MSS Inc., the optical sorter division of CP Group, has launched MetalMiner, an induction-based true all-metal detector designed to handle auto shredder residue (ASR), electronic scrap, plastic flake and glass cullet applications. The new detector features the patent-pending MapLine algorithm, which aims to improve material targeting.
"MapLine allows users to target specific metal types or objects by amplifying the sensitivity for non-ferrous metals, especially wire, while simultaneously reducing it for ferrous dust," said Felix Hottenstein, sales director at MSS, in a statement. "MetalMiner is exceeding our customers’ expectations. We've found up to 15 percent higher recovery rates for Zurik when directly compared to other vendors. Additionally, MetalMiner reduces cross contamination with ferrous-dust-covered wood, plastics and foam. This creates a noticeably cleaner product."
The MetalMiner, which measures 112 inches tall by 2800 mm wide, can be used as either a standalone model in a conveyor configuration or as an upgrade to the MSS CIRRUS NIR and L-VIS Color optical sorters. Depending on the application, different induction coil configurations and spacings are available.
"In addition to the technological advances, we've implemented new manufacturing techniques that allow for MetalMiner to become even more competitive, especially for the wider units,” said Greg Thibado, vice president of MSS, in a statement.
For certain small particle applications, such as plastic flake or glass cullet, MSS also offers the MetalMiner in a slide configuration which provides an even higher sensitivity and sorts ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel down to 1 mm in size.