ZenRobotics Fast Picker reinforces line of heavy-duty waste sorting robots
ZenRobotics, in conjunction with the company's participation at Waste Expo this week, has announced the latest addition to its line of intelligent waste sorting robots: the ZenRobotics Fast Picker for light material. According to the company, the new robot model is a result of decade-long experience in waste robotics and couples the most intelligent software with high-speed picking. Designed to improve the efficiency of MRF's, ZenRobotics Fast Picker is ideal for lightweight material such as packaging (LWP) and dry mixed recyclables (DMR).
"Customers wish to integrate robots to all kinds of waste streams and now we're meeting that demand with the Fast Picker. Now you can choose the ideal robot for every sorting task," Juha Mieskonen, ZenRobotics Head of Sales, explains.
Right Robot for Every Sorting Task
ZenRobotics Fast Picker allows autonomous picking 24/7 and increases recovery while maintaining high purity in recyclables. It's easily integrated to side streams, reject recovery lines and quality control after optical sorting. Its robust and compact design is optimal for a demanding waste treatment environment and can be retrofitted to different conveyor widths. Therefore it fits most picking stations without additional modifications.
ZenbrAIn Knows Your Waste
ZenRobotics Fast Picker is powered by ZenbrAIn, the unique Artificial Intelligence software that analyzes the data and controls the robots. ZenRobotics Fast Picker is not purpose-specific but can be readily updated for performance-tuning or new fractions. This kind of flexibility has not been available in waste sorting before and it's made possible with years' of industrial experience and research by ZenRobotics.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.