Refind Technologies AB, an innovative manufacturer based out of Gothenburg, Sweden has introduced the Refind Sorter, a new modular and flexible classification and sorting solution. It consists of the Refind Mind - the actual classification software - and has the option to include the Camera box and a Sorting add-on.
According to Refind, the new REFIND SORTER is inspired by natural vision, but with the speed and reliability of a digital computer the Refind Sorter can identify and sort a vast and highly customizable range of objects and materials after being presented with examples of them. The technology uses modern artificial neural networks to recognize where items belong, and can do this while collecting comprehensive statistics on the stream and the operations.
The Refind Sorter can be used for many different types of objects and applications. Everything from pure image analysis to full scale automation of recognition and materials handling. Thanks to the general software technology and the modular equipment solutions - opportunities are vast. For example, the Refind Sorter technology can be used for sorting out hazardous objects from a mixed e-waste stream, for sorting out valuable material from a mixed shredded metal stream, and for registering an incoming stream of used products to a second-hand trader or for counting objects.