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BHS Supplied Plastics System Opens in Los Angeles

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.

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Matthias Erdmannsdoerfer Named Managing Director of Max-AI®

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.

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NRT Adds Max-AI® Technology to Optical Sorters

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).

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Norsk Gjenvinning Selects BHS FiberPure™ System

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)

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GreenWaste Recovery Opens 90-tph Mixed Waste MRF

  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.

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SWANA Awards Penn Waste for Recycling System Excellence

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.

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BHS Releases New Max-AI® and MRF Intelligence Offerings

Eugene, Ore. – April 4, 2018 – In collaboration with subsidiary National Recovery Technologies (NRT), Bulk Handlings Systems (BHS) has announced the launch of new technology that will provide Material Recovery Facility (MRF) operators unprecedented levels of information about their business. The Max-AI Visual Identification System (VIS) is powered by Max-AI® technology and provides real time material identification in recycling plants. The Total Intelligence Platform provides operators and other stakeholders powerful MRF and business intelligence.

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BHS to Build Advanced Recycling System in South Carolina

Moncks Corner, S.C. – January 30, 2018 – South Carolina-based RePower South (RPS) has begun construction of the Berkeley County Recycling and Recovery Facility, which will be the most advanced Mixed Waste Processing facility on the East Coast. The turnkey recovery system will be provided by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) under an engineering procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with Barnhill Contracting Company.

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Green Recycling first in UK to invest in AI robotic sorting technology

  Essex, UK – December 12, 2017 –  Leading UK industrial & commercial waste specialist, Green Recycling, has announced the purchase of a Max-AI™ AQC (Autonomous Quality Control) to increase recovery of recyclables without adding additional manual labour at the company’s commercial and commingled dry recyclables MRF in Maldon, Essex. Green Recycling is the first company in the UK to invest in this new technology, which has already been successfully installed in three US MRFs.

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Penn Waste Debuts Upgraded MRF

  York, PA – November 1, 2017 – – Penn Waste is all systems go after adding new optical sorting and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to the company’s state-of-the-art Single Stream Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) in York, Pennsylvania. Provided by Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), the upgrade boosts the facility’s capacity by almost 30% from 35 to 45 tons per hour (tph), while at the same time increasing recovery, improving product quality, and reducing labor costs.

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