TOMRA Sorting Recycling to showcase leading metals sorting technology at ISRI 2021

TOMRA Sorting Recycling, a global leader in sensor-based sorting, will feature its broad range of innovative metals sorting technology during the virtual ISRI 2021 Convention & Exposition, 20-22 April and 27-29 April. Through a combination of video, product displays, customer testimonials and TOMRA team member interaction, platinum level exhibitor TOMRA Sorting Recycling will guide recyclers through the right sorting technology for different metal material streams.  

Attendees are invited to join TOMRA experts from 14:45 – 15:05pm EDT on the show’s opening day, 20 April, for a demonstration entitled Metal Sorting Without Compromise where TOMRA will highlight the latest technological developments available to the metal recycling industry and how sensor-based sorting can sort even the most complex mixed material fractions into valuable profit streams.

TOMRA’s virtual showcase will be divided into four different material stream pillars – End of Life Vehicle (ELV) processing, Waste-to-Energy, E-Scrap and Aluminium. The showcase will provide an in-depth insight into the latest technologies recyclers are employing to profitably sort these different materials.

ELV Processing

Used by many ELV processors, TOMRA’s FINDER is renowned for effectively recovering high purity metal fractions, regardless of composition complexity or grain size. Featuring exclusive SUPPIX® and Z-TECH technologies, FINDER delivers exceptional purity levels and consistent sorting performance. X-TRACT for magnesium removal uses XRT technology to help ELV operations produce low-magnesium Twitch from Zorba across the full-size spectrum, from 0.2-4.7 in (5-120 mm).


Processing E-Scrap is challenging, with a constantly changing landscape. The material stream consists of many different plastic colours and grades, and manufacturers are creating varied printed circuit board (PCB) colours – red, blue, green, yellow, etc. Processors need a flexible sorting system to effectively sort the material stream.

ISRI attendees will learn how the TOMRA AUTOSORT® FINES near infrared (NIR) and visible spectroscopy (VIS) technologies can selectively sort the E-Scrap stream by colour and material composition.

Aluminum Smelting

Nearly 80% of aluminium processing facilities worldwide using sensor-based sorting to produce high purity aluminium scrap rely on TOMRA technology. In head-to-head testing with alternative sorting equipment, TOMRA X-TRACT, featuring Dual Processing Technology, effectively separates aluminium from mixed heavy metal fractions to deliver unparalleled recycled aluminium purity. Its superior sensor and X-ray set-up can also detect subtle density differences between aluminium and magnesium.

The enhanced X-ray technology found in X-TRACT X6 FINES sorts metal grains as small as 0.2 in (5 mm) in size at unrivalled purity rates reaching 98-99%. Featuring Duoline® Dual Energy Technology, X-TRACT X6 FINES employs two independent devices with different spectral sensitivities so materials are sorted regardless of thickness.


As sustainability efforts increasingly call for more materials to be diverted from landfill, the waste-to-energy market continues to expand. Incinerator bottom ash (IBA) resulting from the combustion of waste contains valuable metals that can be sorted to further increase sustainability efforts and profitability.

TOMRA X-TRACT effectively sorts aluminium from heavier metals like copper, brass and zinc as well as coins. Adding TOMRA COMBISENSE with FLUID COOL® technology for maximum yield stability to the line allows heavy metals to be further sorted by colour to maximize product recovery and profits.

TOMRA invites ISRI attendees to learn more about the company’s broad line of solutions and technologies available for scrap metal recyclers at:

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