80% recycling rate with ZenRobotics AI robot arms 

Helvetia Environnement is a Swiss corporation with 13 different locations in Switzerland.
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The Geneva facility goes annually through 77.000 tons of household waste and their goal is to reach a 100% recycling rate in the future. They chose ZenRobotics for their Geneva facility to increase their employee satisfaction and to increase their recycling rate. 

„We serve both private and public sectors and our main goal is to be able to recycle as much of the incoming waste as possible. The waste types include construction and industrial waste as well as household waste“, Chapel explains. 

Dealing with many different types of waste is not an easy task when you want to reuse as much of the waste as possible. Harmful substances and heavy objects are difficult to sort through as manual labour. 

“The ZenRobotics arms are processing what we call medium and heavy waste so that our employees can focus on smaller items. It eases the employees’ work tremendously and they aren’t exposed to any harmful substances. Furthermore, the robot system can pick up to 8.000 items per hour, which is significant”, Chapel says. 

As the waste comes in mixed, it’s useful to have robot arms which use artificial intelligence to function. They can be set to pick out whichever material is currently preferred and they can also be taught new types of waste, if needed. 


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