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TECNALIA uses artificial vision to improve recycling of electronic scrap metal
Date:2/5/2009

estimate how many particles could pass through if a flow of 1 Tn/h is desired.

The designed system should also be insulated from water and dust because it is to be used in the recycling industry, where all the machinery has to be strongly protected from great amounts of dust as well as withstand temperatures ranging from - 5C to 35C.

Likewise, the machine must be able to work 24 hours a day, five days a week, have little maintenance and provide the possibility of using it at low speed in order to obtain material as surplus in a preliminary cycle.

The initial trials in the project were the most important to identify the particles required to identify each mix, in accordance with the interests of the recycling companies. The samples analysed followed different strategic lines: SPECIM with a hyper-spectral line-by-line camera and CSL, with point-to-point spectrometric analysis. ROBOTIKER, given the great similarity between and choice of different classes, has employed processing techniques that enable the extraction of discriminating characteristics, simultaneously taking into account the spectral and spatial characteristics. In this way, discrimination of materials is achieved with a performance superior to the discrimination obtained by both methods operated separately.

The system of illumination proposed by CSL is a new design the aim of which is to achieve uniform illumination without brilliances, and with sufficient power to illuminate in the appropriate spectrum, taking into account the initial trials carried out with the mixes supplied by recycling companies.


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