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Dry Processing

Optical sorters

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Bühler SORTEX A and SORTEX B optical sorting machines are designed to improve yield, performance and product quality for the optical sorting of dry commodities including nuts, seeds, pulses, grain and coffee.


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Automated identification unit

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Providing automated, secure identification, sorting and targeting of items, the CSB-Eyedentifier unit uses image analysis to check and enter the relevant details during the production and packing process.


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Optical sorting system

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 Used with diced and small fruits and vegetables, the TOMRA Iris II optical sorting system uses top and bottom sensor banks to view each object “in flight” with a combination of LED illumination in the visible and near infra-red spectral zones. 


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Case History: Sowing the seeds of success at Red River

New SORTEX A ColorVision InGaAs optical sorter delivers finished product quality of 99.99 percent purity for leading US sunflower seed processor.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The sorter has enabled higher capacity and recovery rates as well.
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Fabulous Food Plants

Automation keeps fruit fresh at Paramount Citrus

This 640,000-sq.-ft. citrus fruit processing/packaging facility is almost completely automated and has a roof of solar cells and a fuel cell system to supply energy to the plant and the grid.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The plant provides consumers fresh fruit consistent in size, color, quality and taste while scoring environmental points.


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Sliding shoe sorter

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 Used in warehouse or distribution center areas, such as receiving, order fulfillment, consolidation and shipping, the Dematic FlexSort SL2 sliding shoe sorter has Web-enabled modular software and distributed controls 

 


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New hyperspectral sensor-based system for potato processors helps sorting

The technology can help identify problems in a potato’s chemical composition before processing.
By Shane O'Halloran
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By identifying issues like sugar ends before cooking, processors save time and money.
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The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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