The ZenRobotics Recycler robotic system now offers a bag sorting capability for source-separated municipal solid waste (MSW).
The ZRR picks plastic bags of up to 30kg by colour, no matter how crowded the belt is. The system also recovers unopened bags from other loose MSW.
As a bag sorting application, a ZRR3 recovers up to 18 fractions in one spot in a single pass, using three successive arms. It can be programmed for positive, negative or hybrid sorting. Bag weights can be from 0-30kg and throughput is up to 50 tonnes an hour.
A wide variety of other materials can be sorted with the same system at the same time. A ZRR3 with three arms makes up to 6,000 picks an hour.