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World's first robotic sorting station

  • Remeo
  • Heavy Picker
  • C&D, Inert, Metal, Plastic, Wood
  • Finland

Simple Waste Sorting process

Remeo (former SUEZ Finland), a pioneering, forward-thinking company, is constantly developing new solutions to increase the efficiency of waste processing. As a result of this strategy, the company was the first company in the world to build a robotic waste sorting station. 

Unmanned Operation

Simple and energy-efficient process

Avoid shredding before sorting

Unmanned operation for maximum efficiency

At the Remeo site in Helsinki, the entire waste separation process has been designed around three sorting robots. Robotic sorting allows a simple process with little pre-processing, minimizing the need for additional equipment. Yet, a large number of clean separated fractions can be produced.

The plant runs virtually unmanned, with only an excavator driver doing the rough presorting on the tipping floor. A storage bunker feeds continuously the robotic sorting line, even when the excavator driver is not there. As a result, the robots produce very impressive results: the utilization of waste is already up from 70% to 90%, with the next target set at 95%.