Optical Picking Stations are an ideal solution for the automated sorting of mixed plastics, beverage cartons, paper, cardboard and metal.
A multiway sorting system comprising up to 6 NIR (Near Infra-red) sorting heads positioned above a flat conveyor belt, with one central control panel for the setting of all the sorters – forming a fully automatic picking station.
Each sorting station has its own discharge conveyor. Air jets fire upwards, through slots in the belt, lifting targeted products into the appropriate ejection chambers. Here, via discharge conveyors, they drop into the corresponding bays beneath.
Each sorting head can be fitted with RGB* colour cameras and metal recognition, allowing comprehensive material sorting by both type and colour.
These optical picking stations are available with 2, 4 or 6 way sorting / picking and in two belt width options, either 1600mm or 2000mm.
The sorters can also be supplied as conventional stand-alone NIR or optical units.
*RGB is an additive colour model in which red, green, and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colours. The name of the model comes from the initials of the three additive primary colours, red, green, and blue.