Multichannel scanning system from Comex (MSX series) provides a wide range of test possibilities to characterise and separate different materials. The main function is to characterise analysed particles in terms of their properties like colour, size, shape, texture, density, etc. The scanning results can easily be used to find differences between the particles and define measurement methods as well as sensor types to identify the particles of interests. Furthermore, the defined identification methods can be used to separate such particles into two separate fractions. This information can further be used for industrial scale sorting systems.