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.

CIRRUS® FiberMax™

FiberMax™ optical sorter maximizes fiber quality for best marketability to China and other markets while reducing manual sorter headcount.

CIRRUS® PlasticMax™

The CIRRUS® PlasticMax is the industry’s most efficient optical sorter for containers and plastic recovery. PlasticMax accurately identifies and recovers the most challenging material, such as black plastics, short fills, labels, and PET-G.


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.


MetalMiner™ is our latest and most advanced induction-based true all-metal sensor that sorts ferrous, non-ferrous, and stainless steel down to 1mm in size. Our patent pending MapLine™ algorithm maximizes recovery rates and provides a clean eject fraction.

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