Located in Nashville, Tennessee, NRT is a leader in designing, manufacturing and installing optical sorting technology. Since our inception in 1981, our people have been industry thought-leaders and innovators. Today, we apply our technology in automated industrial inspection systems, materials handling and process control, particularly in processing material for recycling. Our team is focused on technology innovation, quality of manufacturing and a strong commitment to customer service.


During the past 30 years, NRT has developed dozens of technologies and advances for use in Near Infrared (NIR), X-ray and Color Line-Scan Camera Sorting applications and systems. Today, NRT owns or is the exclusive licensee of 39 U.S. patents and five foreign patents covering these disciplines, with others pending. Utilizing top-of-the-line technology and components, our equipment features scan rates of up to 10,000 scans-per-second and boasts industry leading capture rates.


NRT equipment is designed, manufactured and fully supported from its headquarters in Nashville. Intellectual property is developed in-house and owned by NRT, providing the control and excellence needed for second-to-none sorting performance. By controlling all aspects of technology, components and the manufacturing process, we know that our equipment will meet your performance needs now and in the future.

Customer Service

NRT has more than 30 years of experience exceeding the support requirements of our customers. By controlling our components, technology and software, you’ll receive complete and fast service. With a robust team of field technicians devoted to customer performance, along with remote diagnostics and support via a secure internet connection, you can be certain that your NRT equipment generates the results that you require throughout its life.