Specialized task based sensor sorting and separation solutions with STEINERT UniSort.

  • : Kentucky, USA.

Municipal waste, bulk waste, commercial waste and lightweight plastic packaging all fall within the sortable spectrum of the STEINERT range.

The idea behind the STEINERT UniSort range of sensor, sorting and separation machines was to bring a range of task specific equipment to the waste and recycling equipment market.

Each of the UniSort range of machines is designed to complete one complex sorting task and to do it extremely well.


Sorting Dark, Black and Unknown objects from the product stream.

STEINERT UniSort Black : Black and Dark objects in the product stream have, up until this point been very hard to detect and the task was always left to hand sorting to meet the complex need.

With the ability to separate unknown, dark or black plastics from municipal waste streams comes increased profit from recycled plastics and plastic packaging material. These stunning innovations in hyper-spectral analysis improve on the conventions of x-ray and near infrared technology to enable more accurate, faster detection, reducing impact on the environment, saving landfill, while reducing substitute fuels and waste to energy emissions due to processing.

Good news for recyclers of municipal waste, bulk waste, commercial waste and lightweight plastic packaging, all fall within the sortable spectrum of the STEINERT Black, expert sorting and separation of black plastic material, dark and unknown objects from waste product streams.

STEINERT UniSort Blackeye is state of the art black and dark plastic object detection.

Recent developments in hyper spectral imaging have led to solutions for the difficult task of recognizing unknown, dark or black materials in the waste stream. Recycled plastics now have a brand new product stream available in the form of black polymers.

The remarkable STEINERT Blackeye can sort black plastic polymers into respective categories such as PE, PP, PVC and styrenes. Unlike conventional optic color sensors, near infrared and x-ray equipment, the UniSort Blackeye is not limited to any one color, it can detect all colors not only dark or black materials.

The UniSort Blackeye is one of the most sustainable and cost effective recovery solutions in plastic recycling equipment and recycling machines on today`s market. This is good news for industry professionals as plastic recycling enters a new phase in higher quality, higher value raw plastic for rapid recycling product turnaround.

Sorting Plastic flake and fine grain material.

Secondary waste recycling makes a comeback with UniSort Flake, an efficient solution to sorting and separating plastic, metal or mineral flake grade materials in mixed media waste streams.

Using Near infrared for color sorting UniSort Flake reliably and accurately effects separation of even the smallest particles of metal, mineral or plastic flake particles to a high degree of purity by type and color. A Belt feed results in more accurate sorting with better over sort characteristics and a 5:1 yield ratio. The widespread application of this plastic, metal or mineral flake sorting solution, to the plastic recycling, scrap metal recovery and sand mining operations, making the UniSort Flake a consistent winner across industries.

The UniSort Flake is convenient to integrate into existing recycling processing streams due to it’s compact size and easily operated touchscreen controller making the UniSort Flake simply one of the best most cost effective sorting machines in today`s recycling equipment market.

Specialized Color and Optic sensors see beyond the range of light.

The UniSort C range of camera optic technology has proven it’s value in all domestic and municipal recycling of plastics and electronic scrap recovery operations. Expert sorting and separation of coarse and fine grade plastics, paper and glass has never been easier or more cost effective.

The UniSort C series is a range of color sensitive camera technologies designed with plastic sorting in mind. Where color is the primary criteria of separation such as is found in PET, plastic bottles, glass and plastic packaging as recyclable materials in waste streams.

Transparent plastic materials such as PET plastic bottles and plastic flake can be efficiently ejected from the product stream for recycling. Plastics recycling never looked so clean and efficient. The UniSort C range of optical cameras has also found extensive application for sorting and separating electronic scrap, commercial and domestic waste streams for plastic recovery to high degrees of purity for ready recyclability and fast turn around.

Beyond the sophisticated range of sensors that detect value in the product stream, all STEINERT equipment comes with time tested and trusted conveyor feeds and methods of ejection that are reliable, durable and have conveniently maintainable access.

STEINERT PR for expert plastics recovery using Near Infrared (NIR) 3D Spatial and HSI spectral resolution for complete reuse of plastic product.

Hyper-spectral imaging is the next evolution of near infrared sensor technology. The UniSort PR is a high resolution infrared camera and sensor which is not only a 3D imaging device but also performs a spectral analysis at the same time.

High resolution 3D spatial and chemical composition information, based upon spectral analysis make sorting small, fine particles and complex sorting tasks a breeze.

With wide applications for sorting streams of mixed waste, containing recyclable plastic packaging, substitute and refuse derived fuels or plastics from electronic scrap both commercial and domestic - the implications for recovering wealth from waste while conserving resources are evident.

Easily operated via a touchscreen this compact solution will readily integrate into existing waste processing streams and instantly increase efficiency and return on investment.

Analyser - Supreme analysis for Substitute Fuels, Refuse Derived fuels and Waste to Energy Applications.

STEINERT UniSort Analyser is the ultimate in refuse derived fuel (RDF) realtime analysis. Sort and separate valuable recyclable plastic, metal, glass and paper material. Once recyclables are recovered you are left with clean product for sale as substitute fuel or for waste to energy conversion.

The UniSort Analyser provides the best statistical information on the calorific value of product as it passes the sensor in real time. Near infrared technology and hyper-spectral imaging sensors push thermal recovery of materials for processing into the next generation of technology.

The UniSort Analyser uses realtime near infrared spectroscopy to identify chemical composition of objects on the conveyor feed, with realtime calculations and output of such useful metrics as calorific value, material composition, PVC and water content as well as concentrations in the waste stream.

Sorting Clear or Transparent Plastic Film

The UniSort Film represents the most current innovations for expert plastic sorting and separation for recycling. This technology opens up new streams of profit from waste material, while saving on landfill and environmental pollution from refuse derived fuels and waste to energy processing.

Using hyper-spectral imaging STEINERT set about the problem of recycling the tons of plastic thrown away as domestic waste everyday. The main problem with recycling plastic waste efficiently, is the fly away characteristic of the product. Using an intricate array of air jets the product is stabilized on the feed conveyor, while the hyper-spectral imaging cameras conduct the analysis. The UniSort Film is capable of detecting clear plastic film, reflective plastic film, paper and plastic bags in streams of domestic waste, this technology is an invaluable addition to any municipal waste processing or plastic recycling plant operation.

State of the art recycling equipment, sorting and separation solutions that get the most out of : wealth from waste.