In June, RPN had the opportunity to visit Canada's only turnkey MRF technology provider, Machinex, at the company's headquarters in Plessisville, Quebec. The company is very busy, with multiple MRF design/installation and retrofit projects across Canada currently and through 2020 - which will mark Machinex' 50th anniversary in manufacturing.
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Experience Results with Machinex Solutions
Machinex uses innovative solutions to design and produce custom-made sorting and recycling technologies for Material Recovery Facilities, Municipal Solid Waste and Construction & Demolition debris. Machinex provides you the system you need- a dependable, durable, high-performance equipment tailored to your specific requirements. Machinex also offers a full range of high quality recycling equipment such as disc screen separators, ballistic separator, optical sorters, trommels, magnets, conveyors, balers, compactors, and more.
Machinex Single-Stream Recycling Solutions are custom-engineered to maximize output based on customer specific needs, from 5 to 50 tph or more. We optimize our systems so as to insure efficiency resulting in unequalled purity.
With Machinex Front- End Processing equipment, recycling is maximized in any waste treatment plant.
The Machinex C&D Recycling System is made to separate comingled debris: wood, metal, cardboard, plastics, Styrofoam©, gypsum, asphalt shingles, and mixed rock.
The MACH Ballistic separator is designed for sorting 2D materials (plastic film, paper, cardboard and fibers) and 3D materials (containers, plastic bottles, cans, stone, wood, etc.). Fine particles can be collected separately with the optional variable screen openings.
Introducing the most innovative combined Pre-Press & Shear High-capacity Single-Ram Extrusion Horizontal Balers. Machinex designed and built advanced new balers that process up to 85 tons of material per hour and deliver optimal bale density.
June 12-13, Machinex and the Carton Council of Canada invited Recycling Product News to Quebec. The first stop was a tour of the Machinex manufacturing facility and HQ in Plessisville, about 2 hours East of Montreal. Secondly, the Carton Council of Canada and Machinex hosted customers and press for a tour of Sani-Éco's MRF in Granby, Quebec where Machinex recently installed the company's latest Mach Hyspec optical sorting technology, along with a pair of SamurAI robotic sorting units for handling both cartons and PET/HDPE plastic.
After a two-month construction and installation period, Area Recycling launched its new state of the art material recovery system this week. The facility expansion and equipment upgrade represents a $3.5 million dollar business investment for PDC, Area Recycling's parent company, based out of Illinois.
The City of Lethbridge, Alberta held the grand opening of their new single-stream material recovery facility on May 8. According to Machinex, their sorting system at the facility, commissioned in mid-April, will allow the City to process residential recycling materials generated by a new blue cart program that is currently being set up.
Machinex attended the official ceremony this week marking the major upgrade of the Sani-Éco material recovery facility located in Granby, Province of Quebec, Canada. The owners of the recycling management company reiterated their trust in Machinex, which provided them their sorting center more than 18 years ago. This modernization will allow an increase of their current sorting capacity in addition to bringing a direct improvement to the quality of the fibers produced.
Machinex recently carried out a full design review of the MACH Hyspec optical sorter. As part of this process, the decision was made to totally revamp the overall appearance of the unit.
Optical sorting, robotics and AI to drive MRF market towards $251.7 million by 2022 according to latest analysis
With China's National Sword regulation imposing restrictions on the import of solid wastes, US single-stream recycling material recovery facilities (MRFs) are left with few options for processing their vast quantities of recycling materials. The technology and capabilities gap between the advanced foreign facilities and the domestic facilities are compelling the latter to make strategic investment decisions regarding processing equipment. While operations and business models will undergo major changes, it is processing technologies such as optical sorting, robotics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that will drive the $185.2 million market towards $251.7 million by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 6.3 percent.
Machinex and Canada Fibers partnership to result in two of the most technologically advanced single-stream facilities in North America
Toronto-based Canada Fibers Ltd. (CFL) is building two single-stream recycling facilities in 2019 that will include the most advanced, high-tech fibre and plastics sorting and recovery systems in Canada. In Winnipeg, Manitoba, a completely new 30-tonnes-per-hour facility (approximately 80,000 square feet) is currently under construction and scheduled to open in the fall. In the Region of Peel, Ontario, the existing Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility MRF, owned by the Region, will be retrofitted for 31.5-tonnes-per-hour capacity, with the updated facility (approximately 85,000 square feet) scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2020.
In the spring of 2018, Plessisville, Quebec-based Machinex introduced its new SamurAI sorting robot, which, according to the manufacturer, has since generated a lot of industry interest. Nearly six months after its launch, the response of the market has been very positive and nine robots have been sold to date. The first two SamurAI in Canada have just been installed in Quebec while six more robots will be installed by next year in Canadian sorting centers. Moreover, the company says they continue to have regular requests from customers who are greatly interested in this cutting-edge technology.