The X-STREAM Non-Ferrous sensor can be used to sort many different non-ferrous metals, based on the chemical composition. This X-STREAM takes non-ferrous metal recycling to the next level by providing new and unique sorting opportunities.
The X-STREAM is a fully automated in-line system based on proven X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) that identifies scrap material by its chemical composition.
A typical automated XRF sorting system is being composed of a conveyor-mounted spectrometer module, typically containing multiple tubes and detectors to provide the ability to detect and analyze every single piece of scrap material. In only a few milliseconds, the chemical composition of each piece is being calculated, after which customer-defined sorting parameters will determine whether or not to divert that piece out of the main stream.
Key specifications include:
The X-STREAM's software configuration offers flexibility allowing quick, on-site software modifications to meet changing criteria and new market demands.
The X-STREAM incorporates automated, high volume technology that sorts scrap and recyclable material based on highly specific material chemistry, not physical property. With XRF, sorting by elemental composition provides the recycling industry with new sorting opportunities and unique solutions for current challenges; increasing the level of scrap sorting and moving closer to the ideal goal of 100% recycling. This unique system works in tandem with eddy current, induction sorters, and media separation equipment to improve recoveries and increase asset value for metal and glass recyclers. It helps provide maximum value for processed material. It's easy, fast and cost-effective.
Automated XRF sensor technology can be applied to many different types of scrap material, and can therefore serve various recycling industries. Extracting copper meatballs from ferrous shred, sorting of non-ferrous metals by composition or alloy grade and sorting glass are a few of many examples where the X-STREAM technology can be beneficial for scrap processors. Olympus Innov-X is expert in XRF technology and aims to focus on developing and manufacturing the X-Stream sensors only. They are currently being used by sorting system manufacturers who implement the X-Stream sensors into their proven sorting systems. Contact us for more information.
Non-ferrous metal sorting increases asset recovery for shredder operations and metal processors. The X-STREAM economically extracts more asset value from currently recycled material and/or material previously defined as waste, earmarked for landfill or similar disposal. Non-ferrous processors and shredder operations can use this level of speciation to increase their asset recovery, and to ultimately drive their processes towards the ideal goal of total recycling. The flow sheet below displays just a few of many examples where the X-STREAM's XRF technology can be beneficial in a typical post-shredder non-ferrous process.