National Recovery Technologies (NRT)

1508 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN
US, 37210

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NRT adds Max-AI technology to optical sorters

National Recovery Technologies (NRT) has integrated the company's NRT SpydIR® optical sorter with Max-AI® technology, creating a revolutionary new sorter with detection abilities unmatched in today's optical sorter market, according to the company. NRT's SpydIR technology uses near infrared light (NIR) detection to identify plastics, paper, wood and other materials by material type. Max-AI technology uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify materials using a camera and neural network algorithm (NN). The NRT SpydIR with Max-AI optical sorter employs both detection technologies to create an optical sorter that is able to combine the information from each technology to deliver a unique sorting capability.  

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​BHS releases Max-AI and MRF Intelligence offerings

In collaboration with subsidiary National Recovery Technologies (NRT), Bulk Handlings Systems (BHS) has announced the launch of new technology that will provide Material Recovery Facility (MRF) operators unprecedented levels of information about their business. The Max-AI Visual Identification System (VIS) is powered by Max-AI® technology and provides real time material identification in recycling plants. The Total Intelligence Platform provides operators and other stakeholders powerful MRF and business intelligence.  Both products will be on display at the upcoming WasteExpo and IFAT shows. 

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Plastics Recycling

BHS' ​Max-AI AQC selected for APR Plastics Recycling Showcase

The Max-AI AQC (Autonomous Quality Control) has been selected for recognition as a part of the Association of Plastic Recyclers' (APR) 2018 Plastics Recycling Showcase. The Max-AI AQC was launched in 2017 by Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and Nashville, Tennessee-based National Recovery Technologies (NRT). The selection was announced during a recent APR Technical Forum, held February 12, in conjunction with the Plastics Recycling Conference in Nashville. NRT President Matthias Erdmannsdoerfer presented at the forum, and earlier in the day conference attendees visited NRT's headquarters to see live demonstrations of the Max-AI AQC.

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BHS Mixed Waste system makes Bee'ah MRF largest and most advanced in region

Sharjah, UAE - Sharjah-based environmental management company Bee'ah is processing municipal solid waste (MSW) with the company's recently renovated material recovery facility (MRF). The 75 tonne-per-hour (tph) system is Bee'ah's premier MRF and features the latest in recovery technology from Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) and its subsidiaries Nihot and National Recovery Technologies (NRT).

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Penn Waste debuts upgraded MRF

Penn Waste is all systems go after adding new optical sorting and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to the company's state-of-the-art Single Stream Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in York, Pennsylvania. Provided by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), the upgrade boosts the facility's capacity by almost 30% from 35 to 45 tons per hour (tph), while at the same time increasing recovery, improving product quality, and reducing labor costs. This comes on the heels of Penn Waste's addition of a Nihot SDS 800i drum separator earlier in the year to increase their capacity to purify glass.

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​BHS and NRT Introduce Max-AI

Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has announced the arrival of Max-AI technology, an artificial intelligence that identifies recyclables and other items for recovery. Through deep learning technology, Max-AI employs both multi-layered neural networks and a vision system to see and identify objects similar to the way a person does. The technology will drive improvements in Material Recovery Facility (MRF) design, operational efficiency, recovery, system optimization, maintenance, and more. 

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New ColorPlus-R enables opaque colour detection, including black plastics

NRT's ColorPlus-R uses an advanced image processing system to detect materials based on colour analysis and object recognition. Unique to the ColorPlus-R is the ability to colour-analyze opaque objects, such as black plastics.

National Recovery Technologies (NRT) has announced a new addition to the company’s product offering, the ColorPlus-R. Similar to the ColorPlus, the ColorPlus-R uses an advanced image processing system to detect materials based on color analysis and object recognition. Unique to the ColorPlus-R is the ability to color analyze opaque objects, such as black plastics. 

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Bühler - NRT strategic partnership provides complete solution for plastic bottle and flake sorting

Global Plastic production has increased 20-fold since 1964, to some 311 million tonnes in 2014 and the numbers are expected to double again in the next 20 years and quadruple by 2050.

Waste plastic is an enormous challenge worldwide. Yet, as production continues to increase, just 5% of waste plastic is recycled effectively. Bühler is addressing this global challenge with a tailored PET recycling solution, capable of improving yields by more than 30%. A strategic partnership with US-based National Recovery Technologies (NRT) allows the company to offer plastics recyclers a complete solution for plastic bottle and flake sorting.

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NRT launches new optical sorting platform

National Recovery Technologies (NRT) has announced a next generation platform for the company’s SpydIR and ColorPlus optical sorters, which will debut during the IFAT and WasteExpo tradeshows. The new platform incorporates NRT’s proprietary In-Flight Sorting technology and continuous auto-calibration, and introduces numerous new features which include performance-enhancing design and internalized controls.

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NRT introduces system for optical sorting technology that efficiently tracks performance and maintenance data

NRT has developed dozens of technologies and advances for use in Near Infrared (NIR), X-ray and Color Line-Scan Camera Sorting applications and systems.

NRT Connect is the newest innovation from NRT designed to provide performance and maintenance data for NRT's line of optical sorting equipment – in both real time and over a longer period. NRT Connect tracks and provides information, including run time, valve ejections, component status, prompt screen messages, object counter information, and more. This system creates service alerts, action messages, fault messages, provides performance data for trend analysis, and allows for customer-specific reports

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