Sensor Sorting revolutionizes Scrap Metal and Plastics Recovery : Recovering value with unprecedented efficiency from Recyclable Waste material.

  • Melbourne, Australia.

Utilising sensors such as X-Ray and NIR Near Infra-Red optical colour sensors, previously hard to detect Clear plastic Film and Black Plastic packaging can now be recovered efficiently making the business of Recycling more profitable for many. Resources in today`s industrialised world is about recovery and STEINERT specialise in sorting plastic product and plastic packaging.

All Mixed Media Resource product streams can now be detected with sensors and sorted using non-ferrous induction sorting techniques which lead to efficient recovery thus creating opportunity for healthy profits from recycled waste in heavily populated areas.

PVC and PET Plastics are relatively cheap to recycle if they are be recovered in sufficient quantity and in sufficient purity. Iron and non-ferrous metals such as Aluminium, Copper, Tin and Tungsten can be separated from glass, wood, paper and plastics.

With Global Population on the increase as the worlds cities grow, Recycling and Resource Recovery is one of the fastest growing industrial sectors in the world today.


Plastics & Packaging Recovery grows as Recycling industry booms.

Plastics and Packaging can be efficiently sorted and separated from waste product streams before further sorting occurs.

Using sophisticated hyper-spectral imaging technology allows plastic waste streams to be sorted by material type, while near-infra-red and optical sensors target plastic particles and flake by colour ready for separation from the waste product stream by powerful underbelt jets of compressed air and into collection hoppers.

PVC, PET Flakes, Plastic Bottles and Polymers are all relatively cheap to recycle and turn around into valuable product.

Processing PVC, PET bottles, Plastic Packaging Waste into profitable Plastic Product for Recycling.

Initially after the shredding process delivers product into the conveyor feed, powerful Magnetic separators in the STEINERT Suspension Magnets and STEINERT MT magnetic bridge remove any potentially valuable Iron or Ferrous based material from the product feed.

Eddy Current Separators with STEINERT NES and Induction Current sensing and sorting equipment such as the STEINERT ISS then remove any non-ferrous metal components.

Combinations of Magnetic Separation and Induction Current sorting are available in a number of working widths, making the STEINERT FinesMaster the best option for fine grain metal particle recovery from highly mixed media product streams.

The Highly reputable UniSort CanMaster reliably recovers Aluminium from the waste product while STEINERT NIS combines Hyper-Spectral Imaging with sophisticated (NIR) Near Infra-Red cameras and spectrometer analysis which allow the STEINERT NIS to analyse the product stream in a 3D spacial and spectrometric image to allow fast targeting and separation from the product stream. With the ability to sort and separate plastics, metal or minerals using NIR colour sorting and with a recovery rate of 5:1 the UniSort Flake is the best fine grain and flake sorting equipment on todays market.

Once the product stream is free from contaminants and consists largely of plastic flake STEINERT recommend their UniSort PR which utilises NIR and 3D Hyper spatial camera technology to sort plastic flake by colour and material type. For more straight forward plastic flake sorting we recommend using the UniSort C optical camera technology to sort plastic by colour.

Black Plastic and Clear Plastic packaging can now be sorted efficiently using the innovative UniSort Film and UniSort Black which utilise 3D hyper spatial imaging to detect the Clear and Black Plastic particles which can not be sensed and sorted using conventional NIR optical technology.

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) & Material Recovery solutions and equipment

Municipal Solid Waste Facilities have become a staple in every modern city of the world. Heavily populated areas in every country generate enormous amounts of valuable waste material. Plastic Packaging, paper, cardboard, glass, metals, both Iron and non-ferrous, wood as well as streams of organic waste which can all be reused, recycled for profit, burnt for waste-to-energy or composted for landfill.

