This story has been corrected.
Recycling equipment company Bulk Handling Systems recently announced two facilities – one already opened and another in the works – that will rely heavily on robotics and artificial intelligence.
Eugene, Ore.-based BHS announced major upgrades to the GreenWaste Recovery facility in San Jose, Calif. The mixed-waste sorting system was originally installed by BHS a decade ago. As part of the recent upgrade BHS installed six Max-AI Autonomous Quality Control (AQC) robots, more than any other working facility.
The 90-ton-per-hour system mostly handles residential material, both from single-family and multi-family sources. It recovers both recyclables and organics for composting.
Norway paper facility
BHS also announced it has been selected to provide sorting technologies for a new facility in Oslo, Norway. Norsk Gjenvinning (NG), Norway’s largest waste management company, selected BHS for a 20-metric-ton-per-hour paper-recycling system.
The line will use Max-AI Visual Identification System (VIS) units, which have visual recognition abilities and artificial intelligence, to monitor the quality of outbound paper. BHS will also install four MAX-AI AQC sorters and six National Recovery Technology (NRT) optical sorters (NRT is a BHS sister company). The line will also include a metering bin and screens.
The system is scheduled to come on-line during the first quarter of 2019.
Images courtesy of BHS.
This story has been corrected to remove reference to the GreenWaste single-stream MRF near GreenWaste’s mixed-waste processing system. Previously, the article erroneously suggested the recently announced equipment upgrades took place at the single-stream MRF.
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