Further reducing landfill waste

Tomra Sorting Recycling has announced the launch of a sensor-based sorting machine based on laser technology. Autosort Laser enables the separation of glass, ceramics, stones, metals and plastics from household and commercial waste.
Landfill waste

Its capabilities allow material recovery facilities (MRFs) to further fractionalize waste and reduce overall weight for landfill, thereby significantly 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 Autosort series, which offers a 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).

One of the first companies to use the Autosort Laser is Remondis. Harry Amann, Site Manager commented on the installation: ”We are very proud of having the first Autosort Laser installed in our plant in Erftstadt. High cost savings and great output quality simplified our plant process. Needless to say, we expect a quick ROI on this project.”

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 the flying beam and fourline technology for high speed and precision. With Tomra’s common user interface, operators can select from a variety of sorting programs on its touchscreen display, while its continuous calibration feature allows monitoring and optimization in real-time. Moreover, Autosort Laser can be easily integrated due to its compact design and footprint.


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