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11-06-2013

Optical Sorting Station OSS

Integrated Sortex Sorting Solution for Flake Processors

Optical Sorting Station: multi-tier steel mezzanine - well-organised, easily-controlled and fully integrated into the plant (figure: Bühler)

The Bühler Group, a global leader in optical sorting solutions, presented its new Optical Sorting Station (OSS) system, at K 2013 in Düsseldorf.

The Optical Sorting Station brings together the key elements of successful optical sorting, including plant engineering, sorting technology, pneumatic conveyors, pre-conditioners and auxiliary equipment – according to the company a first for the plastics industry. This will mean that processors no longer need to source separate elements from multiple suppliers, and manage multiple relationships.

For flake processing, the Optical Sorting Station features a purifying, refining, sizing and grading stage which can include one or more Sortex optical sorters. These are linked by all the necessary equipment to convey the product between stages and, if required, to re-introduce it into the system for resorting. Flakes can be fed into one end of the Station and collected at the other end – ready for bagging or further processing.

Developing the Optical Sorting Station Bühler worked closely together with ITW Poly Recycling, Weinfelden, Switzerland. ITW Poly Recycling is one of Europe’s leading plastics recyclers. They specialize in PET processing, supplying food grade and non-food grade recycled PET products to clients in Switzerland and across Europe. Identifying a need to take the recycled plastics processing line forward to improve both the efficiency of its operation and the quality of its end product ITW Poly Recycling brought Bühler’s specialist Sortex team on board to work with them in creating an integrated Optical Sorting Station, capable of sorting both by color and material.

Following Bühler’s Optical Sorting Station project in partnership with ITW Poly Recycling, the integrated system has now been made available and can be custom designed to any plastics processors individual needs.

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