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ERI’s Groundbreaking AI-Driven Robotic System Now Installed at Indiana Facility

ERI has announced the launch and installation of its revolutionary AI-driven robotic system at its Indiana plant. The company is a leading fully integrated electronics and IT asset disposition provider and handles the destruction of cybersecurity-focused hardware.

ERI has installed its Super Automated Machine (SAM) sorting robotic technology at its Indiana facility, soon after the installation of its robotics and AI technology at its headquarters in Fresno, California.

Designed by Colorado-based AMP Robotics, the new robotic system is incorporated into ERI’s scrap metal sorting line. The advanced SAM technology isolates shredded materials like printed circuit boards, aluminum, copper products, capacitors, and yellow brass into a clean stream, based on a vision system to detect the target material that subsequently transmits it to the AI (brain) and this, in turn, determines the kind of action that should be picked by the robot.

This picking is done through a vacuum system. At ERI, the robotic system is capable of achieving approximately 70 picks every minute in its present configuration. In addition, it can process as much as 10 varied streams of shredded material.

With steady growth of 10-15 percent per year, we are always looking for innovative ways to enhance efficiency. Working with our friends at AMP we have developed smart technology that increases our sorting accuracy as our processing volume increases so we can free up our employees to perform ITAD and data wiping services. We are really excited about robots and A.I. and being the first in our industry to incorporate them into the process.

John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, ERI

By the end of 2019, ERI will have added the AI and robotics systems to its other plants across the country, added Shegerian.

As an innovative leader of electronic waste recycling, ERI is an ideal long-term partner for AMP as we continue to pioneer the application of A.I. and robotics for the sector. Our shared vision about transformative technology will advance productivity and sustainability to unprecedented levels. John and his team have been fantastic to collaborate with and we look forward to expanding our collective effort leading the circular economy.

Matanya Horowitz, CEO, AMP Robotics

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