Machinex Introduces its Optical Sorting Machine

>Machinex Introduces its Optical Sorting Machine

Machinex Introduces its Optical Sorting Machine


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Machinex Group is proud to introduce its new optical sorting machine, the MACH HyspecTM. Machinex has been a leader in advanced sorting technologies for over 30 years, and now, with this new and powerful optical sorting machine, Machinex can offer all sorting solutions under one roof.

Using a technology made more efficient by a high speed, short wave infra-red (SWIR) hyperspectral detection system, the MACH HyspecTM was developed by a specialized work cell of the Machinex Research & Development department. The different models available can detect different material types, such as plastics (PET, HDPE, PVC’ LDPE’ PP PS, etc.), and also fiber products, including carton containers detection, wood product recognition, and wood by grade (natural versus painted). In addition, the optical sorter can have the option of color recognition and a metal detector. The MACH HyspecTM can be used in different types of material recovery facilities, such as single-stream, construction & demolition, municipal solid waste, and other applications.

This machine exceeds some of the industry standards by using a high speed detection system that takes less than 1 millisecond to analyze the belt, allowing for the processing of a high volume of material in a short amount of time. The higher depth field detection of 430 mm on the belt has an unsurpassed efficiency on ejection of rolling objects. Maintenance Managers will also appreciate this machine because there are no moving parts used in the optical and detection system. The risk of fire is reduced to a minimum by unique, patent-pending light system technology, creating diffused light that generates low heat on the material passing through the sorter.

Pierre Paré, CEO of Machinex Group, says: ʺFor over 12 years, we have integrated optical sorting in to the systems we design and were supplied by European manufacturers. For a few years, with the collaboration of the INO services (National Optics Institute), we have been developing our own range of optical sorting machines. The goal is to become more self-sufficient in our supply and have a machine that better meets our standards. Our customers can now benefit from a complete solution with Machinex equipment and service. ʺ

ʺThis is a major benefit for our customers, as we can now provide a single source system for almost all equipment. Machinex is renowned in the industry for its reliable systems, high quality products, and personalized service, so now the customers can have great confidence in this new productʺ, added Chris Hawn, Machinex Sales Manager.

Since 2013, Machinex has already installed several MACH HyspecTM systems at customer facilities throughout Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, with an excellent sorting quality. Brendon Pantano, District Manager at Progressive Waste Solutions (Miami, FL), comments on the MACH HyspecTM: “As a national company with MRF operations in several states and Canada, we have experience with optical sorting equipment from various vendors. The Mach HySpec optical sorter that we are using to sort PET at our Miami facility has not only surpassed other machines in efficiency and purity, but has also changed our mindset about the expectations we should anticipate from any optical sorter we purchase going forward”