Automatic Dismantling of Mobile Phones
In the past 3 years ProAutomation has been part of a research project studying and implementing new technologies for automatic inspection and dismantling of mobile phones. ProAutomation has know-how on disassembly technologies as well as an integrator of assembly lines and took the role of dismantling phones and gaining valuable fractions. These fractions – mainly Lithium-Ion batteries, PCBs and the so called residual fractions are seperated in one of the interconnected machines.
Having integrator know-how we also took care of handling the products within the inspection and dismantling process. Knowing the difficulties of recognizing used products using cameras, we also developed and researched options for machine learning algorithms using cameras.
A big step within this project is the built-up of a demonstrator, showing all technological options while already producing clearer fractions for further recycling. We are now going to use this demonstrator in field tests.