Recycling & Waste Management

Spectral Imaging is commonly used in both the food-inspection and recycling industries to help differentiate, grade, and separate. For the recycling industry, legacy 'RGB' technologies are unable to pick out the precise spectral characteristics that distinguish similar-looking types of plastic or paper products. Since Going Green is now an important global initiative, the technology driving this industry needs to keep pace.

Headwall's hyperspectral sensors collect image data across hundreds of spectral bands with exceptional resolution. The output of this process is a hyperspectral cube comprising all the spatial and spectral data within the field of view. When analyzed, the data leads to efficient, sensible, and profit-generating decisions. Athough hyperspectral imaging sensors are relatively new within the recycling industry, Headwall's application-specific approach and a focus on robust, reliable instruments means that this technology is being deployed now!

Headwall's fast-frame-rate Near-Infrared (NIR) Hyperspec® sensors cover the range of 900nm to 1700nm and are perfect for high-speed lines found within the recycling industry. With this technology, the chemical composition of similar-looking materials is clearly distinguishable. Headwall's Hyperspec III software not only controls sensor operation but integrates seamlessly with downstream robotics to complete the identification and sorting cycle.

Since recycling is a multi-billion-dollar industry, it pays to be precise. And Headwall is able to produce hyperspectral sensor solutions that allow you to achieve real competitive differentiation by extracting more value from your high-speed operation.

You can download Headwall's NIR Data Sheet here.