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12/01/2018 | Project Number: 005747

Key Project Facts

Country: Location:
United Kingdom Maldon, Essex
   
Principal Facility Type: Facility Type:
Recycling Recycling
   
Principal Waste Type: Waste Type:
MSW Municipal Solid Waste, Commercial/Industrial
   
Development Phase: Value:
Project Operational Not known
   
Commission Date:
Q1 2018
   

Installation of an AI system at an MRF.

On 12th December 2017, Green Recycling announced the purchase of a Max-AI AQC (Autonomous Quality Control) to increase recovery of recyclables at the company’s commercial and co-mingled dry recyclables materials recycling facility (MRF) in Maldon, Essex. Green Recycling is the first company in the UK to invest in this new technology, which has already been installed at three MRFs in the US (see Projects 3259, 3474 & 5484).

The new installation will become operational in the first quarter of 2018.

The technology was supplied by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and incorporates an AI-powered vision system to identify recyclables and make decisions, along with a robotic sorter that picks items and places them into chutes. The artificial neural network technology mirrors the neural framework of the human brain to identify recyclables in a similar manner to a person. When the recyclables have been identified by the vision system, a robotic sorter then does the picking.

At Green Recycling’s facility, the equipment is used to open bags, collect plastic film, corrugated cardboard (OCC) and segregate material using screen and air separation technologies. The Max-AI AQC follows the aforementioned equipment, working on the recovery line to capture card, news and pams, HDPE natural, PET bottles and wood.

The Max-AI AQC intelligent vision system is trained using a process known as deep learning and can immediately identify these various recyclables. Max-AI AQC is also capable of making various decisions including prioritising the picking order based on size, value and location, and then directing the robotic sorter to pick and place the recovered end products into chutes.

The Max-AI AQC is capable of making approximately 65 picks per minute, a productivity rate that would require Green Recycling to source and employ staff in two manual sorting positions.

Contact Information

Equipment Supplier
Contact Mr Steve Almond Phone
Job Title Sales Consultant, UK & Ireland Fax
Email
 
Company Bulk Handling Systems
Address 3592 West 5th Avenue
Eugene
OR
97402
United States
Phone 1 541 485 0999
Fax
Email [email protected]
Web bulkhandlingsystems.com
Operator
Contact Mr Jamie Smith Phone
Job Title General Manager Fax
Email [email protected]
 
Company Green Recycling
Address Quayside Industrial Park, Bates Road
Maldon
Essex
CM9 5FA
United Kingdom
Phone 44 1621 842600
Fax 44 1621 874630
Email [email protected]
Web www.greenrecycling.co.uk
Operator
Contact Mr Rob Smith Phone
Job Title Managing Director Fax
Email [email protected]
 
Company Green Recycling
Address Quayside Industrial Park, Bates Road
Maldon
Essex
CM9 5FA
United Kingdom
Phone 44 1621 842600
Fax 44 1621 874630
Email [email protected]
Web www.greenrecycling.co.uk
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