Simply Smarter Sorting

PlasticMax™ provides the most accurate separation of plastics in MRFs and PRFs, as well as C&D, C&D and MSW facilities. Using advanced algorithms and high-resolution NIR, color and metal sensors, PlasticMax™ performs full object analysis to capture even the most challenging materials, such as fully sleeved bottles and short fills.

Best In-Class Optical Sorters

All PlasticMax™  optical sorters combine high-resolution NIR, color, and metal sensors to accurately sort a wide variety of materials, using advanced algorithms. Out proprietary MaxSelect™ sequential scanning technology provides the best combination of scan rate, number of wavelength and NIR wavelength range (up to 2,500nm). The integrated ClearLight™ technology provides the best signal-to-noise ratio of any optical sorter in the industry because MSS doesn’t use grating or light beam splitters.

Models and Configurations

PlasticMax

For MRFs as well as MSW, RFD, C&I, and C&D facilities; this versatile base unit provides the best performance.

PurePlasticMax

For plastic recyclers; sorts even the most challenging plastics, such as full-body sleeved PET, PE, and PP bottles. In-flight detection over an illuminated reference provides higher signal levels for transparent items.

FilmMax

For film recyclers; MSS’ proprietary material handling allows for removal of contaminants and off-color materials from pre-shredded plastic film and flexible packaging.

eMax

For electronic scrap/WEEE recyclers; and even higher NIR and color resolutions allows the handling of smaller particle sizes. In-flight detection over and illuminated reference allows the sorting of various durable plastics (ABS, HIPS, PC, PMMA) from pre-shredded materials.

FlakeMax

For plastic recyclers; it provides the highest pixel resolution of the CIRRUS® family. In-flight detection over an illuminated reference allow it to separate contaminants and off-color materials from plastic flake, including black items.

PlasticMax™ Sort Efficiency

In an independent 2016 study, PurePlasticMax™ topped five other competitors with the highest sorting performance. The study focused on the identification of PET bottles of various colors (substrate) behind partially or fully sleeved labels of various colors.

Next-Generation Optical Fiber Sorting Technology

Based on the popular CIRRUS® sensor platform, the FiberMax™ provides operation flexibility and top of the line sensing capabilities. MaxSelect™ utilizes patented sequential technology for the highest-definition image possible. High number of NIR and color wavelengths make it possible to change sort setups by only software programming, no hardware changes required. ClearLight™ technology provides the best signal-to-noise ratio of any optical sorter in the recycling industry. MSS doesn’t use gratings or light beam splitters, so detectors receive the maximum amount of reflected light possible, allowing for the most accurate detection of highly transparent items such as lightweight single-serve PET bottles.

Take Control of Your Operating Cost and Product Marketability

All PlasticMax™ optical sorters combine high-resolution NIR, color, and metal sensors to accurately sort a wide variety of materials, using advanced algorithms. Our proprietary MaxSelect™ sequential scanning technology provides the best combination of scan rate, number of wavelengths and NIR wavelength range (up to 2,500nm). The integrated ClearLight™ technology provides the best signal-to-noise ratio of any optical sorter in the industry because MSS doesn’t use gratings or light beam splitters.

Features

  • NIR and color always included
  • Detection options:
    •  Over-the-belt
    • In flight with reflective reference
    • In flight over illuminated reference
  • Continuous automated internal calibration
  • Single-eject or dual-eject setup
  • Color touchscreen with remote access
  • Language selection
  • Change recipes by the touch of a button
  • Statistics/QC reports
  • Split Configuration upgrade available
  • All-metal detector upgrade available

Specifications

  • Machine width: 1200–2800mm (48”–112”)
  • Capacity paper*: 2.0–12.0 ton/hr
  • Efficiency*: Up to 98%
  • Electricity: 8–12kW
  • Compressed air: 100psi / 7 bar

* Actual throughput and performance depends on a number of factors including, but not limited to, input material composition, particle size, bulk density and % of targeted materials.