Treatment and recycling of non-ferrous metals

Even non-ferrous metal mixtures consisting of, say, aluminium, copper, brass and zinc must be separated and cleaned before recycling. For this purpose, such mixtures are further processed in our X-ray fluorescence facility for metal sorting, the first of its kind in the world.

Processing is based on the principle of X-ray fluorescence. This involves using X-rays to knock electrons out of the material, leading to the emission of fluorescence radiation that is distinct for each element. This radiation is measured by a detector. If the measurement signal matches a preset ejection category (such as copper), this particle is separated from the other material by a focused air jet. Various non-ferrous metals are thus separated and sorted after processing.

Typical input materials of the plant:

Aluminium mixtures

Non-ferrous metals

Scrap from incineration plants

Non-ferrous metals from E-Recycling

Our Output:




Stainless Steel from incineration input

Stainless Steel


Contact us, we also do hired work:

+43 3843 2271

Ing. Andreas Säumel

DI Harald Hirt

Mayer Recycling GmbH
Murfeld 1
8770 Sankt Michael in der Obersteiermark
Telefon/Phone: + 43 3843 2271
Fax: +43 3843 2271 - 14