The Test Center is available to any PICVISA’s client to carry out their own tests.
The Test Center, located in Calaf (Barcelona, Spain), allows to carry out industrial and municipal waste recycling tests. Such as plastic waste, light packaging, glass waste, end-of-life vehicles, paper and cardboard waste, municipal solid waste including organic waste, compost waste, and methanization, as well as construction and demolition waste or industrial slag and incineration.
The testing facility is fully automated and incorporates cutting-edge technology in artificial and sensorial vision with its own equipment. It has machinery for mechanical treatment and with optical and magnetic sorters. In the Test Center, there is installed one unit of our robot ECOPICK, available for tests with new materials and applications. There are also installed and available to the clients, one ECOPACK 2000DT, one ECOGLASS 1000 and one ECOGLASS 1500.
The expansion projects of the testing plant have received funding subsidies from the European Commission, such as the H2020 and LIFE programs, as well as the Nuclis program from ACCIÓ de Catalunya and the CDTI – Spain’s Ministry of Industry.
Artificial vision equipment detects a wide range of materials using artificial intelligence and separates them either by compressed air or through a robotic arm. The production capacity of this facility is equivalent to that of existing waste treatment and recycling plants, which facilitates the technical and economic validation of the results obtained.
The test center is open to technologists, researchers, and companies in the sector, maintaining by vocation support for research and technological development, also serving as a validation tool for environmental solutions for solid waste treatment. This PICVISA initiative is part of a framework for developing Circular Economy solutions and protecting our Environment.Click here for more information about PIVCISA Optical Sorting
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PICVISA is an innovating technology company that provides industrial solutions based on image processing and machine vision to the national and international markets.We define, develop and produce selection and sorting equipment for recycling materials. Our machines can select and sort these materials by composition or by color and are based on ...