REDWAVE sorting technology for Reiling
The latest REDWAVE sorting technology has been installed at Ruhrglas Recycling’s Lünen plant following an investment of almost four million euros by German recycling company Reiling.
The recently commissioned CSP glass (ceramic, stone, porcelain waste after non-ferrous/white glass sorting) processing plant was planned as a completely independent system.
The glass stream passes from the feed hopper to the drum dryer, where the material is dried and freed from labels by heating in combination with agitation.
Afterwards, the material is freed from light organic matter using zig-zag sifters or separating tables.
Subsequently, impurities such as glass ceramics and lead glass are detected and deposited by a REDWAVE XRF x-ray fluorescence-based sorting machine.
Further optical sorting takes place by means of sensor-supported REDWAVE CX camera sorting machines for fine material.
“We chose REDWAVE for several reasons,” explained Stefan Rothues, Technical Manager at Ruhrglas Recycling GmbH & Co. KG. “The space requirement was solved very well by using our three-way machine and the detection of dark shards using REDWAVE CX also contributed positively to the decision. Glass loss is avoided and the productivity rates of the plant increased.”
The entire plant was designed for a feed capacity of 12 tonnes of CSP glass per hour and has been producing high-quality white, green and amber glass since July 2021, which is largely free of impurities such as ceramic, stone, porcelain, metal/non-metal, plastic and paper.
This recycled product is now available for sale to glassworks in the highest purity.
Reiling Glas Recycling GmbH currently owns five REDWAVE XRF sorting machines which are utilised in three different production facilities.
Image: “Conserving resources protecting the environment” – REDWAVE offers sorting solutions with a robust industrial design for the recovery of recyclable materials.