Research & development
With a good dose of innovative spirit and our own R&D department, Saubermacher is committed to user-oriented research. Our innovations set out to create real added value for our customers and the environment. We work closely with universities, research institutions, customers and (industrial) partners in the search for pioneering technologies, procedures and processes, plus digitalisation and automation are helping us to develop new standards. Our aim is to inspire our customers with ecologically and economically sound solutions that help us achieve Zero Waste.
Saubermacher sees digitalisation as a great opportunity. We research and develop and, with the aid of digital tools such as the ‘virtual disposer’, we are able to integrate waste management companies and customers and offer a high-quality disposal service including added services, all from a single source. Many of our pilot projects have already hit the market in their preliminary stages, including smart platforms, high-tech sensors in waste containers and reusable materials scanners, which send residents immediate feedback to their smartphones to help them understand their separation behaviour.
We firmly believe that sensor-supported new-generation sorting technologies, robotics and Industry 4.0 approaches will be at the forefront of future waste processing. Using these guiding principles, we aim to develop better solutions for our customers and partners and, in the spirit of Zero Waste, make materials cycles truly circular.
An extract from our project portfolio:
Part of an EU-funded project – an international consortium succeeded in sorting non-ferrous metals from automobile shredders, sorted fully automatically by type.
The long-term, cooperative research project aims to retrieve far more from residual waste than ever before, at the same time developing an efficient waste treatment method for the future.
To reduce miss-sorting and to conserve resources, we use a multi-sensor, multi-spectral system to scan residual waste.
*The ‘Wastescan’ project is supported by funds from the European Regional Development Fund. Further information can be found at www.efre.gv.at.
This successful project shows how electric mobility can be more cost effective and more attractive to a wide user base.