Optical Separation

MSS, a division of the CP Group, leads the industry in state-of-the-art optical sorting systems. Optical sorters are field-proven to provide efficient and effective automated separation for paper, plastic, metals, glass, wood, E-Scrap, and more.

MSS designs and manufactures the highest quality, fastest optical sorters, which are custom-designed to meet the specific needs of each system. MSS optical sorters can be easily integrated into any existing system.


MSS’s newest generation NIR and color separator, the CIRRUS® features a full-spectrum high resolution NIR sensor that is capable of identifying and accurately sorting a wide variety of mixed materials.

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Using an ultra high-resolution color camera system, the L-VIS® is capable of sorting by size and shape, with color sorting applications. For electronic scrap applications, a proprietary algorithm is available for the detection of wires in electronic scrap.

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The MSS ALADDIN™ uses NIR (near infra-red) and color sensing technology to sort by resin and color simultaneously. An optional transmission sensor allows for the sorting by opacity as well as positive identification of black plastics such as thermoforms.


The SAPPHIRE™ features a full spectrum near infrared (NIR) sensor sorts plastics by type, extracting both mixed plastics and specific plastic resins.


FiberSort™ separates out non-fiber items and brown cardboard from a mixed fiber stream. Ideal for low-volume applications.

Glass Colorsort™

The Glass ColorSort™ separates opaque contaminants such as ceramics, stones, and porcelain (CSP) from the mixed glass and sorts it by color. Sophisticated software algorithms correct for the effects of dirt and other contamination. Automatic velocity detectors compensate for any moisture effects in the infeed material.


The MetalSort™ and sorts ferrous, non-ferrous, and stainless steel particles down to 1mm in size. Operates either as a stand alone unit or as an upgrade to any of MSS’s optical sorters.

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