Bollegraaf Cogni Sorting Robots in the spotlight at IFAT 2018
Returning from a very busy and successful IFAT 2018, Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions is reflecting on the tremendous reaction to its exciting new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology which took centre stage on a brand new stand designed especially for last week’s world-leading trade fair for waste and materials management.
The week-long event at Messe Munchen, Germany, attracts more than 130,000 people from around 200 countries. Visitors to the Bollegraaf stand were intrigued to see the company’s automated sorting robots in action. The Bollegraaf Cogni is a fully automated sorting robot, ready and capable of sorting and separating valuable materials such as plastics during the final stages of a waste sorting process. At the touch of a button, materials selection is super-easy, sorting a wide range of plastics, Tetra Pak, OCC or various papers.
The Cogni robot system is placed on top of existing sort lines with extremely low retrofit costs and plant time lost. Utilising the very latest near-infrared technology and height detection, one detection module can operate up to ten sorting modules – intermittently or continuously, regardless of working conditions on site, with minimal supervision and maintenance.
Visitors were impressed with the flexibility of the Cogni modular configuration which enables a choice of sorting units to simultaneously sort up to four different materials per module. The system adapts to changes of material waste streams as and when needed, for example, in times of changing commodity prices.
“We were delighted with the reaction to the launch of our Cogni robotic system, it really stole the show on our stand at IFAT this year and represents the future of our business” said Trevor Smart, Bollegraaf's UK and Ireland Country Manager. “The stand was buzzing with visitors all week, giving us the chance to make great connections with many people in the recycling industry and showcase the innovative new advances in Bollegraaf products.”