Max-AI® technology is an artificial intelligence that identifies recyclables and other items for recovery. Through deep learning technology, Max employs both multi-layered neural networks and a vision system to see and identify objects similarly to the way a person does. The technology is driving improvements in Material Recovery Facility (MRF) design, operational efficiency, recovery, system optimization, maintenance, and more.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

MAX-AI: We are targeting mainly the companies that are looking for further increasing the automatization of their sorting/recycling process but are currently relying for a big part on the human factor. We are talking about further industrialization of the recycling process.

E.E: What’s the news for 2021 about new products?

MAX-AI: We have re-launched the AQC-C (Co-bot robot) and have successfully been selected as FINALIST by the Plastic Recycling Show in the ‚’innovative recycling technology’. Besides that, we also announced that we will bringing to the market (early 2022) the new AQC-Flex, this robot will be able to lift and place large and heavy items of up to 20kg

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

MAX-AI:

  • AQC-1;
  • Max-AI AQC-2;
  • Max-AI DUAL AQC-2;
  • Max-AI AQC-C;
  • Max-AI AQC-Flex;
  • Max-AI High Speed VIS (Visual Identification System) for optical sorting;
  • Max-AI VIS.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

MAX-AI: The waste recycling industry is already existing for many decades and has over time experienced a continuous boost by technology providers that have made the operations easier, controlled, continuous and improved. The robot is one of the last pieces of the puzzle at these facilities.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

MAX-AI: Increase purity at an higher recovery rate is todays demand. It is only being achieved by adding more technology that is capable to work longer and better and with a higher producing uptime.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

MAX-AI: The AQC series are the most popular. We have now over 150 units in operation.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021?

MAX-AI: Strong re-bounce of the economies is expected by Q4 of 2021 whereby the companies are forced to industrialize because people will have a better choice…either to work in a clean, non-hazardous environment or in dusty, smelly, hazardous, dirty environment. We have just started in 2017 with the sales and promotion of the Max-AI, the future is long and prosperous.