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At the IFAT 2008, at trade-fair stand 313 in hall B3, S+S Separation and Sorting Technology presents the modular VARISORT COMPACT sorting system for use with loose bulk materials. This sorting system provides a number of special features that allow a flexible and easy adaptation to changing sorting jobs – for example in the recycling of electronic waste.

In the VARISORT COMPACT different sensor technologies (inductive, optical, near-infrared) can be combined. The material to be examined is fed in by way of specifically adapted vibration chutes that guarantee a homogeneous material distribution over the complete width of the high-speed conveyor belt. At the end of the belt the material is classified by the corresponding sensors. Upon evaluation of the relevant information, high-speed valves are activated with a corresponding time delay to blow out the material. By way of exactly controlled compressed-air blasts the particles to be separated are deflected from their original fall parabola into a separate duct.

Compared to conventional belt sorting systems the VARISORT COMPACT sorting system is characterised by its compact design with little required space and corresponding mobility. The use of high-resolution sensors and state-of-the-art signal evaluation technologies allow a high detection accuracy and an analysis of up to 500,000 parts per second. The multi-sensor technology that is employed in this system makes it possible to perform sorting tasks and sorting depths that were impossible until now. In freefall inspection a highly accurate blow-out process can be realised even with high reject rates due to the large number of high-speed valves that can process up to 500 switching cycles per second.

The modular design allows economically priced upgrades, for example from gray-cale evaluation to truecolour evaluation, and updates to the latest state of the art. Maintenance, the exchanging of components, and cleaning of the system – e.g. in case of a batch change – are much easier.

Peter Mayer, Sorting Technology Sales Manager at S+S: "Because of its outstanding flexibility the VARISORT COMPACT system is ideal for sorting electronic waste. Irrespective of the type of electronic waste that just needs to be sorted, the VARISORT COMPACT can always optimally perform the sorting task by employing different sensors. Since the markets for recycled material are quickly changing especially in the field of electronic waste, the VARISORT COMPACT sorting system with its outstanding flexibility is a future-proof investment here."

S+S – an overview

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH of Schönberg, Bavaria, manufactures machines and systems for the detection/separation of contaminants, for product inspection, and for the sorting of material flows. Product sales primarily focus on the food, plastics, chemical, pharmaceutical, wood, textile, and recycling industries. S+S is one of the world’s leading suppliers with subsidiaries in Great Britain, China, Singapore, and in the USA, representative offices in France and India, and more than 40 agencies all over the world. The main factory in Schönberg employs 200 people, and 2007 turnover exceeded 22 million Euros.

Further information can be obtained from:

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH
Brigitte Rothkopf
Regener Straße 130
D-94513 Schönberg
Tel. +49-(0)8554-308 274
Fax +49-(0)8554-2606

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