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Europe: Machine for sorting delicate berries

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Key Technology introduces Veryx digital sorters for fresh and frozen berries with features such as an innovative mechanical architecture, sustained all-sided surface inspection, next-generation cameras and lasers, unique multi-sensor Pixel Fusion and a high-precision ejection system.

Tailored to each customer’s application, the chute- and belt-fed sorters increase foreign material (FM) and defect removal to enhance product quality while virtually eliminating false rejects to increase yield.

Ideal for blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries, Veryx inspects fresh and individually quick frozen (IQF) berries as well as crumble and powder products.

Recognizing each object’s color, size, shape and structural properties, Veryx detects and removes soft fruit, broken berries, color-based defects and both organic and inorganic FM including stems, leaves, metal, glass, rocks, paperboard, plastics and rubber of any color.

The highest resolution cameras and laser sensors on a digital sorter detect the smallest defects and FM.

Up to four channels of information from the cameras and up to eight channels from the laser scanner satisfy requirements, from basic to complex.

Pixel Fusion is a patented advanced detection technology that combines pixel-level input from multiple camera and laser sensors to provide the clearest possible differentiation between good product, defects and FM.

With Pixel Fusion, Veryx consistently removes difficult-to-detect stems and other FMs without ‘false positives’ (the incorrect identification of good product as defect or FM), ensuring the desired product quality and maximizing yield at the same time.

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