ProSort II airless metal recovery system uses 75 percent less energy than an air-driven sorter
Introduced in 2010, Eriez’ ProSort II Airless Metal Recovery System includes all of the advanced features of the original ProSort, but with twice as many sensors per paddle. The inverted paddle design enables better detection of both larger and smaller metallics – even some wire.
Using 75 percent less energy than an air-driven sorter, ProSort II Airless Metal Recovery System allows improved metals recovery, helps reduce landfill waste and re-use of metals. It is designed for the most efficient and economical processing of shredded automobiles, co-mingled recyclables, electronic scrap, glass cullet, foundry and many other resource recovery operations.
ProSort II Airless Metal Recovery System uses high sensitivity metal sensors aligned with low energy electromagnetically driven paddles to separate valuable metals from waste material.
“With twice as many sensors per paddle than the original ProSort, the detection capability of ProSort II is unsurpassed,” says Mike Shattuck, Product Manager–Recycling Equipment.
The ProSort II Airless Metal Recovery System uses a traditional conveyor belt and sensors to detect metals, then, instead of costly air reject systems, economical two-inch “electromagnetic motorized paddles” reject material. These paddles are positioned side-by-side in a bank as wide as the belt, so when the sensors detect metal on the belt, the control circuit energizes the appropriate paddle at the moment the metal passes below/under, diverting from the product stream. This system recovers the majority of nonferrous and stainless steel from the waste stream.
The energy-efficient, waste-reducing ProSort II Airless Metal Recovery System is part of Eriez’ line-up of Eco-Certified products. Eriez developed an eco-certification designation for a variety of its high-end recycling equipment, including the ProSort, ProSort II and FinesSort Metal Recovery Systems and Eddy Current Separators (ECS).