New product for the IFAT trade fair: high-precision sorting with UniSort Finealyse+

To meet the increasing demands encountered when sorting fine-grain bulk material, STEINERT is expanding its range of sensor sorting systems with the addition of UniSort Finealyse+, a higher-performing version of its established UniSort Finealyse sensor sorting system. This new machine was developed especially for the challenges experienced when processing plastic flakes and granulates as well as when sorting metal granulates between 2 and 30 mm. The Finealyse+ provides numerous innovations for further enhanced product purity coupled with higher throughput.

State-of-the-art camera technology with a combination of sensors enables precise and reliable detection of fine-grain bulk material

UniSort Finealyse+ is a higher-performing version of STEINERT’s established UniSort Finealyse sensor sorting system

Automatic white balance for calibration and split functionality for simultaneous sorting processes on one machine

UniSort Finealyse+ is STEINERT’s response to trends such as heightened demand for high-purity secondary raw materials as well as more stringent statutory requirements for further resource efficiency. The new sorting solution will be unveiled at IFAT 2024 in Munich from 13 to 17 May.

Improving performance through a combination of sensors

With UniSort Finealyse+, users benefit from extensive hardware enhancements. In addition to the familiar near-infrared (NIR) and colour camera versions, there is also a sensor combination of high-resolution NIR and colour sensor. Based on the very latest NIR camera technology – hyperspectral imaging (HSI) technology – the benefits can be found in the combination of maximum special and spectral resolution. The sensor combination including a colour camera, allows additional characteristic properties that can be identified and mapped at the same point, ensuring even more stable detection.

Stabilisation for optimum detection and discharge

Once the material has been added for sorting, it is stabilised on the high-speed conveyor belt by the Active Object Control (AOC). This enables the sensors to perform ideal detection and for the material to be reliably ejected thanks to the optimised compressed air nozzles. For the best possible sorting at all times, UniSort Finealyse + also provides an automatic white balance for calibration purposes and a split variant for simultaneously running several sorting processes on one machine. The split function allows several material flows to be sorted at the same time or for the sorted product to be subsequently cleaned in parallel on one machine.

Sorting flexibility for plastics and metal

The diverse potential uses for this product range from sorting plastic flakes to metal applications. UniSort Finealyse+ reliably removes incorrect colours and unwanted plastics from plastic flakes. It is also well suited to colour sorting of non-ferrous metals in addition to removing unwanted plastics from e-scrap. This all results in high flexibility and product purity with minimal material losses.

Come to IFAT 2024 and visit STEINERT on stand 451/550 in hall B6 where you can discover more about this and other new products for plastic and metal recycling.