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Non-man entry industrial cleaning robots for the waste industry

Waste industry

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Waste industry or Waste Management industry, subsumes all industrial branches concerned with waste management, waste dumping, waste recycling and - to a lesser degree - waste prevention. This waste is retrieved in all sorts of environments, in most situations it is not desirable to have a human in these circumstances.

Robots for waste industry

KOKS ADES EX Robot for waste industry


ATEX Zone 0

The KOKS ADES EX-robot is designed to operate within ATEX zone 0 environments. The ADES EX-robot is intended for cleaning aboveground, underground storage tanks and for cleaning water basins, sewers or other confined spaces.

KOKS ADES robot for the waste industry


Non-ATEX zones

The KOKS ADES-robot is intended for cleaning aboveground, underground storage tanks and for cleaning water basins, sewers or other confined spaces in non-ATEX zones.

KOKS ADEX Robot for waste industry


ATEX Zone 0

The KOKS ADEX-robot is designed to operate within ATEX zone 0 environments. The ADEX-robot is intended for cleaning aboveground oil storage tanks, oil sludge pits and for cleaning hazardous substances in potential confined spaces.

KOKS SAKAL robot for the waste industry


Liquid waste

The KOKS SAKAL-robot was originally designed for handling and removal of pollution from hazardous and contaminated storage and drain tanks in non-ATEX zones at the site of nuclear power plants.

What is meant by industrial waste?

Industrial waste is the waste produced by industrial activity which includes any material that is rendered useless during a manufacturing process such as that of factories, industries, mills, and mining operations. Types of industrial waste include dirt and gravel, masonry and concrete, scrap metal, oil, solvents, chemicals, scrap lumber, even vegetable matter from restaurants. Industrial waste may be solid, liquid or gaseous. It may be hazardous or non-hazardous waste.

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Where to use a robot in the waste industry

The main risk which can occur in the waste industry at side of the factories, mills or other locations is related to respiratory dangers. The waste lies often in a confined space, where it is not desirable to have people in to withdraw the waste in order to bring it to a treatment plant.


Another form are the basins, where the liquified waste is temporary stored in order for the sediment to settle at the bottom so the water can be separated from the solid non-hazardous waste. These sludges can then be easily removed from the basin via a robot which is submerged and only takes out the sludges.


In case of an explosive dangerous situation, there is the possibility to utilize an ATEX Zone 0 approved robot to work safely and keep your team out of the line of fire.


  • Within the factory under transport systems, to do online cleaning and retrieving the material.
  • Confined spaces where gases or mist occurs which can be explosive.
  • Collection tanks which require periodically cleaning activities.
  • Basins which are utilized for decanting where the residue needs to be cleaned.
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KOKS Robotics is market leader and manufacturer of innovative no-man-entry tank cleaning robotics for ATEX zone 0. KOKS Robotics is part of the Dutch company KOKS Group an international manufacturer and supplier of vacuum trucks and heavy industrial cleaning equipment, built in accordance with the latest PED, ADR (Ceoc), DOT 407/412 standards. Founded in 1989 and has since grown into a dynamic company that operates globally and consists of eight specialised subsidiaries in the USA, The Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia and participations in rental organizations that operate in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. As a growing, innovative, healthy and reliable company, KOKS Group has gained an excellent reputation in the (petro)chemical sector and other industries as a vacuum truck builder.

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