Black plastics are everywhere; cars, vehicles, electronics, packaging, and plastic bags. Instead of recycling, they are burned for energy or dumped in a landfill since efficient and reliable technology has not been available to sort black plastics – until now. Hyperspectral imaging is the only technology capable of sorting different black plastic types when used on the MWIR spectral range.
Specim FX50 is the only hyperspectral camera on the market covering the full mid-wave infrared (MWIR) spectral range of 2.7 – 5.3 μm required for black plastics sorting.
Specim FX50 allows fast and reliable sorting of:
The fast frame rate of the Specim FX50 combined with its high spatial resolution allows 300 kg of 2×2 cm plastic flakes to be sorted per minute (a 1-meter wide conveyor belt running 2 m/s). This high throughput makes the Specim FX50 a competitive option for the recycling industry where cost is a major concern.