Recycling and Raw Materials

Products and Services Recycling and Raw Materials

Elemental Analysis of Particle Streams in High-Throughput Applications

  • Material analysis with laser spectroscopy
  • Inline automatic test systems for the recycling industry
  • Non-contact analysis of objects moving with up to 3 m/s
  • High measuring rates of up to 40 Hz
  • Measuring distances of up to 1 m
  • Single particle detection, acquisition of particle geometry
  • Real-time data evaluation and sorting decision
  • Fully automated sorting of material streams

Studies and Prototype Development

  • Feasibility studies
  • Customer tailored solutions
  • Prototypes for industrial applications

Mobile Analysis Systems

  • Compact laser spectroscopic systems
  • Material identification without mechanical sample preparation
  • Simultaneous multi-element analysis
  • Receiving inspection of secondary raw material
  • Test for mixed-up components

Analysis and Identification of

  • Steel, high quality steel
  • Light metals
  • Plastics
  • Minerals, raw materials


Fricke-Begemann, C., Graf, N.: 
Lasereinsatz im Recycling. 
Optik & Photonik 6, Nr. 3, 47-50, 2011

Werheit, P., Fricke-Begemann, C., Gesing, M., Noll, R.: 
Fast single piece identification with a 3D scanning LIBS for aluminium cast and wrought alloys recycling.
J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 26, 2166-2174, 2011

Fricke-Begemann, C., Jander, P., Wotruba, H., Gaastra, M.
Laser-based online analysis of minerals 
Zement Kalk Gips Int. 63, 65-70

Fricke-Begemann, C., Noll, R., Wotruba, H., Schmitz, C. 
Lasergestützte Materialanalyse zur Sortierung mineralischer Rohstoffe 
In: Sensorgestützte Sortierung 2010. Clausthal-Zellerfeld: GDMB 2010. Schriftenreihe d. GDMB Gesellschaft für Bergbau, Metallurgie, Rohstoff- und Umwelttechnik. H. 122, 49-50

Fricke-Begemann, C., Noll, R., Wotruba, H., Schmitz, C. 
Schnell und flexibel. Fast and flexible
AT Aufbereitungs Technik - Mineral Processing 51, Nr 01-02, 50-59

Noll, R., Fricke-Begemann, C., Jander, P., Kuhlen, T., Sturm, V., Werheit, P., Makowe, J.
Perspektiven der Lasertechnik zur Steigerung der Ressourceneffizienz
In: Rohstoffeffizienz und Rohstoffinnovationen. Hrsg.: U. Teipel. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verl. 2010. pp. 287-298. ISBN 978-3-8396-0097-9

Ü. Aydin, R. Noll, J. Makowe
Automatic sorting of aluminium alloys by fast LIBS identification
Progress in Analytical Chemistry in the Steel and Metal Industries 7
309-314, 2006