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December 1st, 2020 – Machinex is pleased to announce the coming installation of its first sorting robots in Europe in 2021. Three SamurAITM robots were sold to the Veolia Group within the scope of updating the site of Portes-lès-Valence, led by three syndicates of the Drôme and Ardèche territories: the SYTRAD, the SYPP, and the SICTOBA. This announcement reinforces Machinex’s establishment on the European and French market, with a presence in one of the national recycling leaders’ sites.

The latest generation of SamurAITM robots will be incorporated in a new sorting system that will allow the extension of deposit, with real performance guarantees. First, a single robot will be installed on the reject line to recover recycling materials, while a double robot will be placed on a split channel conveyor to control the quality of light PET and PE/PP.

Machinex’s French market ambitions are today becoming true, thanks to work started some time ago by its sales department in Canada. By having a French after-sales and service team and homogeneously dividing the territory, Machinex can meet client expectations. It should also be noted that the firm has a French sales force, since Spring 2019, with Pierre-André Ruisi being hired to handle sales and local after-service. Machinex’s objective is to work together with French assemblers to sell equipment separately, such as robots, which can be integrated as ready-to-use equipment.

Machinex’s SamurAITM robot stands out from the competitors with its powerful grasping tool. “We went further into development to obtain a unique and very powerful suction tool that offers excellent grasping capabilities. Indeed, no matter the Artificial Intelligence’s performance, the robot must capture designated materials, despite their shape or weight. Our recent experience shows us that the SamurAITM performs outstandingly to grasp the hardest containers such as big HDPE with an irregular shape,” explains Matthew Smith, Robot Integration Specialist at Machinex. Amongst other things, Machinex’s robots distinguish themselves by their performance in vacuuming and capturing plastic films and bags to separate them from recyclable commodities.

Machinex also distinguishes itself by offering financing options for sorting robots: “Our leasing solution fits perfectly into the business model of large groups,” adds Matthew Smith.

They also benefit from full and optimal exploitation of the equipment throughout the duration of the MACH Cloud agreement, with an option of extending this option. That ensures the customer benefits from continuous performance optimization.

About Machinex

Celebrating in 2020 its 50th anniversary, Machinex became the first company in Canada to design machinery for material recycling facilities in the ‘80s. The company immediately established itself as a leader in designing profitable and high-quality recycling sorting systems. Today, Machinex is still a world leader in the industry, developing cutting edge sorting, waste management, and recycling technology. Over the years, their experts have designed and installed several turnkey facilities in partnership with leading MRFs in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Oceania.

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Karine Moreau

Marketing Manager, Machinex

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