The company recently carried out a full design review of the MACH Hyspec® optical sorter to improve maintenance access. Among the latest innovations will also feature the SamurAITM, Machinex sorting robot, who can achieve almost the double pick per minute than a manual sorter.
MACH Hyspec® Improved Design
Our Research & Development department has been working closely with our Design Engineers during the past year in response to detailed communication, with our customers to meet their needs. The revised access features within the new design result in a significant 50% saving of the cleaning and maintenance time required, with the added benefit of improving the ergonomic operation and the general safety for the staff.
With the overall increase in the use of optical sorting within new and existing facilities, these features will result in significant time savings per shift.
SamurAI – Evolving Sorting Robot
In the last few years, Machinex developed sorting technologies to achieve extremely high recovery and purity rates for recycled materials. The SamurAITM, who has been launch on the market more than a year ago, is a complementary piece of equipment that naturally converged with this development philosophy.
According to Ghislain Thivierge, Specialist in robot cells integration at Machinex, the SamurAITM stands out from the competition with the power of its gripping tool: “We pushed its development to obtain a very powerful suction tool that offers, therefore, an excellent rate of success in gripping. The force of the suction lifts the containers while minimizing the movement of the surrounding material on the belt. The combination of this phenomenon and a success rate of 60 to 70 manipulations per minute give the equipment very satisfactory results. Our current experience shows us that the SamurAITM performs very well in grabbing the most difficult containers like large HDPE that have irregular shapes. There is no doubt that this is giving us a strong competitive edge. ”
“Now that our SamurAITM robot performs well on sorting containers, the next step is to tackle fiber sorting as it is an important issue for our customers. We also firmly believe that the future of the industry, or that at least the next logical step in optimizing the overall performance of sorting plants, will have to go through big data management. The robot thus becomes one of the tools for collecting, processing and providing feedback for some of this data. ” Comment Jonathan Ménard, Executive VP Sales & Strategic Positioning at Machinex.Click here for more information about RWM 2019Click here for related articles and newsSearch for sorting system manufacturers in our equipment guide
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