Initially designed with the specific aim to remove PVC from SRF in order to keep chlorine content low, Falcon has been further improved providing a series of unique tasks such as the online analysis of the stream.
The machine consists in few parts with different tasks but closely connected: a conveyor belt, an optical sensor and an air ejection unit. The waste is sent over some vibrating plates, in order to be scattered uniformly over the belt.
WHAT IS A NIR SEPARATOR?
All materials, subjected to a light radiation, reflect a radiation spectrum that is the fingerprint of that specific material. Falcon exploits this phenomenon to identify, by means of a hyperspectral camera, the materials travelling on a belt conveyor. According to the information gathered by the camera, a compressed air ejection system, located at the end of the conveyor, blows away the objects of the targeted material.
Falcon detection unit is the top technology in NIR spectrography, thanks to a superior spectral resolution: the density of measurement points along the spectrum is several times higher than traditional NIR separators.This improvement is crucial to obtain a maximum efficiency in material identification.
ONLINE QUALITY ANALYSIS
The extraordinary capabilities of Falcon hyperspectral camera allow not only to accurately distinguish several material, but also to perform an online material quality analysis, providing:
- chlorine content
- material composition
- low calorific value
These data are crucial for understanding the product quality and eventually improving it by performing adjustments to the plant configuration.
The machine has been designed with the maximum attention to safety issues. A series of safety interlocks allows the operator to always work in safe conditions, both during normal functioning and during maintenance.
A special attention has been paid to making Falcon easy to be integrated: it can be installed in any plant line and can be easily controlled remotely by the plant control system.