Key Technology introduces digital sorters for potatoes
Key Technology introduces its VERYX belt-fed digital sorters. With sustainable all-sided surface inspection and multi-sensor Pixel Fusion, VERYX maximizes foreign material and defect detection and removal while virtually eliminating false rejects, according to Key.
The first belt-fed VERYX – the B175 model – will begin shipping in November, according to Marco Azzaretti, advanced inspection systems product manager at Key.
The VERYX B175 features a 1750-mm wide inspection area suited for mid- to high-capacity operations. The belt-fed digital sorter is ideal for potato processors sorting wet or frozen strips and specialty potato products as well as food processors sorting vegetables, fruits or other products, according to the company. The B175 can be configured to achieve two- or three-way sorting, as needed.
For food processors requiring all-sided surface inspection, Key can arrange the sensors to achieve full view of each object in the product stream with no blind spots, according to the company. On belt-fed systems, the VERYX bottom cameras are positioned away from product splatter to ensure lower sensor windows are not obstructed by buildup over time.
The new VERYX product separation/ejection system is also tailored to each application, with the distance between nozzles and the power of the valves varying for optimal management of the sort streams.
For more information, visit the VERYX website.