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New and updated products for the recycling industry

December 31, 2019

DeftAir wind tunnel

Van Dyk Recycling Solutions, Norwalk, Connecticut, has introduced a new wind tunnel called DeftAir designed to aid in preparing material for optical sorting. DeftAir:

  • helps process light materials at higher throughput
  • is installed on an optical sorter’s acceleration belt
  • applies air flow at the same speed as the conveyor to maintain the relative speed of the material

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Tomra Gain

Tomra Sorting Recycling, which is owned by Norway-based Tomra Systems ASA, has launched Gain, a deep-learning-based sorting technology designed to enhance the performance of its sensor-based sorting machines. Gain:

  • is available as an add-on option for the company’s Autosort machines
  • classifies objects from sensor data, enabling the sorting of objects that could previously not be separated with high levels of purity and without compromising the throughput speed of the sorter
  • employs deep learning, a method of artificial intelligence, that enables computers to imitate human learning by mimicking the activity of large numbers of layers of neurons in the human brain

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Olympus Vanta Element

Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas Inc., based in Waltham, Massachusetts, says its new Vanta Element X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer offers the essential features the Vanta series is known for, including speed, reliability, ruggedness, connectivity and smartphone-like ease of use, in a cost-effective model. The 2.9-pound Vanta Element:

  • offers speed and ease of use in a variety of testing environments, including scrap recycling and metal manufacturing
  • features a dual-core processor and is powered by Olympus’ Axon Technology for rapid sorting
  • is IP54 rated for resistance to dust and moisture and constructed to pass a 4-foot drop test
  • is paired with optional wireless connectivity to the Olympus Scientific Cloud for data sharing and access to convenient fleet management tools, the Olympus mobile app or networks

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