Optical sorter tackles flexible plastic packaging

June 18, 2020
Cirrus FilmMax uses multiple sensors to separate out higher-value LDPE and LLDPE.

Cirrus FilmMax This optical sorter from MSS is designed for recycling, with sensors that detect color, near-infrared wavelengths and metal. Using these technologies, the Cirrus FilmMax can perform fine sorting of flexible plastic packaging products, such as bags, pouches, foil and other ultralight plastic films, that have been preshredded at facilities such as municipal waste plants. A proprietary materials-handling and air-assist system removes non-plastics and off-resin contaminants, as well as off-color film from higher-value white/natural/clear LDPE and LLDPE. Units are available in several widths, ranging from around 4 feet to more than 9 feet. Operators can select different sorting specifications or run off sorting statistics or quality-control reports at the touch of a button.

What’s new? Upgrades making the Cirrus FilmMax more accurate.

Benefits: Better sorting performance. The Cirrus FilmMax can accurately handle more than 6,000 pounds per hour.

MSS Inc., Nashville, Tenn., 615-781-2669, www.mssoptical.com