Sikora AG is launching the Purity Scanner, which inspects plastic pellets for contamination. The bad pellets are sorted out, so that only clean pellets are processed into hoses and tubes.
Sikora showed the scanner at K 2013.
The Purity Scanneris the first system than can inspect colored pellets for impurities, because of its X-ray technology.
Pellets are fed on a vibrating ramp, and not a conveyor belt.
"A conveyor belt itself can create contaminations," said Siegmar Lampe, head of research and development at Sikora, based in Bremen, Germany.
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