Advanced Recycling Technologies Lab
The Advanced Recycling Technologies Lab (ARTLab) is a modern e-waste recycling pilot plant that has been funded by through generous contributions totaling $2 million by both the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund, Construction began in 2019, with completion of the facility in early 2021.
Although configured to support e-waste recycling, most of the ARTLab equipment can be repurposed and adapted for research into different recycling, material recovery, and product disassembly applications to support sustainable end-of-life solutions for companies that manufacture products.
The recycling pilot plant with ARTLab provides an automation test bed for trying various sorting, picking and vision applications – from plastics to colour to metals differentiation. Our team can quickly develop a proof of concept for an automation challenge.