HELSINKI, July 6, 2012 /PR Newswire/ -- Technology to save the Earth: World's first solar-powered robotic recycling system will be installed in Belgium this year.
Containers Maes the Belgian experts in sustainable recycling are to install the now globally available ZenRobotics Recycler™, the world's first robotic recycling system. The Maes facility near the corporate headquarters in Tessenderlo, Belgium, will take delivery of the first international installation of ZenRobotics Recycler within the last quarter of 2012. The complete value of the order exceeds EUR 1 million.
The ZenRobotics Recycler system consists of a powerful conveyor belt feeding system, a specialized sensors package, the robotic picking cell, the recovered fractions container bays, and ZenRobotics Brain™ the artificial intelligence- powered control system. Together the technology enables the sorting of wood, stone, and metal fractions from the incoming construction and demolition waste stream. What is more, the sustainable recycling experts Containers Maes is to run the system on solar power, a world first.
'We want to change the game. The future of recycling lies in innovative technologies and the efficiency gains they bring. ZenRobotics Recycler is certainly the best available technology in the field, so it is a no-brainer to go with it!' grins Werner Willemoons, Environmental Director of Containers Maes.
'We are thrilled to start the ZenRobotics Recycler revolution in such a highly competitive, central market as Belgium. Containers Maes is an exemplary, futuristic recycling company ready to embrace the future,' beams Juho Malmberg, CEO, ZenRobotics Ltd., to add, 'The joy of, say, 10 PhDs leaping and shouting intermittent-concurrently is a sight to behold, too!'
Containers Maes is a fast growing waste management company. One of Belgium's largest container and waste logistics operators, the company specializes in sustainable recycling. Maes is based in Tessenderlo, Belgium.
ZenRobotics Ltd. is a Finnish high-end cleantech company, based in Helsinki. In the 24-strong company one in three employees hold a PhD. The company's main product is ZenRobotics Recycler, an AI-controlled robotic recycling system, which reclaims valuable raw materials from waste streams. The system is marketed globally, through a reseller network in place in 49 countries.