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A wind-powered robotic sorter – why not?

Scandinavia – Robotic sorting technology expert ZenRobotics of Finland has delivered a wind-powered robotic sorting system to recycling firm Carl F in Malome, Sweden. The automated sorter is claimed to recover up to 25% more waste than before, amounting to an increase of 12 000 tonnes of scrap annually.

According to ZenRobotics’ Rainer Rehn this system is an example of ‘a high-tech automated process installed for a minimum investment’. Due to its ability to run on wind power without manual assistance, the line operates 24/7 which allowed the facility to add capacity.

Meanwhile, ZenRobotics continues to explore and conquer new markets. Recently, the company has sold a robotic waste separation technology to the Singapore based V8 Environmental waste management firm.

The three-armed ZenRobotics Recycler unit will be installed in their new Material Recovery Facility (MRF) that is expected to be operational by the mid of next year. V8 Environmental is one of Singapore’s leading waste management companies and will become the first company in Southeast Asia to introduce the robotic systems with MRF.

‘We position ourselves with a forward-looking approach and constantly exploring new initiatives to upgrade efficiently’, comments Derrick Yu, sales & operations director at V8.

Delivery to Singapore will be ZenRobotics’ first in Southeast Asia following deliveries to other Asian markets such as Japan and China.

‘We feel a strong pull from Asia as well as the US where the interest towards new solutions and eagerness to invest in innovative technologies has been great’, says Rainer Rehn.

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