Tuesday 25 May 2021

Recycling Robots

 …how is it revolutionizing the scrap business?

Recycling robots have been accelerating the recycling process. But what are recycling robots? These are highly capable and multitasking systems that are deployed for waste processing and recycling in a host of industries. These robots can function 24/7, are fast, accurate, and capable of processing heavy load of waste materials. 

Such robots have been instrumental in the recent times more than ever. For instance, when the world is coping with pandemic, it became a matter of concern for many involved in manual segregation to operate with scrap that could possibly infect them. 

The recycling robot is our shot at preventing 12 billion metric tones of plastic ending up in landfills. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment#close. The advancements made in robotics harnesses artificial intelligence to sort trash. The cameras and high-tech systems are instrumental in detecting and picking up the desired scrap. 

Recycling robots have been noticed to work twice as fast as humans. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/26/meet-the-robots-being-used-to-help-solve-americas-recycling-crisis.html. Not only plastic, but these robots can distinguish between type, texture, color, and material of the scrap. Bjorstaddalen has the first robotic sorting facility for C&D and C&I waste in Norway. The automated stations are provided by ZenRobotics. It can sort the construction and demolition materials using the colour coded cameras, laser sensors, and metal detectors equipped to make as many as 6000 picks per hour. 

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With an automated system that has higher rate of pick up and accuracy, recycling robots are also equipped to store the information of the materials picked and use it for quality control. This leads to better results in recycling, in fact it generates value. 

For example, the recycling robot can be programmed to segregate metals from other scrap materials such as rubber, plastic, paper, etc. They can be further be programmed to segregate metal scraps according to their types, shapes, and forms.

Many metal recycling companies are turning to recycling robots for optimizing recycling efforts. In places like Dubai scrap yards and many other recycling companies in UAE where metal scrap is dealt in huge amounts, recycling robots could become indispensable part of the industry. Could it replace human workforce in the scrap metal industry completely? Only time will tell. 

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