scrap material. In only a few milliseconds customer-defined sorting parameters will determine whether or not to divert that piece out of the main stream. Diverted material is ejected using STEINERT’s high-powered compressed air valves.

 

STEINERT Elektromagnetbau GmbH, Köln (D), www.steinert.de ;

www.innovx.com

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