The right robot for each sorting task

Designed for demanding waste processing environments, ZenRobotics’ intelligent heavy-duty sorting robots adapt to a wide range of customer needs. ZenRobotics Heavy Picker is ideal for heavy and bulky materials, weighing up to 30kg, whereas ZenRobotics Fast Picker is designed for light and small objects.

ZenRobotics Fast Picker

ZenRobotics Fast Picker is ideal for lightweight material such as packaging (LWP) and dry mixed recyclables (DMR). It’s easily integrated to side streams, reject recovery lines and quality control after optical sorting.

1. Materials Recovery
Facilities

WASTE STREAMS:

  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
  • Light Packaging Waste (LPW)
  • Dry Mixed Recyclables (DMR)

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Simple, automated sorting process, possibility for 24/7 continuous sorting
  • Countless opportunities ranging from high purity material recovery to quality control applications
  • High purity of recycled materials, higher aftermarket revenues
  • Reduce manual sorting
  • Increase in occupational safety
2. Quality
Control

SORTED FRACTIONS:

  • Plastics, foils (PET, PE)
  • Lightweight packages
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Tetra-pak, aluminium cans

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Efficient solution for QC compared to the current combination of optical and manual sorters
  • Easily retrofitted into plants to complement existing optical and manual sorters
  • Fundamental addition to fully automated MSW and DRM plants
  • High purity of recycled materials, higher aftermarket revenues
  • Reduce manual sorting
3. Reject
Recovery

SORTED FRACTIONS:

  • Plastics, foils (PET, PE)
  • Lightweight packages
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Tetra-pak, aluminium cans

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Reduce reject on DMR or MSW lines and increase profits
  • High accuracy and efficiency in sorting
  • Faster and cheaper compared to manual sorting
  • Easy to retrofit into existing plants
  • Multiple robots can be used for different applications in one plant
  • Reduce manual sorting
  • Increase in occupational safety

ZenRobotics Heavy Picker

ZenRobotics Heavy Picker is the strongest waste sorting robot on the market. It can easily lift objects weighing up to 30kg. It minimizes the need for pre-shredding of waste and also reduces the need for pre-sorting with an excavator.

1. Construction &
Demolition Waste (C&D)

SORTED FRACTIONS:

  • Metals
  • Wood mixed and by type (A-wood, B-wood, C-wood)
  • Inert mixed and by type (asphalt, bricks, concrete etc.)
  • Rigid plastics mixed and by polymer (PE, PET, PVC, OCC)

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Simple, automated sorting process, possibility for 24/7 continuous sorting
  • High purity of recycled materials, higher aftermarket revenues
  • Sort very heavy and large objects
  • Sort multiple fractions with one robot
  • Reduce excavator sorting
  • Reduce shredding
2. Commercial &
Industrial Waste (C&I)

SORTED FRACTIONS:

  • Metals
  • Rigid plastics mixed and by polymer (PE, PET, PVC, PP)
  • OCC
  • Wood mixed and by type (A-wood, B-wood, C-wood)

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Simple, automated sorting process, possibility for 24/7 continuous sorting
  • High purity of recycled materials, higher aftermarket revenues
  • Sort multiple fractions with one robot
  • Sort large objects
  • Reduce shredding
  • Reduce manual sorting
3. Scrap
Metals

SORTED FRACTIONS:

  • Metals by shape and color (eg. electric motors)
  • Iron scrap, copper wires, meatballs
  • Contaminants

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Simple, automated sorting process, possibility for 24/7 continuous sorting
  • High purity of recycled materials, higher aftermarket revenues
  • Robots can be used in multiple scrap applications
  • Sort very heavy and large objects
  • Reduce shredding
  • Reduce manual sorting
  • Low energy consumption
4. Wood
Sorting

SORTED FRACTIONS:

  • Wood mixed
  • Wood by type; A-wood, B-wood, C-wood
  • Reject recovery, negative sorting

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Simple, automated sorting process, possibility for 24/7 continuous sorting
  • High purity of recycled materials, higher aftermarket revenues
  • Reduce shredding
  • Reduce manual sorting
5. Rigid
Plastics

SORTED FRACTIONS:

  • Rigid Plastics from mixed waste
  • Rigid Plastics by polymer (PP, PE, PET, PVC)
  • Rigid plastics by shape and color

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Simple, automated sorting process, possibility for 24/7 continuous sorting
  • High purity of recycled materials, higher aftermarket revenues
  • Sort large objects by polymer, shape or color
  • Reduce shredding
  • Reduce manual sorting
6. Bag
Sorting

SORTED FRACTIONS:

  • Bags by color, negative & positive sorting

KEY BENEFITS:

  • Simple, automated sorting process, 24/7
  • Enables smaller and cheaper bag sorting lines
  • Less strict feeding requirements
  • Sort bags one by one – high purity
  • Wide sorting belt allows higher throughput
  • Unlike existing mechanical solutions robots pick from a dense monolayer
  • Easily implemented at a front end of a MSW sorting facility
  • Allows customers to collect all bags with only one truck

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