NanoRanch A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) Sorter

May 02, 2019
NanoRanch A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) Sorter

The new Eriez NanoRanch A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) Sorter uses vision to identify and sort a vast and customizable range of nonferrous materials, providing greater than 95 percent accuracy when the machine is trained with samples.
Eriez Recycling Market Manager Mike Shattuck says, “Scrap industry professionals are intrigued by the new capabilities and earning potential the Eriez NanoRanch A.I. Sorter can bring to their operations.”  
Inspired by natural vision and featuring the speed and reliability of a computer, the Eriez NanoRanch A.I. Sorter can sort a wide range of materials, including coins from zebra, reds from whites and printed circuit boards (PCBs) from zurik or zorba. Shattuck explains, “The separations we are talking about right now are really just the tip of the iceberg. We are excited to meet with customers to discuss how the A.I. Sorter can conquer their separation challenges and create new revenue streams for them.”
Shattuck says that one obvious application for the Eriez NanoRanch A.I. Sorter involves the 12 million automobiles that become scrap each year. He states, “Some recycling industry experts speculate there is an average of around $1.50 in coins in each of these automobiles, a combination of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. That means a huge market exists there.”
The Eriez NanoRanch A.I. Sorter has a capacity of 1,000 lbs. per hour and handles materials from 0.5 to 1 inch. Eriez offers a 20-inch standard A.I. Sorter unit, which includes a common frame, control, feeder, splitter and discharge chutes. The company says it will expand the line in the near future to add units in other sizes.
Eriez developed this revolutionary A.I. Sorter in partnership with UHV Technologies Inc., a high technology company dedicated to the development and commercialization of advanced materials and devices. Shattuck says, “Our ongoing commitment to partnering with innovators such as UHV Technologies helps Eriez remain on the leading edge of technology to revolutionize the recycling industry.”