Zenrobotics adds third arm and plastics sorting

The first three-armed robot system is set to go into operation in Australia in January 2017.

Earlier in 2016, ZenRobotics made the ZRR trainable. With this upgrade, the robotic recycling system has been trained to sort tens of new waste fractions at customers’ sites and ZenRobotics’ own secret laboratory. Thanks to this, now ZRR can sort plastics by polymer (PP, PE-HD, PET, PVC), C-Wood (impregnated wood), and scrap metals by color or shape.

In 2017 ZRR is available with a third robot arm. The ZRR3 makes up to 6,000 picks per hour.

Additional upgrades to the ZRR improve the overall usability and flexibility of the system. A new gripper design allows picking even heavier objects, while making the gripper easier to maintain at the same time. The user interface has also been taken to the next level, making robot control even smoother than before. Finally, the waste conveyor speed is no longer fixed, but allows adjustment to up to 1 m/s to meet customer requirements.


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