PlasTell NIR plastics scanner
Our PlasTell can instantly identify plastic items, enabling their rapid sorting. It's perfect for plastics identification, waste audits or education. Optionally, it also has a built-in battery (Professional version) for maximum portability.
Operating principle: transmittance-reflectance NIR spectroscopy, 1550-1950 nm - 2 NIR lamps built-in
Algorithms & library: state-of-the-art machine learning / AI algorithms included, no additional setup or fees. You can also create your own libraries.
Identification speed: < 1 s
Materials identified: PET, PP, PE, PC, ABS, PS, PMMA, POM, PA, PVC, PLA, PU and an additional 12 materials that you can add via our app for free
Power consumption: 5W, supplied via the included USB adapter with international plugs
Internal battery: built-in 2400 mAh Li-Po rechargeable battery, 6 hours of continuous measurements (Professional version only)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz) for updates & connection to our cloud, Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting to our app
App & cloud are included, as well as 1 GB of data storage and open-source communication library!
NIR analysis is very quick and typically no sample preparation is needed. However, the accuracy of this technique is lower than a full laboratory analysis of your sample. Our machine, like every other NIR scanner, can't identify black plastics. Some very thin (< 10 µm) films can also cause issues although most films can be easily identified.