REDWAVE Glass Sorting

As your reliable partner in glass processing, we can offer the most innovative sorting methods, allowing us to guarantee an unprecedented purity of sorted materials.

Sensor system:

  • Infrared (IR) – for the sorting of ceramics, minerals, porcelain and metals
  • Line Scan Camera Technology (C) – for colour improvement or the separation of mixed glass into various colours
  • X-Ray Fluorescence Technique (XRF) – for the separation of heat resistant and leaded glass

Separation of:

  • ceramics, stones, porcelain
  • metals
  • glass ceramic (heat resistant glass)
  • leaded glass
  • organic impurities
  • plastics
  • cork
  • paper

Sorting and recovery of:

  • flint glass
  • amber glass
  • green glass

REDWAVE IR

Glass Sorter for CSP separation

The REDWAVE IR is an optical sorting machine for glass recycling. In the first step, the machine seperates CSP (ceramics, stones, porcelain), ferrous and non-ferrous metals from the recyclable material stream. A vibration feeder provides a constant flow of infeed material evenly spread over the entire sorting width of the REDWAVE machine.

Sensor system:

Infrared-Transmission-Technology

Machine data:

  • Sorting width: 900mm
  • Cullet size: from 8 – 50mm
  • 36 Valves with 144 Air Jets
  • Capacity: 6 – 8 t/hr (depending on cullet size)

REDWAVE C

Glass C for colour recognition

The REDWAVE C is an optical sorting machine used either for colour improvement of pre-sorted flint, green or amber glass or for full colour sorting of mixed cullet. A vibration feeder provides a constant flow of infeed material evenly spread over the entire sorting width of the REDWAVE machine.

Sensor system:

High-resolution RGB camera

Machine data:

  • Sorting width: 1000 – 1300mm
  • Cullet size: 3 – 60mm
  • Design: 2-way or 3-way machine
  • Capacity: up to 12 t/hr (depending on cullet size)

REDWAVE XRF-G

Glass Sorter for material and element separation

The REDWAVE XRF-G sorting machine is mainly used for the separation of leaded and ceramic (heat resistant) glass. The glass is analysed and valued on the basis of its chemical compounds by X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy. During the process, the system searches for certain elements like Titanium, Zinc, Zirconium or Lead. Identifying these elements enables a precise categorization of the infeed material. Undesired parts can be reliably detected and separated from the main stream. This sorting machine was developed in collaboration with the American company Olympus ANI-Systems, who specialize in X-Ray Fluorecence Technology.

Sensor system:

EDXRF Spectrometers

Machine data:

  • Sorting width: 760 – 1370mm
  • Capacity: up to 28 t/hr (depending on the tasks and cullet size)

Advantages:

  • Separation of ceramic glass and leaded glass in a single machine in a single sorting process
  • Even if the glass is heavily contaminated, reliable separation is guaranteed