Glass sorting in highest quality


Glass sorting systems from
the world market leader

Glass sorting by Binder+Co

Binder+Co is the world market leader in sensor-based processing of cullet. We first applied ourselves to the optical sorting of waste glass as early as 1989 and have been exploring it ever since. In 1998, we launched the first three-way system in the market, thus revolutionising the recycling of secondary raw materials. In 2010 Binder+Co won the Austrian State Prize for Innovation for its sensor-based sorting of glass ceramics. Since 2014, we have been able to sort glass even in the smallest sizes from 1mm onwards.
Glass is a unique valuable substance and basic material which can be recycled endless times without any loss in quality. Cullet from waste glass is an indispensable component in the manufacture of new glass. Using 100% cullet from waste glass in the glass manufacturing process will account for energy savings of up to 30% in comparison to the use of primary raw materials. In order for glass to become a high-value secondary raw material, it must be freed from any impurities and sorted according to colour.

CLARITY – the innovative sorting system from Binder+Co

The CLARITY is much more than just an optical sorting device; it can help you transform your recyclable materials into hard cash:
Sensor Fusion by Binder+Co – we adapt our sorting systems to the specific tasks of the customer and equip the CLARITY with corresponding sensors. The special situation here is that not only do the fitted-out sensors work in combination with each other, but the sensor data thus produced is combined with specially developed evaluation algorithms.  And this allows for a simultaneous sorting of heat-resistant glass ceramics, lead glass or armoured glass without applying X-ray fluorescence.
With its stable detection quality and latest high-speed sorting valve technology, the CLARITY guarantees high separation grades and high throughput.
Its modular design, easy retrofitting in existing plants and divisibility of the machines lends the CLARITY a precise adjustment to the specific performance required. 
The CLARITY is characterised by a user-friendly MMI software for the operation of the sorting system, easy access for maintenance and function checks, and is thus uncomplicated in its operation.
The CLARITY’s most convincing feature, however, is its economical side: the subsequent process steps are alleviated, production volumes and product qualities increased and, simultaneously, processing costs (process water, energy costs) reduced.

Tasks & Applications

  • Color separation
  • Fine grain sorting
  • Separation of contaminants (e.g. ceramics, lead glass or organic contaminants)

Types & Models

Technical Specifications

Number of ways 2 - 3
Material feed Chute
Sensors Transmission VIS, UV,
inductive metal detection,
Sensor Fusion
Material output Pneumatic high-speed effectors
Grain sizes 1 – 15 mm
3 – 25 mm
10 – 60 mm
Sorting widths 700 mm,
1000 mm,
1400 mm

(divisible once into segments of 100 mm)

As close to the customer as possible

With our wide-ranging product portfolio, we offer our customers optimum processing of their product – not only with stand-alone systems but also complete concepts and turn-key plants. Only the optimum plant concept leads to securing an economic and technological advantage for our customers.
For the best possible fulfillment of specific customer requirements, we provide our customers with a comprehensive testing facility which can carry out systematic test processes tailored to the task in hand.

Top-notch After Sales service

Binder+Co offers you a comprehensive range of services throughout the complete life cycle of your plants and machinery. And always with the aim of keeping your productivity at the highest level or improving it. For this reason you can enjoy the following support on top of installation and commissioning:

  • Training courses on operation and maintenance
  • 24-hour service hotline for fast troubleshooting in emergencies
  • Quick availability of more than 8,000 spare parts
  • Efficient dispatch logistics worldwide
  • Flexible service teams for continuous optimisation of the performance of your machinery and plants and to ensure lasting and reliable operation
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Binder+Co USA Inc.
+1 720 577 1921
6345 Downing Street
Denver, Colorado 80216

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