Patent Number: 6,305,548

Title: Method and system for recycling discarded industrial products

Abstract: A discarded industrial product recycling system capable of acquiringpertinent data required for processings of discarded industrial productssuch as discarders, reception dates, persons responsible for disposal,disposal dates and so forth for selecting proper disposal for each of thediscarded industrial products while automatizing the article dataacquisition to a possible maximum for enhancing the enhance disposal rate.An electronic tag (radio-frequency identifier tag) is attached to each ofdiscarded industrial products to allow data required for the processing tobe written and read by readers/writers. At a time point and a place wherea discarded industrial product is received, basic data required for theprocessing of that article is written in the electronic tag. Pertinentprocessing route for each of the manufactured articles is decided byreading the data from the electronic tag while writing additional data inthe tag as occasion requires. Properties of plastic material are measured,results of which are written in the electronic tag. Classification ofcomponent parts resulting from disassembling is carried out by affixing anelectronic tag to each palette, reading the data from the electronic tagattached to the discarded industrial product and writing a code ofassortment destination for the parts carried by the palette in theelectronic tag affixed thereto on the basis of the data read from theelectronic tag attached to the discarded industrial product.

Inventors: Sato; Eiji (Ibaraki-ken, JP), Hayashi; Masakatsu (Ushiku, JP), Takagi; Takeo (Tsukuba, JP), Aoki; Toshiyuki (Ibaraki-ken, JP), Takamura; Yoshiyuki (Kudamatsu, JP), Hasegawa; Tsutomu (Niiza, JP), Kunii; Shigeki (Chiba, JP)


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Expiration Date: 10/23/2013