Launched in a new format in spring this year, the X-TRACT, TOMRA´s X-Ray transmission system
, has been awarded a «Special Mention», by the German Design Awards 2017 in the category «industry». -According to the jury, the X-TRACT reflects the high performance and efficiency of the sorting system in its techno-functional design and its striking colouring.
The "Special Mention" is awarded to products whose design features particularly successful sub-aspects or solutions – an award that honours the commitment of companies and designers. The goal of the German Design Awards is to discover, present and honour unique design trends. The awards ceremony of the German Design Award 2017 will take place within the context of Ambiente 2017 in Frankfurt am Main.
Valerio Sama, Product Manager at TOMRA Sorting Recycling comments on the award: «We are very proud that the X-TRACT design was recognized with the German Design Award. Passion for innovation, focus on finding solutions which serve customer needs and functional design are our daily impulses to make our sorting systems better and better».
The nomination and judging process
The German Design Award sets the highest standards when it comes to selecting the prize - winners: in the nomination process, panels of experts from the German Design Council invite only those products and communication design services to participate in the competition that demonstrably set themselves apart from their competitors thanks to their design quality.
The jury of the German Design Award 2017 is made up of design experts from various disciplines. They come from the world of business, education and science as well as the design industry and are recognized leading authorities in their respective fields.
The new X-TRACT
In its newly launched format, the pioneering X-TRACT was introduced to the market at IFAT 2016, one of the world's leading trade fairs for environmental technologies. Equipped with a new sensor, the system is an extremely powerful and efficient sorting tool, resulting in industry leading performance and stability.
For operators, the enhanced sorting system can secure higher metal recovery purity, more yield, consistent product quality and ensure the recovery of salable by-products.
TOMRA Sorting Recycling's designers have further reduced the machine's operating costs, as well as delivered upgraded fractions. New user-friendly features include an intuitive and flexible touch-screen interface for process control and adjustment. All of this leads to greater yield and increased profits.