“We spent time in the mills speaking directly to millers about their most pressing pain points. We also spoke to our in-house Application Specialists to gauge what the market as a whole was in need of and what would be feasible to develop,”
From a performance point of view, while the SORTEX A had already set the bar in the world of optical sorters, Bühler’s R&D team was still not satisfied. With the Merlin Ai sorting engine, they have man-aged to achieve an additional 50 percent reduction in yield losses. “This means less food waste and a minimized footprint for processors, which is much better for the planet,” Kinsella says.