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Daniël Dammann joins Max-AI® sales team in Europe

AMSTERDAM – April 19,2021 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Daniël Dammann to the position of Sales Manager for Max-AI®. In his new role, Dammann joins the Max-AI® Europe sales team and will focus on sales in NL, BE, UK, DE, IE, Slovenia & Scandinavian markets. Max-AI technology is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that identifies recyclables similar to the way a person does and directs sorting equipment, including robotic and optical sorters.

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BHS Names Thomas Brooks Chief Technology Officer

Eugene, Ore. – August 18, 2020 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Thomas Brooks to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Brooks assumes the role after serving as BHS’ Director of Technology and Product Development.  As CTO, Brooks will focus on leading new technology and product development efforts across the organization – including BHS, Max-AI®, Nihot, National Recovery Technologies (NRT) and Zero Waste Energy (ZWE)

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NRT Launches ColorPlus™ with Max-AI®

Nashville, Tenn. – July 8, 2020 – – The NRT ColorPlus™ with Max-AI® from National Recovery Technologies (NRT) integrates artificial intelligence (AI) into the company’s successful ColorPlus sorter. The additional layer of intelligence creates new sorting capabilities by combining the ColorPlus sorter’s high volume and high confidence capabilities with Max’s person-like identification decisions. The ColorPlus sorter employs a high-resolution RGB color line-scan sensor to identify and sort recyclables by color.

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Recology Adds Max-AI® Technology to Pier 96 Recycling Center

SAN FRANCISCO – October 29, 2019 – –  San Francisco-based Recology has added four Max-AI® AQC (for Autonomous Quality Control) units and one VIS (for Visual Identification System) to the Recycle Central, a 200,000-square-foot materials recovery facility (MRF) the company operates on San Francisco’s Pier 96. Max-AI technology is supplied by Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS). The AQC units employ a camera-based vision system and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Remi Le Grand to Lead Max-AI® Sales in Europe

  AMSTERDAM – July 16, 2019 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Remi Le Grand to the position of Regional Sales Director for Max-AI®. In his new role, Le Grand is responsible for the Max-AI® sales team and business development in Europe. Max-AI technology is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that identifies recyclables similar to the way a person does and directs sorting equipment, including robotic and optical sorters.

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BHS Launches the Max-AI® AQC-C

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.

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RePower South Starts up Advanced Recycling System

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.

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CarbonLITE Selects BHS for Fully-Automated Plastics Recycling System

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.

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Remi Le Grand Named Max-AI® Regional Sales Manager

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.

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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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