Tomra Sorting Recycling to launch X-Tract X6 fines sorter
Metal fines sorted by the Tomra X-Tract X6
Jannik Hammes

Tomra Sorting Recycling to launch X-Tract X6 fines sorter

The device, which can sort smaller fractions, will debut at Aluminum USA.

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September 4, 2019

Aluminum USA, Sept. 12-13 in Nashville, Tennessee, will serve as the venue for the global introduction of Tomra Sorting Recycling’s new X-Tract X6 Fines sensor-based sorter. The device is designed for high-purity sorting of mixed nonferrous metal fractions, including aluminum, according to Tomra Sorting Recycling, which is based in Germany. The company says sensor and software enhancements allow the X-Tract X6 Fines to detect and sort metals nearly half the size of the small fractions sensor-based sorting equipment typically can sort.

X-Tract X6 Fines uses two independent devices with different spectral sensitivities, X-ray transmission (XRT) and Duoline technology, for high-precision sorting of a range of secondary resources. Tomra says its Dual Processing Technology distinguishes differences between overlapping objects on the sorting line, a significant advantage when lines are running higher throughputs.

Using the company’s exclusive high-speed X-ray processing technology, exceptional resolution levels make it possible to identify even the smallest fractions in high-throughput applications, Tomra says. X-Tract X6 Fines pushes purity levels as high as 98-99 percent while delivering fewer product losses, the company adds.

Tomra invites Aluminum USA attendees to visit booth No. 806 to discuss new X-Tract X6 Fines and other sorting innovations available to aluminum recycling operations.

Tomra Sorting Recycling designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting technologies for the global recycling and waste management industry. More than 5,500 systems have been installed in almost 80 countries worldwide.

Tomra Sorting Recycling is part of Tomra Sorting Solutions, which also develops sensor-based systems for sorting, peeling and process analytics for the food, mining and other industries. Tomra Sorting is owned by Norwegian company Tomra Systems ASA.