CLARITY: Optical and sensor sorting machines

Binder+Co can draw on over 30 years of experience in the field of optical and sensor-based sorting. The modular, sensor-based sorting system CLARITY combines this long-standing experience with the latest and most efficient sensor technologies and classification algorithms, thus setting new standards in terms of sorting results that were previously unattainable.

Sensor Fusion by Binder+Co - we adapt our sorting systems to the specific tasks and equip CLARITY with different sensors. The special feature is that the sensors used not only work in combination, but the sensory data is linked to specially developed evaluation algorithms. This allows for the simultaneous sorting of heat-resistant glass ceramics, lead glass, or wire glass without the use of X-ray fluorescence.

With its stable detection quality and state-of-the-art high-speed sorting valve technology, CLARITY ensures high sorting precision and throughput performance.


Its modular design, easy retrofitting and upgrading of existing machines, and the ability to split the machines for treating two material stream at the same time allow CLARITY to be precisely adapted to the required performance.

CLARITY stands out with its user-friendly MMI software for operating the sorting system, good accessibility for maintenance and functional checks, as well as its automated sensor cleaning and valve condition monitoring, making it uncomplicated to operate

Above all, CLARITY impresses with its cost-effectiveness: subsequent process steps are relieved, production quantities and product qualities are increased, and at the same time, processing costs (process water, energy costs) are reduced

Sorting by

+ Color and Shape
+ Transmittance properties
+ Materialtype
+ Chemical composition
Electrical conductivity (inductive)


+ Production of pure material- and color classes
+ Separation of contaminants and impurities
+ Material recovery
+ Quality control

Our sensor systems

+ Cameras and sensor systems  applicable in the VIS, UV and NIR light ranges
+ Inductive sensors
+ LIBS technology
Reflection and Transmission mode
+ Sensor Fusion: Combination of different sensor systems
Artificial Intelligence



+CLARITY Complete Technology

- CLARITY Complete Technology enables the removal of even more impurities with just one machine. This means that entire sorting stages can be saved.

- CLARITY Complete Technology can be installed in new plants or used as a plant upgrade without having to adapt the infrastructure.

- All configurations of the standard CLARITY are also available in the Complete Technology version:

- 2-/3-way sorting system

- Fine/coarse sorting

- Different valve settings

- Output from front and rear


Sorting tasks

Metal, CSP, lead glass, glass ceramic and colour sorting

Metal, CSP, glass ceramic, plastic and colour sorting

Metal, KSP, glass ceramic and colour sorting

Metal, lead glass and plastic sorting


+ Material acceleration via charging belt

+ Expandable with AI

+ VIS, NIR, INDUCTION,  3D Scanner

+ Sensor fusion possible

+ Suitable for non-slippery materials

+ Sensor and valve resolution adaptable to feed material

+ Can be configured for large or small objects

+ construction widths: 1000; 1400 mm


+ Compact, fully automatic LIBS sorting system

+ Chute sorter version

+ 1 or 3 channel system (retrofittable)

+ 2 or 3 way version

+ no autofocus unit necessary

+ integrated ablation laser for surface cleaning

+ sensor fusion with colour camera

+ high throughputs

+ simple loading system

+ fast payback times

+CLARITY AI Technology (optional sensor and software add-on)

+ Artificial intelligence

+ Highly complex and efficient classification algorithms

+ Wavelength optimised precision optics

+ High resolution camera

+ Enables correct classification even for optically similar materials



+ Automatic quality control

+ Standardised sampling and analysis procedures

+ Modular design

+ Retrofittable in existing plants

+ Process steps:

  • Automatic sampling
  • Drying (optional)
  • Screening
  • Material class-based analysis by CLARITY QC
  • Optimised evaluation and archiving software

+ Increased plant efficiency and product quality control

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 can use our comprehensive testing facility.

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