The Optisort Battery Sorter (OBS) uses a combination of computer vision and advanced classification technology to identify batteries based on brand, model, year and chemistry. Once the data is processed, batteries are then separated using compressed air techniques.
The information garnered by the OBS provides waste management companies and industry associations with a better understanding of battery recycling flows.
A quote from Hans Eric Melin, CEO of Optisort, sums it up perfectly: “As batteries can be processed on a case-by-case basis, it opens up numerous business and environmental opportunities for recyclers, compliance schemes and manufacturers".
This data shared publicly could initiate an explosion of innovation around the manufacture, collection and recycling of batteries.