Gothenburg, Sweden based Optisort, which has launched its second generation of self-learning optical sorting system for end-of-life batteries.
The company explained that its latest product offering, the OBS 600, includes a new feeding system which allows a throughput of 8 batteries per second, improved line up with more accurate classification and new ID-units with enhanced accessibility for maintenance.
The system also comes with a feature for recirculation of unidentified batteries which Optisort said decreases the rate of unidentified batteries to less than 3%.More Waste Management World Articles
According to the manufacturer, the patent-pending technology used in the OBS 600 uses a combination of computer vision and advanced classification technology that enables the sorting of all types of cylindrical and 9V batteries.
The system automatically sorts batteries based on their chemical composition and collects detailed information about the brands, models and types of batteries that are being processed.
With the new features the total throughput per hour is said to have increased to over 600 kg.
With the launch of its second generation technology, Optisort has also introduced a rental offer to meet the needs of sorters and recyclers which sign short tender deals with compliance schemes, enabling them to move from smaller volumes with less capital expenditure.
New web-based administration tool
Optisort also unveiled its new web-based administration and reporting tool that will enable visualised access to production runtime and sorting.
According to Hans Eric Melin, CEO at Optisort the new web-based tool provides production and commercial departments with access to, and control over, the daily throughput, runtime and sorting results.
“This creates an entirely new business opportunity where statistics can help compliance schemes to recognise free riders, identify market share or gain insight into the life cycle of specific batteries for manufacturers and importers,” he explained.
A video explaining some of the features of the new machine can be seen below.
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