The PetBot robot is a unique development that will help to recycle ordinary plastic bottles.
The process is not yet fully automated, and the device does not claim to be used for commercial purposes, but the benefits of its operation are obvious. The authors of the YouTube channel JRT3D demonstrated a way to dispose of plastic bottles at home. They built a device called PetBot, which recycles plastic bottles into plastic thread.
The device combines several mechanisms, each of which performs its part of the task. The first prototype does not have full automation, so the owner will have to hold the bottle with his hand while the roller bearings with a built-in knife cut it into long strips. The tape falls on the spool, where the second part of the process begins. It extends through a special tank, where it is heated to high temperatures. This allows you to achieve flexibility, and the output is a long thread. It can be used in 3D printers to create new things, thus giving a second life to used bottles.