Anker Andersen A/S is the leading global supplier of industrial high performance machines (HLZ®) for counting and sorting of refillable and non-refillable used beverage containers with deposit (UBCs). HLZ® is a registered trademark of Anker Andersen A/S.

Our highly efficient and reliable HLZ® machines are made of 100% stainless steel, and with their modularity, they are sufficiently flexible to meet customer-specific requirements.

The HLZ® systems are installed in for example, bottle depots, counting centers and redemption and collection centers, which receive mixed batches of used beverage containers from retailers,  HoReCa businesses or consumers. The HLZ® systems count and sort the beverages containers into the required fractions, free selectable.

Capacity, accuracy and approvals
The capacity of our HLZ® high performance counting and sorting machines ranges from 100–300 containers/minute, and they have a registration accuracy of ≥99.5% and are all CE marked and UL, CSA or SAA approved.

Reading of bar codes and material sorting
In the scanner unit of the HLZ® machines, high-tech cameras register EAN bar codes, security marks and/or QR codes on the beverage containers in order to determine whether they are redeemable. Subsequently, the UBCs are sorted into the required material fractions. At so-called no-read stations, unknown beverage containers are registered manually. 



If you want to learn more about our HLZ® systems and how we work, please contact us.