Apple turned heads in 2018 after introducing the world to a robot named Daisy. And since then, many users have become interested in its functions.
In line with its eco-friendly efforts, the robot was known to recycle iPhones by disassembling them intricately so that the parts could be separated easily. But now users no longer need to use their imaginations as a YouTuber demonstrates how the magic happens.
Sara Dietschy seems to have answered the prayers of so many on the subject as viewers are guided in a fascinating way into a realm of the unknown.
The famous YouTuber was recently invited to visit the company’s factories in Texas where all the recycling magic continues. And it’s safe to say there were so many on the edge of their seats.
Apple has previously described the robot’s high efficiency and how it can disassemble devices at the rate of 200 smartphones in just 60 minutes. And in case you’re wondering how many phones that’s per year, well, the estimated numbers go up to 1.2 million in just one year.
Once a worker adds the device to the machine, the robot removes all parts of the phone without any help. This happens in a series of four different modules. And we’ve briefly described them below, thanks to Sara Dietschy and her video.
Module one is to get rid of the screen, while module two is to keep the battery on one side and the device on the other. Let’s not forget how the battery is attached to the back of the phone, which means Daisy has to use a big gust of cold air to tackle the adhesive.
For the third module, Daisy unscrews the iPhone and this leads to the final module. This is where all the separate parts are laid out on the conveyor belt so that the human factory workers can line them up separately in the respective storage bins.
This part is very technically sensitive because it allows the company to use the separate components in the form of renewable materials from the previous devices for the production of new iPhones.
A particular point that deserves your attention is that Daisy is not the very first robot from Apple that disassembles parts to recycle them. Instead, the robot was born from Liam, which the company introduced to the world in 2016. Liam was also used for the same purpose, but due to its larger size and complexity, they couldn’t move forward. .
Today, Daisy is a great addition whose compact design and efficient actions do the company justice in achieving its green goal.
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