To be more precise, the Delta R technology is able to identify and discern between various non-ferro flakes. ‘This is where it gets interesting’, as Rob Satink (CTO of SG11) puts it. There are many ways to detect, identify and separate metals, but in the recycling industry the non-ferro metals are by far the hardest to separate and these are often not recovered fully. ‘Speed, for this identification, is the bottleneck. The Delta R technology is designed to be integrated in a conveyor belt on site and therefore operates with high quality of data and high throughput.’
This machine will be presented under the name Epsilon M. Epsilon M has unrivalled sensitivity, which has been thoroughly tested in the previous years for the technology’s application in the aviation industry, where its sensitivity must be top notch to detect the tiniest amounts of explosives or narcotics. Through means of UV spectroscopy, Epsilon M is able to detect and classify the presented matter with high throughput and without direct contact. With the acquired data, other sorting mechanisms can be actuated, or accurate reports on the composition of the non-ferrous metals can be produced.
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From aviation to recycling, the Delta R technology is well capable of improving results. The Epsilon M solution improves the yield with better margins, higher volumes of sorted non-ferro and higher quality for purified secondary building metals. More accurate, autonomous, and fast, thanks to its intelligent algorithm.
Rob Satink: ‘The altered solution is a strength, but also an important point of attention for further utilization of the Epsilon solutions. The algorithm which we deploy within the solution is specifically designed for the scenario. In terms of hardware, Delta R solutions and Epsilon solutions are based upon a number of similar components, but within the algorithms, the differences are quite substantial. We individualize the solution regarding the scenario.’
The Epsilon M will be tested and developed further the coming months to become a complete surveying solution and it will hopefully contribute significantly to improved recovery of non-ferrous metals.