Sweden’s Optisort has launched of the OBS 2.0, the company’s second generation battery sorter.
The OBS 600, includes a new feeding system which allows a throughput of eight batteries per second, improved line up with more accurate classification and new ID-units with enhanced accessibility for maintenance.
The system also comes with a feature for recirculation of unidentified batteries, which decreases the rate of unidentified batteries to less than three per cent. With the new features the total throughput per hour increases to over 600 kg.
The patent-pending technology used in the OBS 600 uses classification technology to sort of all kinds of required chemistries in cylindrical and 9V batteries. The system automatically sorts batteries based on their chemical composition and collects detailed information about the brands, models and types of batteries that are being processed.
Optisort is also introducing a rental offer which meets the needs of sorters and recyclers who sign short tender deals with compliance schemes, enabling them to move from smaller volumes with less capital expenditure.