Glass sorting by Binder+Co
Binder+Co is the world market leader in sensor-based processing of cullet. We first applied ourselves to the optical sorting of waste glass as early as 1989 and have been exploring it ever since. In 1998, we launched the first three-way system in the market, thus revolutionising the recycling of secondary raw materials. In 2010 Binder+Co won the Austrian State Prize for Innovation for its sensor-based sorting of glass ceramics. Since 2014, we have been able to sort glass even in the smallest sizes from 1mm onwards.
Glass is a unique valuable substance and basic material which can be recycled endless times without any loss in quality. Cullet from waste glass is an indispensable component in the manufacture of new glass. Using 100% cullet from waste glass in the glass manufacturing process will account for energy savings of up to 30% in comparison to the use of primary raw materials. In order for glass to become a high-value secondary raw material, it must be freed from any impurities and sorted according to colour.
CLARITY – the innovative sorting system from Binder+Co
The CLARITY is much more than just an optical sorting device; it can help you transform your recyclable materials into hard cash:
Sensor Fusion by Binder+Co – we adapt our sorting systems to the specific tasks of the customer and equip the CLARITY with corresponding sensors. The special situation here is that not only do the fitted-out sensors work in combination with each other, but the sensor data thus produced is combined with specially developed evaluation algorithms. And this allows for a simultaneous sorting of heat-resistant glass ceramics, lead glass or armoured glass without applying X-ray fluorescence.
With its stable detection quality and latest high-speed sorting valve technology, the CLARITY guarantees high separation grades and high throughput.
Its modular design, easy retrofitting in existing plants and divisibility of the machines lends the CLARITY a precise adjustment to the specific performance required.
The CLARITY is characterised by a user-friendly MMI software for the operation of the sorting system, easy access for maintenance and function checks, and is thus uncomplicated in its operation.
The CLARITYs most convincing feature, however, is its economical side: the subsequent process steps are alleviated, production volumes and product qualities increased and, simultaneously, processing costs (process water, energy costs) reduced.