Press release

ERI Launches A.I.-Driven Robotic System at Indiana Facility

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the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset
disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction
company, has announced the installation and launch of its groundbreaking
A.I.-driven robotic system at its Indiana facility.

Following on the heels of ERI’s installation of its A.I. and robotics
technology at its Fresno, California headquarters, the company has
installed its Super Automated Machine (SAM) sorting robotic technology
at its Indiana plant.

The robotic system, designed by Colorado-based AMP Robotics, is
integrated into ERI’s scrap metal sorting line. SAM separates shredded
material such as aluminum, printed circuit boards, yellow brass,
capacitors, and copper products into a clean stream, based off a vision
system to identify the target material that then sends it to the A.I.
(brain) that then determines what action the robot should pick. The
picking is done via vacuum system. The robotic system at ERI can achieve
about 70 picks per minute in its current configuration. Plus, it
processes 10 different streams of shredded material.

“With steady growth of 10-15 percent per year, we are always looking for
innovative ways to enhance efficiency,” said John Shegerian, ERI’s
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman. “Working with our friends at AMP we
have developed smart technology that increases our sorting accuracy as
our processing volume increases so we can free up our employees to
perform ITAD and data wiping services. We are really excited about
robots and A.I. and being the first in our industry to incorporate them
into the process.”

Shegerian added that by the end of 2019, the company will have added
robotics and A.I. to its other facilities across the country.

“As an innovative leader of electronic waste recycling, ERI is an
ideal long-term partner for AMP as we continue to pioneer the
application of A.I. and robotics for the sector. Our shared vision
about transformative technology will advance productivity and
sustainability to unprecedented levels,” said Matanya Horowitz, CEO of
AMP. “John and his team have been fantastic to collaborate with and we
look forward to expanding our collective effort leading the circular

ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset
disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction
company in the United States. ERI is
at the highest level by all leading environmental and data security
oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every
type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI
has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic
waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code
in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect organizations, people
and the environment.
For more information about e-waste recycling
and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit