EUGENE, Ore. – May 1, 2019 – –Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has launched the Max-AI® AQC-C, a solution that is comprised of Max-AI VIS (for Visual Identification System) and at least one collaborative robot (CoBot). CoBots are designed to work safely alongside people which allows the AQC-C to be quickly and easily placed into existing Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs). BHS launched the original Max-AI AQC (Autonomous Quality Control) at WasteExpo in 2017.
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – April 30, 2019 – –RePower South (RPS) has begun processing material at the company’s new recycling and recovery facility in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The recycling system, provided by Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), is one of the most advanced in the world. The highly automated system is capable of processing more than 50-tons-per-hour (tph) of mixed waste to recover recyclables and produce a fuel feedstock.
Lehigh Valley, Pa. – February 5, 2019 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has been selected to supply the front-end recycling system for CarbonLITE’s newest post-consumer recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) plant. BHS also provided the front-end recycling system for CarbonLITE’s Dallas, Texas facility, which began production in the fourth quarter of 2017. CarbonLITE is one of the world’s largest producers of bottle-grade rPET. The Lehigh Valley, Pa.
EUGENE, Ore. – Nov. 13, 2018 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Remi Le Grand to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Max-AI®. In his new role, Le Grand represents the growing Max-AI product line in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Poland and Benelux. Le Grand previously spent nearly six years in sales with BHS subsidiary Nihot Recycling Technology based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
VERNON, Calif. – October 17, 2018– – rPlanet Earth has opened the company’s new 302,000-square-foot plastics recovery and production facility, capable of producing 80 million pounds of food and drink packaging annually. Germany-based Krones supplied its bottle-grade flake production system, including the Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) front-end bottle sorting system. The highly automated BHS purification system processes more than 6-tons-per-hour (tph) of baled post-consumer PET and runs nearly 24 hours a day.
EUGENE, Ore. – Sept. 19, 2018 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Matthias Erdmannsdoerfer Managing Director of Max-AI®. Prior to this new role, Erdmannsdoerfer served more than six years as President of National Recovery Technologies (NRT), a leading developer of optical sorting technology and subsidiary of BHS. As Managing Director, Erdmannsdoerfer will be responsible for the Max-AI product line including Sales, Business Development and Product & Application Development.
Nashville, Tenn. Sept. 5, 2018– – 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. 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).
OSLO, Norway – Aug. 14, 2018 – – Norsk Gjenvinning (NG), Norways largest waste management company, has selected Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to supply NG’s new state of the art paper recycling system in Oslo. Operational in Q1 2019, the system will process 20 tonnes per hour (tph) and run three shifts to process approximately 120,000 tonnes annually. Noteworthy to this process is the inclusion of Max-AI VIS (Visual Identification System)
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Aug. 7, 2018 – – In 2008 GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. (GWR) was awarded SWANA’s Gold Award for Recycling Excellence for the company’s Mixed Waste Material Recovery Facility (MRF). The system, built by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), was among the first of its kind in the United States and has been a showcase for diversion and recycling excellence over its lifetime.
Silver Spring, Md. – June 6, 2018 – – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced that Penn Waste has been named the winner of the SWANA Silver Excellence Award in the Recycling Systems category. The award will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON®, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. Penn Waste is receiving the award for its York, Pennsylvania, 45-tph single stream system retrofit.
Thanks to software updates and an intelligent neural network that adapts to ongoing changes in the variables it sees, Max delivers a long-term, “future-proof” solution to quality control and manual tasks.
Through reliable, cutting-edge technology, Max improves MRF productivity, reduces overhead and produces higher profits.
The ability to integrate Max throughout your waste processing system opens the potential to create an overarching brain capable of expanding labor-free automation and optimization.