One of Europe’s largest aluminium casting alloy producers has opened a new plant in NowaSól, Poland, containing three state-of-the-art TITECH sorting machines.
Alumental SA’s new plant produces high grade aluminium scrap, for re-smelting and supply to the automotive industry, which is then made into eco-efficient, high-end products.
The plant, which opened in June, contains three high-speed TITECH x-tract (XRT) sensor-based sorting systems capable of processing up to 30 tonnes per hour. After shredding and screening the x-ray-based machines remove heavy metals and high alloy aluminium, delivering a high quality product for re-smelting.
Andrej Slupski, Alumetal SA business development manager, said: "With TITECH, we designed a process that was more than adequate for our needs and we’re delighted we were able to start production after quite a short warm commission phase.
"Furthermore, TITECH’s test centre and staff performed impressively during all the tests, which was necessary as the XRT recycling approach is new to us."
Brian Gist, sales engineer at TOMRA Sorting UK comments: "There is considerable demand in the UK for the secondary raw materials generated as a result of accurate metal sorting. However, without using equipment such as the TITECH x-tract, valuable materials are often lost in the residual waste stream or the quality of extracted product is insufficient to generate real value to the client."
Launched two years ago, the TITECH x-tract machines offer excellent return on investment and high levels of accuracy. They are capable of sorting, via atomic density, a variety of input streams including ferrous scrap and organic wastes.