AMP Robotics launches dual-robot system for recycling industry

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AMP Robotics Corp. (AMP), a developer of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics for the recycling industry, has launched its new AMP Cortex dual-robot system (DRS), which focuses on material recovery in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Electronic Waste (E-waste), and Construction and Demolition (C&D).

Expanding on AMP’s existing product line of high-speed recycling robotics, the AMP Cortex DRS uses two high-performance robots that quickly sort, pick, and place materials at a speed of 160 pieces per minute, which creates optimum productivity, AMP says.

“The launch of the AMP Cortex dual-robot system marks another key technology milestone for AMP as we continue to advance the application of AI and robotics for the industry,” says Matanya Horowitz, chief executive officer of AMP.

“Our latest innovation further improves the economics of recycling by helping waste management companies meet increased quality standards, reduce operational costs, and achieve their productivity goals.”

Like other robotics a part of AMP’s line of products, the AMP Cortex DRS is guided by the AMP Neuron AI platform, which leverages computer vision and machine learning to recognize different colors, textures, shapes, sizes, and patterns to identify material characteristics. It then directs the robot to pick and place the targeted material.

The AMP Cortex DRS can operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with continuous high-precision sorting, which prevents contaminants in material streams, and increases the overall quality and purity of commodities to be reclaimed.

AMP notes that the system is modularly designed to integrate into existing facilities without the need for a major retrofit or downtime, allowing customers to quickly benefit from advanced automation.

According to AMP, the unique design of the two robots opens up new material applications, mainly the ability to efficiently process difficult material streams of post-consumer fiber. The company notes that sorting fiber is a major challenge for recycling lines, as it can often lead to contamination for other recycled commodities.

AMP says that its technology improves the purity of materials to be recycled, while also increasing the recycling rates of post-consumer recycled fiber overall.