The Max-AI system from BHS.

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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.

GreenWaste upgrade

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.

The sorting system BHS will install at Norsk Gjenvinning’s Oslo, Norway facility.

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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