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‘Chuck’ churns through library checkouts in Louisville Daily Camera By John Aguilar Camera Staff Writer Izzy Thomason, 11, left, and Jil Thomason watch the new book-sorting machine at the Louisville Public Library on May 11, 2012.

“Chuck, known to his manufacturers as the 3M Intelligent Return and Sorter System FX, made its debut at the Louisville Public Library earlier this week and the $146,000 high-tech sorting machine is already wowing staff with its work ethic and indefatigable spirit. Chuck, so named by library staff because of its ability to “chuck” books into the right bins, can handle 1,200 items per hour — ten times more than can be sorted by hand.”

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