THE FUTURE

OF LASER BASED
SORTING

CLEANSORT DEVELOPS AND PRODUCES LASER-BASED SORTING SYSTEMS FOR THE SORTING OF RECYCLABLES

OUR GOAL

IS THE DIRECT RECOVERY AND REUSE OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS.

The cleansort process sets new standards in the recycling of valuable materials using laser-based real-time analysis of surface-polluted scrap. cleansort combines laser ablation with laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) in order to clean and precisely analyse metallic scrap in one step.

Due to the short measuring times and the parallel processing of parts over a width of more than one meter, large mass flows can be sorted according to their alloy content, thus achieving a direct recycling of valuable materials.

cleansort combines two methods, laser decoating and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), to sort large mass flows quickly and with high quality according to their alloy content.

One system - many functions. The system brought to market maturity by cleansort combines proven components of scrap sorting, such as air pulse technology, with state-of-the-art laser-based analysis methods.

In our highly efficient technical center in Rösrath we have the best conditions to find the ideal configuration of our sorting system for your application and your sorting task.

The company cleansort GmbH was founded in 2018 and is based in Rösrath. It has developed a new method for laser-based real-time analysis of surface-polluted scrap and is thus setting new standards in the recycling of valuable materials.

The measuring technology was developed in cooperation with Clean-Lasersysteme GmbH (cleanLASER) and can analyse the quantitative alloy content of a scrap piece within a few milliseconds.

WHICH MATERIALS CAN BE SORTED

ALUMINUM RECYCLING

A major field of application is the two-fraction sorting of aluminum.The cleansort process enables sorting according to the alloying elements contained in the aluminum such as magnesium, silicon, copper, manganese or zinc. 

Thanks to the high-performance object recognition system, a wide variety of recyclable material flows can be sorted. Whether Zorba, aluminum profiles, new aluminum scrap (up to an edge length of 800 mm) or aluminum cans.

STEEL RECYCLING

When recycling metal scrap, the exact determination of the manganese content is of particular importance. Other alloy components, such as phosphorus, chromium, titanium or the generally lower proportion of niobium can also be determined using the cleansort method. The melting ability can thus be determined with sufficient accuracy at high throughput rates. Manganese contents of less than 0.4 %, even in galvanized scrap, are detectable and can be recycled accordingly.

NON-FERROUS METAL RECYCLING AND MUCH MORE

The potential for the process is also huge outside the automotive supply industry. Recycling without loss of quality and downcycling is an important prerequisite for closed material chains in the sense of closed loop recycling.

The principle also works particularly well with valuable non-ferrous metals such as copper and brass scrap and other non-ferrous metals, even those with a tin-plated surface.

TEST THE LIBSSORTR WITH YOUR MATERIAL

Before we sell a system, the customer's material is tested in our technical center in Rösrath to determine the best possible system configuration for the customer.

Contact

cleansort GmbH
Nussbaumweg 27, 51503 Rösrath, Germany

Telephone: +49 (0)2205 901 002 – 100

info@cleansort.de
www.cleansort.de

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