"The sorting plant is like an open-air mine, for finding the ideal pre-separation to the different departments of VORTEX mills. The technology assembling will guarantee 100% use of any waste input materials and NO landfills no longer need to receive materials."

Once processed and cleaned, the materials coming from the separate collections will be delivered via an artificial intelligent automated belt chain to the different VORTEX departments for the creation of a most as possible pure nano powder. After passing the VORTEX mills, the nano powder will be further separated by several magnetic fields technologies to receive a 100% pure final product. Finally, the pure nano powder will be sent to the packaging department and delivered worldwide to the 3D printers manufacturers and industries (laser of kinetic fusion technologies), which will transform them into secondary consumer materials and reintroduce them into the worldwide production cycles.

A usual plant consists of a feeding and pre-sorting section, a mechanical and optical sorting line, a sorting cabin for manual selection of the bulky products and a storage and baling line.

A drum screen performs the first selection according to size, separating the materials into three streams. The main material stream, with sizes from 50 to 350 mm, is sent to the main sorting line, consisting of:

  • 20 optical separators to sort out plastic products
  • 3 wind shifter system to improve the 3D - 2D separation
  • 6 magnetic separators to remove ferrous metals
  • 5 eddy current separators to remove non-ferrous metals
  • 5 fine screen with 20 mm mesh to sift fine residue
  • 5 STT5000 ballistic separator and 1 STT2000 ballistic separator to increase the quality of plastic recirculation inside the plant
  • 5 bottle piercer to recover bottles even if they are filled with liquids

At the end of the process, the output materials are transparent PET, colored PET, light blue PET, HDPE, PP, Mixed PE+PP, LDPE+PP film, bulky plastics (several different products), residue, fine residue, non-ferrous metals and ferrous metals, to be shreddered into 10 mm pieces or smaller. 

Any AVIS project presented multiple challenges, which AVIS resolves with the engineers also thanks to its extensive experience in this type of plants across the world. AVIS will to design any plant with many machines and conveyors in a particular large department, taking into account also the space for maintenance. We also considered the possibility of extending the line in the future. 

Also, since the plant sorts multiple types of materials, we have to perform many tests in real time by personal supported by artificial intelligence computers to check the purity of the recycled material and the recovery rates.


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