The STEINERT XSS T (x-ray transmission) “sees” through the materials, recognising different material densities, components containing halogens, and organic components. Composite materials and internal adhesions are also detected. This allows light metals to be sorted from heavy metals, or PVC from plastics, scrap wood from stone, aluminium castings from wrought alloys.

In mining,  x-ray transmission is probably one of the most versatile types of sensors; it can be widely used in narrow vein mining applications where there is a difference in density between the vein and the host rock. It measures amount of X-ray radiation absorbed within individual particles and negates the effect of particle size by measuring the radiation at two different energy levels.

X-Ray Fluorescence – XSS F – can be used to differentiate alloys, metals and ores based on their surfaces.


Function: Uses a “Dual Energy” system to determine material density while overcoming the effects of thickness and shape
Grain size: 10 – 200mm
Throughput: 40-200cbm/h*m, minerals up to 150t/h*m (* depending on the respective conditions)
Working width: 1000 – 2000mm