SORTEX
Optical Sorting

 

We are SORTEX, the pioneers of optical sorting performance.

With us, you get more than technology. You access 160 years of expertise, innovation, and partnership. With service stations in more than 140 countries, and thousands of color sorters installed worldwide, our global network, cutting-edge solutions and passionate team are by your side, supporting your success.

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Better seed germination and yields

Our optical sorters sort a wide range of seed varieties from field crops, herbage seeds to vegetable seeds. They detect unwanted colors, seed defects, diseased seeds and foreign materials – helping you achieve better germination and promote consistent seed growth.

Maximize the value of your product

Our range of optical sorters can fit anywhere in the coffee processing line – from initial handling of green coffee through to roasted beans. They remove imperfections such as color, beans damaged by insects and foreign materials, helping you to maintain a high product quality.

Meet food safety and quality standards

Our optical sorters can sort confectionery, including mints, pastilles, chocolates and gums. They remove foreign materials such as metal, stones, glass and unwanted color and product defects.

Maintain a consistent product quality

Our optical sorters sort a range of dehydrated foods such as dried onions, leeks, carrots and green beans. They detect color defects, odd lengths and unwanted stalks.

Maximize yields and product quality

Our optical sorters sort a range of grains, including oats, corn, wheat and rye. They remove unwanted colors and product defects with minimal yield loss. They can also detect foreign materials such as sticks and stones. They also offer a high level of food safety.

Achieve a better product value and yields

Our range of optical sorters are all designed to help you achieve a better quality of nuts with minimal yield loss and product damage. We use cameras and lighting to detect different defects from a variety of nuts, including peanuts, almonds, pistachios and walnuts.

Helping you reach high product quality and yields

Our optical sorters meet the most stringent requirements in food safety and quality. They remove color defects, unwanted seed varieties and foreign materials at minimal yield loss. Helping you meet food safety requirements while maintaining yields.

For consistent yields and quality

Our optical sorters are suitable for all types of pulses, including beans, lentils, grams and peas. They are designed to minimize product damage and efficiently target defects such as spots from as small as 0.5 mm in size. Helping you achieve better yields and quality.

Maximize the recovery of plastics and yields

Our range of sorters for plastics covers PET flakes, HDPE, uPVC window regrinds to WEE/ELV, ABS, PS and pellets. They can remove the same color PVC from PE or color groupings. 

Improve yields, quality and food safety

Our rice sorters sort all types of rice, including paddy, parboiled and steamed rice. They detect glass, stones and color defects, including very light and subtle color defects.

Preserve the product quality of spices

Our spice sorters remove damaged rice, foreign materials and color defects, including very light and subtle color defects. They are suitable for all types of spices, including whole or seed forms.

Improve pasta quality and yields

Our sorters for soup pasta can remove foreign materials and color defects. They include lighter pasta or stained pasta, for instance pasta stained by oil. 

Delivering safer foods and higher yiels

Our optical sorters sort a wide range of processed fresh and frozen vegetables. They remove large and subtle color defects, EVM such as pea pods, stalks, sticks and stems from green beans. They also remove foreign materials such as insects, stones, wood, cardboard and plastics.

Pet Food Sorting

Remove defects like foreign material, discoloured, cross contamination and mis – shaped to ensure the highest product quality standards.

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