STEINERT Suspension Magnets and STEINERT MT Overhead and Underbelt Magnetic Bridges and Magnetic Drum Separators: are a well respected means of extracting Iron and ferrous based material from waste and garbage streams. They are durable and hard wearing and protect downstream equipment by removing heavy media from the waste stream.STEINERT XSS, STEINERT ISS can be combined in a variety of configurations in the STEINERT KSS , depending on your what kind of waste you want to sort.

STEINERT FinesMaster, UniSort CanMaster, STEINERT SteelMaster is a system that sorts non-ferrous metals such as Aluminium, Copper, Tin from Plastic Packaging.

STEINERT NES and STEINERT NES 4T is a non-ferrous metal separator also demonstrates especially high capabilities in the processing of electronic scrap, cables, printed circuit boards and foundry sands. Even finely divided non-ferrous metals with grain sizes down to one mm can be separated thanks to the eccentric system.

For expert sorting and separation of Plastic Waste and plastic packaging STEINERT recommend UniSort PR with the latest (NIR) Near Infra Red Camera Technology and 3D Hyper Spatial Imaging Software to scan the waste product stream before high powered air jets target particles for separation and collection in hoppers. UniSort Flake for expert sorting of Plastic Flake from recycling shredder streams and UniSort Film capable of detecting previously hard to sense Clear Plastic Film.

Electronic Scrap (E-Scrap) Recover value from metals and minerals that have been discarded.

Electronic Scrap Recovery, E-Scrap and E-Waste is the product of End-of-Life electronics and electronic devices, one of the worlds fastest growing sources of valuable resources. Many end-of-cycle electronics contain valuable materials such as aluminium, stainless steel, copper, gold, silver and platinum.

STEINERT Suspension Magnets , STEINERT MT - Separate Iron and ferrous based materials from the waste stream after primary Shredder and Crushing processes complete.

STEINERT ISS, STEINERT XSS Induction Sorting and X-Ray sensing combine to form STEINERT KSS, a sophisticated method of sensing and sorting non-ferrous material from waste streams. Along with STEINERT’s Eddy Current and Induction Current separators the STEINERT NES, STEINERT NES 4T form an efficient bridge to extract non-ferrous materials, an effective sorting solution for any mixed media and heavy fraction shredder stream. STEINERT Induction and Eddy Current sorters featuring eccentric pole systems which can be adjusted to match your product stream allowing you to get the most valuable return from your electronic waste stream.STEINERT famously combine sorting and separation methods and technology to reach unparalleled levels of accuracy in sensor sorting and purity in product streams at enviable conveyor speeds.

STEINERT FinesMaster is expert when it comes to sorting fine grain metal particulate from waste streams, combining the best of Magnetic separation for Ferrous components with Induction and Eddy Current separators for non-ferrous fraction of waste feeds, the unit operates at high speed down to fine grain metal particulate where other manufacturers have trouble recovering valuable material.

STEINERT SteelMaster expertly recovers copper and copper meatballs from Ferrous laden product streams typical of Electronic strap recovery operations. Combining extremely reliable Magnetic Separation with Ballistic methods of sorting the unit is available in assorted widths making it the go to choice of experts in the Recycling and Electronic scrap recovery field.UniSort CanMaster is specially designed to sense, sort and recover coarse grain Aluminium from Electronic waste product streams. Utilising their revolutionary and adjustable operating control eccentric pole system of induction current and eddy current electromagnetic solutions STEINERT’s extremely durable, conveniently maintainable, adjustable working width parameters makes the unit unsurpassed for accuracy and high degree of product purity in the electronic scrap recovery industry.

The Hidden wealth in Construction & Demolition Waste

Demolition and construction waste is one of the most heavy mixed media product streams in the recycling industry. STEINERT technology can efficiently Sort and separate iron, copper, aluminium, glass, metals, wood, plastic or paper from Construction and Demolition waste.

STEINERT’s efficient sensor, sorting and magnetic separation solutions protect your downstream processing equipment by removing harmful heavy media tramp iron from the product stream, preserving the value of the product as well as downstream equipment.STEINERT Suspension Magnets remove Iron and Ferrous materials from the conveyor feeds such as attachments and rebar.

