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TOMRA Introduces New Laser Object Detection System

The new technology can improve purity levels by up to 4 percent.

TOMRA Sorting Solutions, the Norway-based company, introduced a new Laser Object Detection (LOD) system capable of achieving new final product purity levels when used in combination with the company’s AUTOSORT and FINDER systems. The technology sorts based on the feed material’s spectral and spatial characteristics.

“NIR technology cannot detect items such as black plastic and rubber, glass, and other waste items,” explains Carlos Manchado Atienza, regional director, Americas for TOMRA Sorting, Inc. “By combining our new LOD technology, which can detect these items, with our powerful AUTOSORT and FINDER systems, TOMRA once again leads the industry in developing and adapting technology to meet continually evolving specifications in the market.”

The new LOD is capable of boosting final product purity by as much a four percent without compromising circuit productivity. The system is also developed for simple and fast installation into existing plants.

“LOD is the perfect complement to existing TOMRA equipment within a circuit to give purity levels a boost to meet ever-tightening final product purity requirements such as the China National Sword standard,” comments Ralph Uepping, technical director of recycling at TOMRA Sorting. “Increasing product purity levels expands market potential and increases the profit potential for customers.”

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