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EVK presents the ABAS ThinLine family of inductive sensors for metal detection in industrial sorting

Graz, July 15th, 2020: EVK, an expert company in industrial imaging, introduces ABAS ThinLine, a new family of spatially resolved inductive sensors for real-time detection of ferrous and non-ferrous metal objects in industrial sorting.

The new ABAS TL (ThinLine) sensor devices are used in secondary raw material recovery by detecting metallic contaminants and eliminating them in the sorting process, or in the recuperation of metals from bulk material in various industries. The areas of application can be found in the recycling of polymers, recycling of electronic waste, sorting of construction and demolition waste, wood processing, to name a few.

ABAS TL inductive sensors are available in standard working widths of 600mm, 1000mm, 1200mm, 1600mm and 2000mm and support most of the common working widths of sorting machines. Designed as an easy to install device, ABAS TL are equipped with a standardized GigE Vision industrial interface. Output data can be fed directly into an EVK proprietary I/O system which drives actuators of the sorting system. As a result, sorting machine builders can easily integrate ABAS TL in their sorting machine lines, without the need to develop any specific interfaces to their machines.

Matjaz Novak, CEO of EVK, explains: “The development of the ABAS TL was aimed at creating a product that meets the performance requirements of our customers, is optimized in terms of size and weight, and is economically attractive as a stand-alone product. The ABAS TL metal sensors can also be used as a supplement to our existing product portfolio. In combination with our HELIOS Hyperspectral Imaging cameras and our data processing capabilities, our customers can create solutions tailored to their specific application requirements, all from a single source.”

Paul Fuchs, Head of EVK Professional Services, adds: “We are seeing great interest from machine manufacturers in the use of ABAS TL, for example in the extraction of metal from recycled PET bottles or for the detection and separation of aluminum objects. However, ABAS TL is also used in the removal of hazardous materials such as batteries. “Fuchs continues: “With our Professional Services team, we support our customers in the integration of ABAS TL directly in the line as well as in after-sales support on site or via remote support. We take into account the fact that time-to-market is an important factor for our customers.”

About EVK

EVK is an expert company in industrial imaging and data processing and provides sensor-based solutions for sorting and analysing bulk material in the recycling, mining, food, pharmaceutical industry and many more. The company specializes in the classification and analysis of data using hyperspectral and inductive sensor technologies. EVK’s solutions provide users with key data for process optimisation. For more information, please contact us at More information can be found at

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