Intelligent Technologies
for Plastic Detection

... with the IoSys units from Europe's leading detection specialist

Areas of Application

Mobile plastic detection
by intelligent NIR technologies :

mIRoGun 4.0

Detection of bright and black plastics, flame retardants and fillers by combination solution :

mIRoSpark 2.0

Stationary automatic analysis of flakes and granulates :


Different NIR solutions for a lot of industrial tasks in plastic detection and sorting :

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Detection of flame retardants :

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Special offers

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Mobile Plastic and
Textile Analysis

mIRoGun 4.0
- latest version -

Black plastics
and ingredients

mIRoSpark 2.0
- new model -

Stationary Analysis
of Granulates and Flakes

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Online Solutions


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Detection of
Flame Retardants

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The desktop solution for the detection of all thermoplastics – even black plastics – and for flame retardants, additives and fillers by combination of NIR spectrometry and Sliding Spark spectrometry in one unit


mIRoSpark – The precise „Know-it-all“ – a universal solution for plastic analysis. It is the all-round combination unit of NIR and Sliding Spark technologies for the detection of plastics of all types and colours, flame retardants and fillers.


With this technology combination practically all common types of plastics, regardless of color, size, structure (films, foils, granules, solid, foamed, carpets and textiles) can be identified together with their additive elements like fire retardants and heavy metals. For sample preparation, to remove dust and dirt or paintings the sample surface can be easily cleaned by scratching with a knife.

Description and Operation

The basic principle of the NIR technology is the diffuse reflection spectroscopy whereby characteristic absorption behaviors of different polymer types are used in that spectral region. The polymer sample is radiated with a infrared light and the reflected light of the measuring place is analyzed using a near infrared detector array. The basic principle of the Sliding Spark technology is the thermal vaporization of a small amount of the plastic surface using a train of defined high-current sliding sparks. The material components in the spark plasma are vaporized, atomized and activated to emit radiation.

For plastic identification one of the measuring pistols is simply pressed on to the analysis sample. The measurement begins by pressing the start button on the pistol grip. After one second an integrated color TFT-screen displays the recognized polymer. The measuring pistols are connected with a 2 m cable each to the instrument. The optical signals are transported via fiber cable to the spectrometer systems. Parameter settings can be set by using an integrated touchscreen. Additional connections like an USB-interface allow data transfer.

Identification of different plastic types is the result of a trained pattern recognition. After the measurement of the plastic sample the optical information are processed by a neural network. The result of the calculation is a list of the most probable polymer type identified within a probability of 0 and 100%.

Additive detection is performed by the characteristic atomic emission for an element of the additive in the optical spectra. The intensities of defined spectral lines are compared with preset threshold values. An element is detected if the pre-set threshold value is exceeded. After calibration with known samples, the system enables semi-quantitative analysis of inorganic contents in the sub-% concentration range.

The software allows detailed spectra viewing, loading, saving and editing. The setting of different measuring parameters as so as the possibility to display the resulting spectra easily allows to develop own applications.

Technical Data

Dimensions: 364 x 200 x 376 mm
Weight: 14 kg
Power Supply: 100V, 110V or 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Optional Accessories

  • Transmission measurement of transparent hollow bodies like bottles etc. with external light source

Specials of this unit

  • Identification of plastics from household- and electronics waste as well as carpets and textiles
  • On site analysis e.g. in disassembling areas
  • Non-destroying measurement with mIRo-part
  • Identification of black plastics with SSS2-part
  • Less than 1 sec. measuring time
  • Measurement of foils and granulates possible
  • Detection of significant halogen-containing fire retardants and heavy metal containing additives
  • Detailed spectra overview for easy evaluation
  • 8 additional materials/spectra can be added
  • Printout of the identification result on the built-in mini-plotter


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