BHS Max-AI technology

Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), Eugene, Oregon, and its wholly owned subsidiary NRT, Nashville, Tennessee, have announced the introduction of Max-AI technology, an artificial intelligence (AI) system. The first available machine using Max-AI technology is an autonomous quality control (QC) unit that sorts container streams following optical sorting. Features include:

  • identifies recyclables and other items for recovery
  • employs multilayered neural networks and a vision system to see and identify objects similar to a human
  • drives improvements in material recovery facility (MRF) design, operational efficiency, recovery, system optimization and maintenance
  • controls robotic, optical and other sorting equipment
  • provides real-time material composition analysis and makes autonomous decisions
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Sterilis device

Sterilis LLC, Boxborough, Massachusetts, has introduced a different approach to treating regulated medical waste (RMW) that is designed to enable healthcare and public health facilities to reduce risk, liability and operational costs while improving patient and worker safety. Features include:

  • combines steam sterilization and grinding technology to transform medical waste into a material that can be disposed of in the general waste stream
  • can be used at hospitals, dialysis clinics, surgery centers, dermatology and ophthalmology practices, needle drop-off centers, health clinics and clinical labs
  • treats RMW in about 60 minutes
  • reduces the volume of waste by 80 percent
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Q.E.D. Environmental Systems Autopump Ultra 4.5

Q.E.D. Environmental Systems Inc., Dexter, Michigan, has introduced its Autopump Ultra 4.5 for landfills, featuring technology designed to ease wear, cleaning and maintenance. Features include:

  • increased clearance between the float and discharge tube
  • more clearance between the float and outercasing
  • nonstick finish on the float and a polished discharge tube
  • all metal parts made from 316 stainless steel
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Impact Bioenergy Horse AD25 anaerobic digestion system

Seattle-based Impact Bioenergy has a new anaerobic digestion system in production. Features of the Horse AD25 include:

  • successful demonstration projects with craft food and beverage producers, wholesale and retail food services, farm-to-fork producers and services and resiliency services
  • completely portable
  • capacities range from 960 to 35,500 pounds per week
  • produces soil co-products
  • 175 cubic feet of gas storage
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Untha XR mobile waste shredder

Untha, Kuchl, Austria, has launched its third series XR waste shredder. The Untha XR was designed to process a myriad of wastes for the alternative fuel production market. More than 40 XRs are in operation in alternative fuel production plants worldwide, according to the company. Features include:

  • the ability to produce a variety of material through cutter configurations, torque settings and motor modifications
  • can process municipal, commercial and industrial waste
  • designed to reach throughputs that are achieved by higher speed shredders
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Rockland Manufacturing Wear Pin technology

Bedford, Pennsylvania-based attachment manufacturer Rockland Manufacturing Co. has debuted its Wear Pin technology, designed to allow operators to determine how much wear life remains in a part by looking at it. Features of the technology include:

  • contrasting Wear Pins that appear when an attachment wears to a specific point, signaling the need for maintenance or replacement in the future
  • ability to determine the amount of wear over a certain time in a certain location
  • installs directly in the bucket shell, blade moldboard or any liner component
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MSS Cirrus FiberMax optical sorter

Nashville, Tennessee-based MSS Inc., the optical sorter division of the CP Group, San Diego, has introduced its next generation fiber sorting technology, the Cirrus FiberMax. Based on the Cirrus sensor platform, the FiberMax provides increased sorting speeds, sensing capability and operating flexibility, MSS says. Features include:

  • a belt that runs at twice the speed of other optical sorters
  • an air-assist and material handling system designed to keep paper moving through the sensing zone in a laminar flow without turbulence
  • equipped with a learning algorithm that adapts to changes in the material stream
  • can be built to custom widths of up to 112 inches
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Q.E.D Environmental Systems Landtec GEM5000

Q.E.D Environmental Systems, Dexter, Michigan, offers the Landtec GEM5000 series as part of the Q.E.D line of environmental products. Features of the GEM5000 include:

  • meets quality assurance and quality control requirements for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s updated New Source Performance Standards, Emission Guidelines
  • includes parts necessary for operation on a landfill site
  • reads atmospheric pressure, differential pressure and calculates gas flow
  • designed to monitor landfill gas extraction systems, flares and migration control systems
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