Leading US optical sorting equipment manufacturer MSS Inc. and ground-breaking British technology company Recycleye announce a strategic partnership in North America to combine their strengths and bring new technology to the waste sorting and recycling sectors.

Recycleye AI technology has been incorporated with the trusted MSS, Inc. optical sorting solution, creating a powerful new family of offerings, introduced today as MSS Vivid (Visually Verified Identification) AI. This new solution is unique among current AI detection and extraction offerings in that it combines powerful Recycleye AI vision systems with robust MSS air ejection system capabilities to sort material at the highest sort volumes.

Using field-proven air ejection as the extraction method allows recyclers to run higher belt speeds, process more volume and eject side by side materials on the belt similar to optical sorting, but without the limitations of a mechanical effector. MSS Vivid AI combines the reliable rapid-sorting air jets the company is known for with the granular real-time data provided by AI that plant managers need to drive efficiency and profitability in their MRF.

With MSS’ background, the company can pair the right detection method with the right extraction method. Within the family of products, MSS can also offer a mechanical robot paired with Recycleye AI technology which can be more suitable in certain applications. Additionally, the companies can pair the AI vision system with a near-infrared (NIR) sensor or metal detection.

Using AI to detect objects, MSS Vivid AI is able to detect black plastics, and subtle differences in object color, shape and texture like non-UBC aluminum from UBC cans or thermoforms from PET bottles. The AI solution from Recycleye (known as Recycleye Vision) is also able to identify food-grade from non-food grade plastics.

Customers buying MSS Vivid AI will benefit from the established high-quality customer service levels offered by MSS, a CP Group company, which means technicians are available for on-site response and rapid access to replacement parts overnight across the US.

Attached photo shows L-R:
Thomas Alden, Tech Lead, Mechanical Engineering, Recycleye
Philip O’Brien, Project Manager, Recycleye
Arthur Doak, Director of Research and Development, MSS
Pat Keltner, Sr. Service Technician, MSS

The new product will be available in the summer of 2023 and will be introduced to the public at CP Group’s booth #3629 at Waste Expo in New Orleans from May 1-4, 2023.

Speaking about the announcement, Greg Thibado, Vice President of MSS Inc. said “We are excited to bring this innovative pairing to the North American waste sorting and recycling markets.  Incorporating the Recycleye AI platform provides their outstanding technology to our established sorting solutions. Working with the award-winning team at Recycleye, we know that we have the best AI solution adapted to our customers’ needs”. Victor Dewulf, CEO of Recycleye added “Recycleye and MSS Inc. share the same vision of creating a world without waste, that is clean and sustainable to the generations that follow. We are proud to combine our technology with these globally trusted sorting capabilities for the North American market and confident that together, we can further reduce the impact of waste on the planet”.

About MSS, Inc. 

MSS, Inc. designs and manufactures next-generation sensor-based sorting technology for use in the waste and recycling industry.

MSS sorting systems are ultra high-speed automated machines that sort up to 40 times faster than a human being. We develop state-of-the-art optical and other sensor-based sorting systems that are field-proven to give you the most efficient separation of recyclables available, while providing you with the cost-effective, time-saving technology you need to meet current market demands and take your operation into the future.

About Recycleye 

Recycleye is a ground-breaking technology company bringing advanced machine learning, computer vision and robotics to the global waste management industry.  

Our proven Recycleye Vision and Robotics solutions lower the cost of sorting, increase plant performance, enable data-driven strategic decision making and deliver transparency, traceability and efficiency.

Installed in locations across Europe and the United States, our clients rely on us to add value to their sorting operations through increased purity and outputs.  Combined with our unique research on WasteNet, we are reinventing the economics of recycling.