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REDWAVE XRF – Increase the value of your metals with one single machine

Redwave XRF – Metal sorting with the most advanced technology on the market


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The future of every shredder operator depends on how well a system can effectively deal with constantly changing export markets, customer requirements and new mixes of materials available. The best processor is the one that can create furnace ready scrap that commands the best prices from the widest variety of customers. 

Today there are many options for getting a clean sorted product. But if you need a reliable and profitable system with the flexibility for new sorting scenarios and capability to grow with new business all backed by the experience of the world leader in advanced non-ferrous sorting, then the REDWAVE XRF/C is the ideal system designed for you. 

This technology is able to recover up to 10% more aluminum compared to XRT and increase your revenue. A quicker runtime of up to 25% helps to sort heavy metals into high purity products compared to heavy metals produced with XRT. 

13 years ago, REDWAVE invented the X-Ray Florescence (XRF) based sensor sorters for the recycling industry. In collaboration with leading scrap recyclers, REDWAVE adapted the XRF system for the metal recycling industry to be able to do what no other sensor sorter could. 

With a combination of XRF and camera technology in a compact industrial grade housing and using a free-fall concept rather than a conveyor belt, the sorted metal grades produced can reach purity levels high enough to sell directly to furnaces and refiners. It ́s an industry goal to cover the shredder’s operating costs by the revenue generated from the nonferrous output. But in a competitive market where every dollar counts, a fully sorted Zorba package can be worth up to 60% more than the value of the Zorba alone. The REDWAVE XRF/C has a compact footprint of only 10 square metres allowing integration into almost any existing plant. Moreover, operating only with one machine and a single vibratory feeder, repair and maintenance needs are minimal in comparison to belt type machines or multiple machines. 

The pioneering metal sorting technology will be presented at CARS 2021, we invite you to discover it in more detail on 29-30 September in Coventry UK, REDWAVE experts will be ready to support you to increase the value of your metals.

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Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.

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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

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