STEINERT Installs In-Line System
to Extract Meatballs


Sorting equipment provider STEINERT proudly announces the successful installation of their first XSS®-F; an in-line system designed to extract copper (such as the so-called “meatballs”) from shredded ferrous scrap. Installed at a German recycling yard, it is capable of processing high volumes of steel scrap directly out of the shredder.
The XSS®-F utilizes high speed X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) technology provided by Olympus Innov-X, allowing the separation of scrap based on the chemical composition.

Olympus Innov-X has been pioneering automated XRF for years; but after the partnership with STEINERT began almost a year ago, things developed rapidly. Capable of a throughput of more than 100 tons per hour, the XSS®-F features a 2 m belt width and an average end product containing <0.20% Cu.

The standard system model is 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 customer-defined sorting parameters will determine whether or not to divert that piece out of the main stream. Diverted material is ejected using STEINERT’s high-powered compressed air valves.

Founded in 1889, STEINERT has long been recognized as the leader in magnetic separation technology. Over the last decade, STEINERT has also become a leader in sensor sorting applications. STEINERT provides electromagnetic drums, eddy current separators, and sorting systems based on induction, X-Ray, and near infrared. Today, STEINERT is the only full range industry supplier based on product range, expertise, and customer service. STEINERT provides full-service sales, support, and service across the globe. STEINERT is headquartered in Cologne, Germany with offices in the United States, Brazil, Australia, and Japan.

Source: STEINERT Elektromagnetbau GmbH

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