Turnkey material recovery facilities

Discover the different types of sorting line

Selective collection

Néos offers selective-collection sorting facilities, combining the robustness of tried-and-tested equipment with innovation.

A pioneer in the study of work station ergonomics, néos places operator comfort at the facility of its designs.

▸ The method

The goal of this method is to permit the valorization of the different recyclable materials present following selective collection of household packaging.

The process begins with sizing modules (granulometric and morphological). Once calibrated in this fashion, the product is sorted by means of optical separation modules… The quality of the products is checked manually in the sorting cabin before they are sent to the automated conditioning line.

▸ An adaptive design

Owing the expansion of waste disposal guidelines, the composition of collected waste varies greatly according to its provenance.

Variation in composition:

In order to process input flows in their entirety, our sorting lines integrate buffer sections upstream of processing loops. Thus, variations can be instantly absorbed while ensuring optimal sorting performance of the machines.

Evolution of the waste deposit:

We conceive adaptive processes which allow sorting of an ever-evolving inflow (sorting of plastic bottles according to resin type, changing proportions of recyclable household packaging and newspapers/magazines, increased presence of film…)

Noé Drive, an operational support application directly integrated into our control interface, completes these choices of technology and dimensioning. The sorting line can therefore adapt to the inflow and optimal sorting efficiency is ensured.

▸ Benefits of this high-rate/high-yield process

Néos-designed facilities offer the following advantages:

  • In-house development of supervision and automation, enabling customized processing capacity together with control of the number of operators for each facility, lowering production costs.
  • Optimal working conditions for operators (compliance with the French NF X 35-702 standards)
  • Adaptability of the process, ensuring optimal sorting efficiency.

Residual household waste (rhw)

Facilities for the preparation of residual household waste utilize an innovative process to classify the diverse materials constituting such deposits.

▸ The method

The goal is to automatically separate the diverse materials constituting RHW flows in order to direct them towards the appropriate valorization channels.
The inputs, once pre-sorted, are arranged in the hopper of a bag-opener unit. They are then sifted before being automatically sorted according to their granulometry, density, or structure.
The fine fraction (0-80 mm), mostly composed of organic material, is directed to the biological stabilization channel.
The medium-heavy fraction is separated by densimetric sorting, with ferrous and non-ferrous metals and potentially certain plastics being automatically extracted for valorization, and remaining material being directed to the final outlet.
The medium-light fraction is isolated by densimetric sorting and sent to lines for the preparation of Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF).

▸ The advantages of this process

Néos-designed facilities offer the following advantages:

  • Total automation, avoiding contact between operators and waste A high processing capacity (greater than 30 metric tons per hour per line)
  • A process constantly evolving to meet the various demands of downstream industries

Common industrial waste (CIW)

Néos sorting facilities for common industrial waste (CIW) or construction waste offer a flexible, innovative, high-rate, high-yield process permitting optimization of treatment costs while maintaining operator comfort.

▸ The method

The objective is to permit the valorization of the different recyclable materials present in the deposit to be treated.

The process starts with a pre-sorting step to select the materials compatible with the downstream process. The deposit is transferred to a supply module regulating the flow of the facility.
The products are then transferred to a granulometric selection step. The materials are separated and transferred for further processing. Large materials are sorted manually, while medium ones are divided into heavy and light categories before manual sorting.
Appropriately positioned storage equipment, automated or not, allows great operational flexibility.

▸ Adaptive design

All our facilities are designed for the treatment of deposits with varying compositions.
Our control interface and maintenance assistance tools help to ensure the durability, availability rate and ease of use of the facility.

▸ Benefits of this high-rate/high-yield process

Néos-designed facilities offer the following advantages:

  • Optimized automation
  • A high treatment capacity with a reduced number of operators and therefore decreased production cost
  • Optimized sorting efficiency
  • Operator working conditions improved by placement at the end of the line, in a quality control capacity
  • Operator comfort assured by ventilation, air conditioning, and dust removal
  • An adaptable process guaranteeing optimal sorting efficiency.