Machinex, a waste and recycling technology manufacturer based in Plessisville, Quebec, plans to debut two new products aimed at increasing sorting capabilities for secondary material handlers. Both products will be showcased during WasteExpo, which takes place June 28-30 in Las Vegas.
According to a news release from Machinex, MACH Vision and Intell use Machinex artificial intelligence (AI) and were developed by the company’s research and development team.
MACH Vision is a data acquisition station that uses a combination of technologies, including infrared hyperspectral technology, visual recognition and metal detectors to analyze material streams. The system provides a great understanding of material composition in real-time, allowing material recovery facility (MRF) operators to benefit from valuable data on system efficiency and the composition of materials in the recovery stream. With this information, operators can quickly respond to changing trends to optimize plant performance.
“This new equipment is a real game-changer for MRF operations since they can now be based on smart processing,” says Chris Hawn, CEO of Machinex Technologies, the company's U.S. division, which is based in North Carolina. “The MACH Vision system allows operators to be aware of the breakdown of material streams by material type, composition and contamination. They will be able to target areas for potential improvement of operations and plant adjustments, as well as create an instantaneous shift in behavior before [the] next collection.”
MACH Vision is connected to Vision Intell, which was created to provide MRF managers with detailed information. The Intell dashboard provides real-time data capture to fully comprehend the material stream seen by the AI and other technologies used by the connected equipment. This can allow a data-driven decision process for the MRF operator to optimize performances. The Intell system provides key performance indicators such as the flow composition, volume per material type, material trends per given period and the total material seen on the belt.
The company says Vision Intell can connect to high-tech equipment such as MACH Vision, SamurAI Robots and MACH Hyspec optical sorters.
During WasteExpo, visitors will have the chance to demo the Intell platform at Machinex Booth 2671. Attendees will also get a live virtual tour of our recently added TechnoHub and Expanded Production facilities June 29 and June 30 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days.