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Europe: Key exhibits new sorter in Belgian show

Key Technology introduces the Veryx belt-fed digital sorters to the European food processing industry at Interpom in November 2016 in Kortrijk, Belgium.

Like the chute-fed Veryx sorters introduced in 2015, the new belt-fed has a highly innovative mechanical architecture, sustainable all-sided surface inspection, multi-sensor Pixel Fusion, high resolution cameras and laser sensors available on a digital sorter.

The system maximizes foreign material and defect detection and removal while virtually eliminating false rejects.

“Our next-generation VERYX sorters achieve more accurate discrimination – they detect additional kinds of defects and smaller defects at the same time they sacrifice almost no good product to the reject stream,” says Marco Azzaretti, advanced inspection systems product manager.

“More intelligent automated decision-making minimizes the need for operator interaction and helps maintain optimal sorting performance.”

To address a wide variety of food products and production capacities, the VERYX family will grow to include chute-fed sorter configurations in two widths and belt-fed sorters in four widths.

With a highly customizable modular design, Key tailors each system around the product characteristics and production objectives of each processor with the ideal sensors, sensor positions, lighting, separation/ejection system, product handling and software.

The system can easily be upgraded in the field with more or different cameras, lasers, BioPrint hyperspectral sensors and other technologies, as customer requirements evolve over time.

The VERYX B175 features a 1750-mm wide inspection area suited for mid- to high-capacity operations.

Ideal for potato processors sorting wet or frozen strips and specialty potato products as well as those sorting vegetables, fruits or other products, the B175 can be configured to achieve two- or three-way sorting, as needed.