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Robot sorting adapts to changing needs

Additional fractions can now be sorted robotically by the ZenRobotics Recycler.

In addition to inerts, metals and wood, the system separates rigid plastics, various qualities of wood and cardboard from one waste stream.

ZenRobotics said the functionality to sort new fractions was brought about by the wide-ranging demands of waste sorting companies. It is now possible to sort out large bulky plastic objects, such as tubes and buckets, from a mixed waste stream while avoiding unnecessary shredding.

Another key development is that the system recognises various qualities of wood. The ZenRobotics Recycler can separate A and B grades in order to guarantee high-quality material for further processing.

Chief executive Timo Taalas said: “ZenRobotics Recycler is a multi-tasking system. It can adjust to changing needs in waste sorting. Operators can choose the fractions they want to sort out.

“In the future, there will be even more fractions available to customers as an upgrade. This kind of flexibility is not currently available.”

See the ZenRobotics Recycler in action at:

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