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Ocean Insight today announced it has acquired technology from Rigaku Analytical Devices that uses light to assess scrap aluminum quickly and efficiently for recycling purposes.
Orlando, Florida, USA (November 21, 2022) – Ocean Insight today announced it has acquired technology from Rigaku Analytical Devices that uses light to assess scrap aluminum quickly and efficiently for recycling purposes.
Consumer demand for goods containing aluminum is growing each year. Combining its new Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy-based (LIBS) SpeedSorterTM high-speed aluminum sorting technology with the Rigaku Analytical Devices handheld LIBS units gives Ocean Insight’s customers increased flexibility when evaluating aluminum, regardless of environment or alloy grade. This includes increased capabilities to determine the chemical composition of each piece of scrap aluminum before sorting into distinct types that can be melted down and recycled.
With a battery life that lasts all day, the portable and rugged LIBS handheld units are ideal for use in scrapyards around the world, for example, when scanning incoming material. “We are seeing a structural shift in the global economy towards sustainability and operating with more sustainable solutions across a wide range of industries. Ocean Insight is committed to advancing the circular economy. The LIBS handheld instruments play a key role in designing out waste and incorporating recycled materials in the future.”
Enjoy this three-minute video guide to the 2023 Prism Award winner – an industrial-grade, LIBS-based sensor for in-line scrap metals sorting in challenging environments.
Aluminum is one of the most popular production materials on the planet. But producing new aluminum is highly energy-intensive, and manufacturing methods leave a large carbon footprint. Technology like the SpeedSorter is helping to address that.