Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has named Matthias Erdmannsdoerfer Managing Director of Max-AI. Prior to this new role, Erdmannsdoerfer served more than six years as President of National Recovery Technologies (NRT), a leading developer of optical sorting technology and subsidiary of BHS. As Managing Director, Erdmannsdoerfer will be responsible for the Max-AI product line including Sales, Business Development and Product & Application Development.
Max-AI technology employs artificial intelligence (AI) to recognise materials similar to the way a person does. Launched by BHS in 2017, Max-AI technology powers robotic sorters, optical sorters and reporting systems, and will continue to be integrated into new and existing equipment throughout Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs). Since its inception, more than 50 Max-AI AQC (for Autonomous Quality Control) robotic sorters have been sold in quality control (QC) applications of both fibre and containers. Recently, NRT announced the SpydIR with Max-AI, an optical sorter that also uses Max-AI technology to create new sort options and increases overall recovery and purity.