The new NanoRanch A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) Sorter from Eriez (Erie, PA) uses vision to identify and sort a vast and customizable range of nonferrous materials, providing greater than 95 percent accuracy when the machine is trained with samples. Inspired by natural vision and featuring the speed and reliability of a computer, the Eriez NanoRanch A.I. Sorter can sort a wide range of materials, including coins from zebra, reds from whites and printed circuit boards (PCBs) from zurik or zorba.
The Eriez NanoRanch A.I. Sorter has a capacity of 1,000 lbs. per hour and handles materials from .5 to 1-inch. Eriez currently offers a 20-inch standard A.I. Sorter unit which includes a common frame, control, feeder, splitter and discharge chutes. The company says it will expand the line in the near future to add units in other sizes.