STEINERT ISS , STEINERT NES and STEINERT NES 4T Remove non-ferrous components from the product stream such as aluminium, stainless steel and copper wiring in increasingly fine degrees and to a high rate of purity.

STEINERT XSS : Using X-Ray Transmission and Fluorescence recognises organic materials in a mixed media product stream making extraction possible while making the product stream more valuable.

Scrap metal recovery in Automotive recycling and salvage operations.

Scrap Metal recovery from Auto Shredder feeds is now more profitable than ever before with STEINERT Magnetic separation, Induction Current and Eddy Current Separators. Boost the profit from your Auto Shredder Residue Salvage operation or Scrap Metal Recovery Facility, choose from our array of sensor sorting equipment incorporating combinations of sophisticated X-Ray, Near Infra-Red NIR, Optical Camera for sensing colour and 3d Hyper Spatial imaging technology.

Scrap Metal and Auto Shredder Residue is now extremely profitable.

From the Auto Shredder conveyor feeds the STEINERT MT overhead suspension Magnets separate any Iron or Ferrous based components. Aluminium, Copper, Stainless steel and platinum are recovered using STEINERT ISS and STEINERT Fines ISS Induction and STEINERT NES Eddy Current separators. Combine these processes with STEINERT XSS X-Ray sensing and sorting solutions with the STEINERT KSS , STEINERT FinesMaster and STEINERT SteelMaster and you can separate and recover any Iron or non-ferrous metallic elements from the product stream.With a full suite of STEINERT sensing and sorting and magnetic separation equipment you can recover any Ferrous or non-ferrous metal, Glass, Plastic and derive profit from valuable Auto Shredder fraction.

Recovering valuable minerals from (Waste to Energy) Incineration Slag.

Clean Waste for Waste to Energy operations are essential for efficient combustion and energy conversion.

Permanent Magnet STEINERT MT and Suspension Magnets STEINERT Suspension Magnets can be mounted above or below conveyor feeds to remove Iron and Ferrous material from the conveyor stream. Non-Ferrous metals such as Tin, Aluminium, Platinum, Copper and Steel can be recovered using STEINERT ISS and UniSort CanMaster Induction Sensor Sorting equipment while Plastics and Glass can be recovered utilising NIR Near Infra-Red Camera units like the STEINERT NES and Optical Colour sorting solutions found in the UniSort PR , in conjunction with STEINERT XSS X-Ray technology, material type can be determined and objects in the product stream can be targeted for ejection and collection.

STEINERT have earned their reputation for equipment which surpasses other solutions in terms of accuracy, flexibility, speed and degree of purity of product stream.

Once all contaminants have been removed from the product stream, you have clean waste ready for efficient Waste to Energy conversion.

Recovering value by Recycling Metallurgical Slag from Industrial manufacturing process sand and degreasing baths.

Incineration slag from Waste to Energy processing plants can undergo a further recycling stage and recover valuable minerals that can be recovered from the slag as a result of incineration processes.

Minerals and very fine grain metal particles can be recovered from degreasing baths with remarkable efficiency due to our STEINERT MT Magnetic separation processes, STEINERT ISS Eddy Current separators and sophisticated STEINERT NES NIR Near Infra-Red sensor technology or a combination of solutions as found in STEINERT FinesMaster.


STEINERT sorting technology is ever evolving. We are committed to delivering true innovation through solutions for both start-ups and international companies. Our life-line for every product starts with manufacturing and extends all the way to installation on your site.
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Recover secondary raw materials!


STEINERT offers versatile solutions for the resource recovery sorting process for applications in the disposal and recycling industry.

Whether to improve product purity, reduce operational costs. or limit environmental impact from their operations - we understand the diverse needs and unique regional necessities our customers deal with.

This enables STEINERT to deliver solutions throughout the entire process - from consultation to manufacturing, installation and commissioning services.