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BHS Max-AI VIS Total nominated for award

The Max-AI Total Visual Identification System (VIS) sorting machine and technology from Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has been selected as a finalist for the 2024 Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2024 in the category of Recycling Machinery Innovation of the Year.

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AI-enabled robots enhance waste sortation at California Material Recovery Facility

There are clearly numerous societal and environmental benefits to recycling municipal solid waste (MSW), including conserving natural resources, decreasing the amount of waste sent to landfills, and reduced environmental pollution. If done efficiently, there can also be some worthwhile financial rewards. Although the recycling rate in the U.S.

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Integrated Material and Energy Recovery Facility

On December 5, 2023, the Lane County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 to build a state-of-the-art Integrated Material and Energy Recovery Facility (IMERF) in Goshen, Oregon.

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BHS Names Julie Fuller NRT Managing Director

Eugene, Ore. – May 23 2023 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Julie Fuller to the position of Managing Director of National Recovery Technologies (NRT).

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NRT Launches new Optical Sorter with advanced technology, new easy access design

Nashville, Tenn. – April 24, 2023 -- National Recovery Technologies (NRT), has announced the new SpydIR®-HS optical sorter, a Near-infrared (NIR) platform with multiple technological advancements including nearly 10x the detection resolution with the addition of a Hyper Spectral Imaging (HSI)

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Webinar dives into automation, verifiable material composition

Data is power and knowing how to leverage that power is vital in the rapidly evolving world of waste and recycling. Equipment is smarter and systems are more complex.

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Total Fiber Recovery to open $80 million recycled pulp plant in Virginia

CHESAPEAKE, VA – July 5, 2022—Total Fiber Recovery of Chesapeake (TFRC) has started construction of its $80 million recycled pulp production facility in the City of Chesapeake, Virginia. This will be the first of several such pulp facilities by Total Fiber Recovery.

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BHS Names Charles Shull Vice President

Eugene, Ore. – February 14, 2022 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Charles Shull to the position of Vice President.

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BHS Webinar explores AI and the Future of Recycling Facilities

Is a smart MRF a smart move? Our webinar tackles this question and more as we dive into how the future of recycling facilities is being shaped by advances in artificial intelligence—not just robotic sorters but AI at every step of the recycling process.

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Daniël Dammann joins Max-AI® sales team in Europe

AMSTERDAM – April 19,2021 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Daniël Dammann to the position of Sales Manager for Max-AI®. In his new role, Dammann joins the Max-AI® Europe sales team and will focus on sales in NL, BE, UK, DE, IE, Slovenia & Scandinavian markets.

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Monterey Retrofit Exceeds Expectations

“The district started to see immediate results…” That’s the experience Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWD) reported after it partnered with BHS in a retrofit in Q3 2020 to its 80-tph mixed waste Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). The $3.

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Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery Selects BHS for Recycling System Upgrade

Concord, CA. – February 2, 2021– – Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery (MDRR) selected Eugene, Ore.-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) for a major retrofit of the company’s Mt. Diablo Recycling Center (MDR) in Pittsburg, CA. Originally commissioned in 2009, MDR currently processes up to 20 tons per hour (tph)

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Thomas Brooks BHS CTO

BHS Names Thomas Brooks Chief Technology Officer

Eugene, Ore. – August 18, 2020 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Thomas Brooks to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Brooks assumes the role after serving as BHS’ Director of Technology and Product Development.

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NRT Launches ColorPlus with Max-AI

NRT Launches ColorPlus™ with Max-AI®

Nashville, Tenn. – July 8, 2020 – – The NRT ColorPlus™ with Max-AI® from National Recovery Technologies (NRT) integrates artificial intelligence (AI) into the company’s successful ColorPlus sorter.

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Retrofit Case Study: Midwest Fiber Recycling

BHS customer Midwest Fiber Recycling in Normal, Illinois was looking for ways to modernize their system to match changing recycling demands while improving overall system efficiency.

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Marion Resource Recycling Facility Selects BHS for Recycling System Bulkhandlingsystems.com

Marion Resource Recycling Facility Selects BHS for Recycling System

Salem, Ore. – June 9, 2020 – – Marion Resource Recycling Facility (MRRF) has selected Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to supply the company’s new Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to process Construction and Demolition (C&D) debris.

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Recology Max-AI Robotic Sorters

Recology Adds Max-AI® Technology to Pier 96 Recycling Center

SAN FRANCISCO – October 29, 2019 – –  San Francisco-based Recology has added four Max-AI® AQC (for Autonomous Quality Control) units and one VIS (for Visual Identification System) to the Recycle Central, a 200,000-square-foot materials recovery facility (MRF) the company operates on San Francisco’s Pier 96.

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Remi Le Grand to Lead Max-AI® Sales in Europe

Remi Le Grand to Lead Max-AI® Sales in Europe

AMSTERDAM – July 16, 2019 – – Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Remi Le Grand to the position of Regional Sales Director for Max-AI®. In his new role, Le Grand is responsible for the Max-AI® sales team and business development in Europe. Max-AI technology is an Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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BHS Launches the Max-AI AQC-C

BHS Launches the Max-AI® AQC-C

EUGENE, Ore. – May 1, 2019 – –Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has launched the Max-AI® AQC-C, a solution that is comprised of Max-AI VIS (for Visual Identification System) and at least one collaborative robot (CoBot).

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RePower South Starts up Advanced Recycling System Max-AI

RePower South Starts up Advanced Recycling System

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – April 30, 2019 – –RePower South (RPS) has begun processing material at the company’s new recycling and recovery facility in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The recycling system, provided by Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), is one of the most advanced in the world.

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More from BHS

BHS Max-AI VIS Total nominated for award

The Max-AI Total Visual Identification System (VIS) sorting machine and technology from Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has been selected as a finalist for the 2024 Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2024 in the category of Recycling Machinery Innovation of the Year.

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AI-enabled robots enhance waste sortation at California Material Recovery Facility

There are clearly numerous societal and environmental benefits to recycling municipal solid waste (MSW), including conserving natural resources, decreasing the amount of waste sent to landfills, and reduced environmental pollution. If done efficiently, there can also be some worthwhile financial rewards. Although the recycling rate in the U.S.

Read the Full Article

Integrated Material and Energy Recovery Facility

On December 5, 2023, the Lane County Board of County Commissioners voted 3-2 to build a state-of-the-art Integrated Material and Energy Recovery Facility (IMERF) in Goshen, Oregon.

Read the Full Article

Webinar dives into automation, verifiable material composition

Data is power and knowing how to leverage that power is vital in the rapidly evolving world of waste and recycling. Equipment is smarter and systems are more complex.

Read the Full Article