EUGENE, Ore. – May 1, 2019 – –Bulk Handling Systems (BHS)has launched the Max-AI® AQC-C, a solution that is comprised of Max-AI VIS (for Visual Identification System) and at least one collaborative robot (CoBot). CoBots are designed to work safely alongside people which allows the AQC-C to be quickly and easily placed into existing Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs). BHS launched the original Max-AI AQC (Autonomous Quality Control) at WasteExpo in 2017. At this year’s show, our next generation AQC will be on display along with the AQC-C.
Unlike the AQC, which needs more structure to support the robot and guard employees, the AQC-C can be installed in sort cabins, on narrow walkways and in other tight locations. It is also easily scalable; up to four robotic sorters can be added behind each Max-VIS system. Each sorter can sort up to 40 picks per minute and up to three different material types.
“The AQC-1 and AQC-2 are fantastic solutions in the right system; but in our business, footprint and installation modifications are always a major factor,” said BHS V.P. of Sales and Marketing Rich Reardon. “The AQC-C is the perfect complement to our Max-AI family of sorters; it’s a fast and easy installation and can work essentially any place a manual sorter can. Unlike a manual sorter, the AQC-C won’t get tired, sick, injured or no-show – and it will sort all day without a break! The flexibility is tremendous: customers are able to add one, two, three or four units per VIS and adapt with their processing needs. We’re really excited about our newest Max offering and can’t wait to show it off at WasteExpo,” Reardon said.