UK-based computer vision tech company TrueCircle has launched a new vision system calledTrueCircle AI for plastic recyclers. The system has been built specifically to help PET and HDPE reprocessors and recyclers improve their efficiency and profitability through AI powered real time composition analysis.
The system enables facilities to track and constantly improve their yield. Facilities that install vision systems on their infeed and outfeed conveyor belts are able to assess at any time exactly how much good target material they are losing instead of converting into finished product.
“TrueCircle AI is already being used by forward thinking recyclers across Europe, such as Viridor and CleanTech, to increase their yield consistently and drive efficiency throughout their plants,” said Rishi Stocker, CEO of TrueCircle.
According to the company, the system can recognise and accurately classify plastic and non-plastic materials into over 100 categories and can be deployed on the output lines to the flaker to automate all quality checks required at that point. The system can also report on food grade percentage composition, enabling much more robust compliance with EFSA regulations and other relevant certifications. Recyclers can also set up automated alerts that report any issues immediately, which also helps to increase yield and reduce flake failures.
TrueCircle is unveiling the new dashboards and functionalities at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe 2022 in Amsterdam on June 22-23. The product is already available to PET and HDPE reprocessors and recyclers.