Sensing, sorting and separating equipment bring increased value to solid waste processing in Municipal Solid Waste Facilities in the US.

As Municipal solid waste processing facilities have become a staple in every modern city of the world STEINERT have a solution to recover wealth from the waste.

Municipal solid waste processing facilities have become a staple in every modern city of the world. Plastic packaging, paper, cardboard, glass, metals - both Iron and valuable non-ferrous metals, 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.

Densely populated areas in every country generate enormous amounts of potentially valuable waste material that can be recovered through profitable environmentally friendly techniques.


Valuable minerals and materials hidden in Electronic Scrap (E-Scrap) - recovery more viable now more than ever before.

E-Scrap or E-Waste and the whole Electronic Scrap Recovery industry sector is based almost solely on End-of-Life electronics and electronic devices that have been superseded and subsequently discarded often before they have outlived their usefulness.

Electronic scrap recovery is now one of the worlds fastest growing sources of valuable recyclable materials. 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. STEINERT NES features a unique 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.

An effective sorting solution for any mixed media and heavy fraction shredder stream.STEINERT famously combine sorting and separation methods and technology to reach unparalleled levels of accuracy in sensor sorting and purity of product streams at enviable conveyor speeds.

STEINERT SteelMaster expertly recovers copper and copper meatballs from ferrous laden product streams typical of electronic strap recovery operations. Combining extremely reliable magnetic separation, using ballistic methods of sorting the unit is available in assorted widths making it the choice of experts in the recycling and electronic scrap recovery industry sectors.

UniSort CanMaster is specially designed to sense, sort and recover coarse grain aluminium from electronic waste product streams. Utilising their revolutionary and adjustable operator controlled eccentric pole system of induction current and eddy current electromagnetic separation 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.

STEINERT recommend the expert FinesMaster when it comes to sorting fine grain metal particulate from electronic 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 STEINERT Finesmaster operates at high speeds and reliably sorts down to fine grain metal fraction where other manufacturers have trouble recovering valuable metals and minerals.

Profitability from PVC, PET Plastics & Plastic Packaging Recovery for Recycling

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

Once separated from the main waste stream, Plastics and Packaging can be shredded further and efficiently sorted by type of plastic from waste product streams.

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 by ejection from the waste product stream by powerful underbelt jets of compressed air into collection hoppers.

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

After the initial shredding process delivers product into the conveyor feed, powerful magnetic separators in the STEINERT Suspension Magnets and STEINERT MT magnetic bridge remove potentially valuable iron or ferrous based metal from the product feed.

Eddy current separators such as the STEINERT NES which is an induction current sensor, and sorting equipment such as the STEINERT ISS then remove any non-ferrous metals.

Combinations of magnetic separation and induction current sorting are available in a number of working conveyor belt widths, making the STEINERT FinesMaster the best option for fine grain metal fraction recovery from highly mixed and heavy media product streams.

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 PET plastic bottles from PVC by colour.

The highly reputable UniSort CanMaster reliably recovers aluminium from the waste product streams while STEINERT NIS combines Hyper-Spectral Imaging with sophisticated (NIR) Near Infra-Red cameras and spectrometer analysis. This allows the STEINERT NIS to analyse the product stream with a 3D spacial and spectrometric image to enable 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 recycling equipment market.

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 plastic packaging and black plastic and dark objects which cannot be sensed and sorted using conventional NIR optical technology.

Material Recovery equipment for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) processing and recycling that is state-of-the-art.

Municipal solid waste processing facilities have become a staple in every modern city of the world. Densely populated areas in every country generate enormous amounts of potentially valuable waste material. Plastic packaging, paper, cardboard, glass, metals - both Iron and valuable non-ferrous metals, 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 under-belt magnetic bridges and magnetic drum separators are a well respected method of extracting iron and ferrous based metals from waste and garbage streams. Magnetic drums are durable, hard wearing and protect downstream equipment by removing heavy media tramp metals from waste streams.

STEINERT XSS X-ray sensors and STEINERT ISS induction sorters can be combined in a variety of X-ray and induction current configurations in the STEINERT KSS , depending on what types of waste you wish to sort from the product stream.

STEINERT FinesMaster, UniSort CanMaster, STEINERT SteelMaster are system solutions that sort and separate non-ferrous metals such as aluminium, copper, steel, stainless steel and tin from plastic packaging and organic waste streams.

STEINERT NES and STEINERT NES 4T are non-ferrous metal separators which demonstrate especially high capabilities in the recycling of electronic scrap, cables, printed circuit boards and foundry sands. Even finely divided non-ferrous metals with grain sizes down to 1mm can be separated thanks to the unique eccentric pole 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 from recycle product streams.

Recovering valuable minerals from Waste to Energy processes and recycling Incineration Slag

Clean waste for waste to energy operations is essential for efficient combustion and energy conversion.

How do we do it ? The powerful STEINERT MT magnetic drums 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.

Plastics and glass can be recovered utilising NIR Near Infra-Red camera units like the STEINERT NIS and optical colour sorting solutions found in the UniSort PR . These sophisticated sensors used in conjunction with STEINERT XSS X-ray technology, allows you to target objects in the product stream by material type for ejection and collection.

STEINERT have earned their reputation for equipment which surpasses other solutions in terms of accuracy, flexibility, speed, volume and throughput as well as degree and 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.

Magnetic Sorting and Separation of metallurgical slurry is most efficiently handled by the STEINERT NTS, a small wet drum magnetic separator through which the slurry is passed. The slurry is concentrated into a metal rich sludge which flows past powerful magnetic currents, causing the metallic elements to stick to the drum effecting extraction as the high gradient magnetic filter cake is lifted out of the slurry and the magnetic field.

Metallurgical Slag can contain many minerals and very fine grain metal particles which can be efficiently recovered from degreasing baths with remarkable efficiency due to our STEINERT NTS Wet Drum Magnetic separation processes. STEINERT ISS Induction Current separators and Eddy Current separators STEINERT NES are sophisticated sensors containing STIENERT NIS Near Infra-Red sensor technology or combinations of these solutions, also found in STEINERT FinesMaster for sorting and separating fine grain aluminium and stainless steel from sand and sludge.

STEINERT High Gradient Magnetic filters are trusted throughout the steel industry with nearly all steel companies having at least one STEINERT HGF in constant operation.


STEINERT combine sorting and separation technology to reach unparalleled levels of accuracy in sensor sorting for purity of product streams at enviable conveyor speeds.
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Electronic Scrap (E-scrap)

The e-scrap industry has grown tremendously in the past few years as a result of the turnover of electronics equipment.  A majority of e-scrap is manufactured into specification grade commodities including aluminum, copper and scrap steel that are sold to domestic and international companies for the manufacture of new products.

Because e-scrap is so diverse, including electric shavers to coffee makers to washing machines and mobile phones, it is necessary to have equipment that can process all of the e-scrap efficiently and effectively.  STEINERT US makes choosing equipment easy so you can gain more from your e-scrap feedstock.

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E-Scrap Opportunities