Accurate Separation and Sorting Solutions from S+S

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:27 AM IST (04:57 AM GMT)
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Accurate Separation and Sorting Solutions from S+S
Extremely sensitive metal separator and energy-efficient sorting systems are highlights at K 2013

Schonberg, Germany, Wednesday, September 18, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — At K 2013 (hall 10, stand E60) S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH is launching a new metal separator the RAPID PRO-SENSE. The sorting business unit as a K trade fair high-light is showing the compact, modular, and energy-efficient FLAKE PURIFIER for the sorting of plastic flakes.

Using innovative HRF technology (High Resolution Frequency), RAPID PRO-SENSE, a system for free-fall applications, features extremely high scanning sensitivity for all metals and is specif-ically designed to meet the requirements of plastics and compound producers. A particular fea-ture is the modular design. The reject unit can be chosen to match the conveyed material or to meet special customer requirements. Different cleaning and auto-clean features and specific versions for improved wear protection also are available.

For plastics and compound producers the metal-free level is an important quality criterion, and metal separators are expected to perform at a high level. For this target group a metal separator must not only feature highest scanning sensitivity, but also must meet special requirements for example with respect to materials that get into contact with the products, because products fre-quently contain additives, powders, or abrasive contents such as glass fibres that cause high material wear. Easy cleaning is another important criterion, for example if granulates of different colours are processed successively. Depending on the material to be inspected, S+S supplies the RAPID PRO-SENSE metal separator in different versions, for example for easy manual cleaning, with auto-cleaning of the reject unit, for the inspection of powder, with wear protection, for high-temperature applications, or for operation in ATEX zones.

The metal-free level also is vital in plastics processing, where metal separators are generally used for mould and machine protection (injection-moulding, extrusion, blow-moulding). Metal separators increase production efficiency by preventing malfunctions and reduce costs due to damage caused by metal particles in the processed material. At the K S+S is also showing the PROTECTOR metal separator in an improved version with reinforcing frame.

The FLAKE PURIFIER sorting system is another highlight of the S+S stand. Modular in concept, up to three sensors for contaminant detection can be combined in this system. Apart from sen-sors for metal and colour separation, the FLAKE PURIFIER system also features a high-performance module for the detection of contaminant materials, including different types of plas-tics. For example, PVC contents or bioplastics such as PLA, which otherwise would mean a considerably reduced quality of the recycled material and could even render high-quality recy-cling impossible, can be removed from plastic flakes. The intelligent combination with camera sensors makes it possible to identify incorrect colours even with very slight colour shade differ-ences. Metal particles are detected by inductive sensors. An air-blast unit matched to the appli-cation ensures the reliable and efficient (little loss of good material, reduced compressed-air re-quirements) separation of unwanted particles.

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For making new bottles from used PET bottles, the recycled PET must be of food-grade quality. The S+S FLAKE PURIFIER separates contaminants – metals, particles of wrong colour, un-wanted types of plastics – from PET flakes.

S+S – an overview

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH of Schonberg, Bavaria, manufactures ma-chines 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 sup-pliers with subsidiaries in Great Britain, France, Italy, India, China, Singapore, and in the USA, a representative office in Turkey, and more than 40 agencies all over the world. The S+S group presently has 350 employees, about 300 are working at the main factory in Schonberg. The consolidated turnover in 2012 amounted to approx. Euro 43 million.

For further information please contact:

Head Office

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH
Brigitte Rothkopf
Regener Stra├če 130
D-94513 Schonberg
Tel. +49-(0)8554-308 274
Fax +49-(0)8554-2606
e-mail: [email protected]

India Office

S+S Inspection India Pvt. Ltd.
Shatrunjay Apartment, Shop No. 4&5, A Wing,
Plot No. 22, Survey No. 120 A+B,
Opposite P.L. Deshpande Garden,
Sinhgad Road,
PUNE – 411030
Tel. +91 (20) 24252147
Tel. +91 (20) 24252016
Fax +91 (20) 24252147
e-mail: [email protected]

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Official presentation at the K 2013: The new, extremely sensitive RAPID PRO-SENSE metal separator
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Official presentation at the K 2013: The new, extremely sensitive RAPID PRO-SENSE metal separator