Spross doubled its robot count for efficient and effortless recycling
Swiss-based family business Spross AG has reinvested into ZenRobotics robot technologies to recover more valuable fractions at their Spross Recyclingwerk Zurich RWZ site. The facility processes 180,000 tonnes of construction waste and bulky household waste annually. Spross recycles waste by sorting it and sending it to different recovery facilities in Switzerland where the waste can be reused.
Robots process +180,000 tonnes of waste annually.
The waste sorting robots are reliable even in challenging conditions.
Robots have increased work safety by replacing manual labor.
Sorting more fractions at the speed of up to 4000 picks per hour
Spross began its cooperation with Zenrobotics back in 2019 with an aim to increase the efficiency of their waste recycling. Manager of Disposal Services at Spross-Groupe Josef Binzegger has been more than happy with the waste sorting technology Zenrobotics provides.
So much so that the waste operator has now decided to invest more into ZenRobotics’ technology. Spross will double the amount of Heavy Picker robot arms at their RWZ facility in 2022 to have more fractions sorted at up to 4000 picks per hour – allowing them to earn more from valuable fractions or reduce the cost of elimination. So far, the robot’s been recovering mainly concrete and stone for concrete production, and also wood and plastics as well as some metals.