Waste Sorting Robot

Waste Sorting Robot

A new waste sorting robot has been launched by Canadian recycling equipment manufacturer, Machinex at WasteExpo in Las Vegas. SamurAI machine features a four articulations robot with artificial intelligence technology to identify materials for an accurate, positive product recovery or a precise quality control function.

The manufacturer explained the robot manages to reach 70 picks per minute, the double number of what a human can sort. It operates to a predetermined order of task hierarchy to maximise financial return, while continually improving and learning from operating experience to assure maximum recognition efficiency.

Machinex’s development comes as a response to MRF operator requirements, because the system will reduce their reliance on manual labour working in difficult environments, therefore reducing ongoing operating costs while improving overall system performance.

“We developed this technology further to always answer the evolution of the market needs,” said Pierre Pare, CEO of Machinex Group. “Machinex has nearly 35 years of knowledge and experience in the waste and recycling industry, developing and integrating technologies in material recovery facilities, thus ensuring that our clients always remain ahead of the market.”

Over the years, Machinex has developed equipment, such as ballistic separators and optical sorters for integration into both new and existing sorting facilities to achieve high recovery and purity levels. SamurAI therefore comes in support to enhance the automation and the performance of the complete plant in order to reach the strict quality standards of the local and export markets and divert more material from landfill.

Visitors of the forthcoming IFAT exhibition will have the chance to see the machine themselves at booth B5.112 from the 14th until the 18th of May in Munich.

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