S+S Separation and Sorting Demos New Glass Sorting System

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH of Schönberg, Germany, has launched its new K9 Flash glass sorting system at IFAT ENTSORGA 2012. A new development used in the recycling of thin-sheet, container and flat glass, K9 FLASH is designed to separate unwanted color particles and CSP (ceramics, stones, porcelain) from the cullet flow with minimum loss of good material.

S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH of Schönberg, Germany, has launched its new K9 Flash glass sorting system at IFAT ENTSORGA 2012. A new development used in the recycling of thin-sheet, container and flat glass, K9 FLASH is designed to separate unwanted color particles and CSP (ceramics, stones, porcelain) from the cullet flow with minimum loss of good material. It will also detect and remove special glasses such as Ceran, the company says.


According to S+S Separation, the space efficient design minimizes glass breakage and features new specific-light technology. The features allow for a higher throughput capacity with precise detection. K9 Flash identifies contaminants and glass by color and will remove “out of specification glass” from the material flow that is indistinguishable to the human eye.

The company says the K9 Flash system scans across up to nine different wavelength ranges. This allows identification of color, CSP and heat-resistant special glass. Unwanted material is removed from the material flow by air-ejection nozzles operating within one millisecond.
Hans Eder, S+S development manager, comments, “Integral to the new system design are the many years of experience of our subsidiary KRS Recycling Systems GmbH. KRS has designed and built many turn-key glass recycling plants for both container and flat glass worldwide. Extending the color spectrum analysis from the three basic colors to nine and increasing pixel resolution to 0.2mm sets new accuracy standards in the field of glass sorting.”