Re-Gen has also chosen to take advantage of TOMRA Insight, TOMRA’s secure, nearly real-time and on-demand cloud-based data monitoring platform. The platform enables customers to turn their sorters into connected devices and help maximise plant throughput, boost sorting performance and optimise output quality. Re-Gen will get secure access from desktop and mobile devices to digital metrics on the status and performance of their sorters.
Joseph Doherty, Managing Director at Re-Gen Waste, comments: “Our mixed waste processing adopts best-in-class technologies to ensure European standards are not only met, but regularly exceeded. We have previous experience of TOMRA’s equipment, having fitted an AUTOSORT ® unit four years ago, with great results. We were familiar with the capabilities of the equipment, and we are confident that TOMRA will help us continue to outperform the market on materials recovery.
“We are particularly impressed with the addition of TOMRA Insight which will provide us with invaluable in-depth digital metrics and data about the status, performance and operation of our sorting equipment and the material waste composition it detects. If something can be measured, it can be optimised and this technology is helping us to do that. We can quickly understand what materials are coming in and how they are changing due to COVID-19 and the enactment of Government policies. We can feed back to local authorities to help them understand where contamination is coming from and, in turn, provide more targeted recycling information to householders.”
Gavin Russell, Area Sales Manager UK at TOMRA Recycling, adds: “We worked in partnership with the Re-Gen team to assess their needs and install sorting technology that is fit for purpose in today’s diverse recycling market. With higher-quality fractions commanding higher prices across sustainable international markets, it was vital that we established systems that could sort better, and faster, increasing throughput and value.”