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Wind-powered robotic sorting

  • Carl F
  • Heavy Picker
  • C&D
  • Sweden

Minimizing the footprint of waste processing

Committed to sustainability, Swedish Carl F installed a wind turbine to power its recycling station in 2013. However, while more than 50% of the waste was being recycled, the company felt that too much annual waste still ended up in incineration. Carl F decided to pair its eco-friendly wind turbine with a ZenRobotics Heavy Picker unit. The investment allowed the company to set up a flexible and efficient waste sorting process with robots that can operate around the clock.

Efficient operation around the clock

Robots work with non-stop accuracy and speed

Reduced dependency on sorting personnel

Robots boost recycling rate by 25%

Carl F is a family-owned waste management company based in Malmö, Sweden. Originally established in 1888, the company today processes annually 30,000 to 40,000 tons of construction waste. The company is dedicated to making its operations more sustainable.

When choosing the robots, the company’s goal was to recover up to 12,000 tons more recyclable material each year – a significant 25% increase. In addition to less waste for incineration, lower operating costs and higher income from recyclables, the company now operates a first-of-its-kind robotic waste sorting facility in Sweden.