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Optical sorter


The SORTEX E1C is an optical sorter for nuts and dried fruit featuring a small footprint and sorting throughputs of up to 6 tons per hour. It detects color defects and foreign materials including glass and plastics.

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Key benefits

Maximize food safety

The SORTEX E1C features high-resolution cameras on either side with proprietary detection technologies for maximum food safety. It removes colors, shells, hulls, membranes, plastics, and glass.

Minimal operator intervention

The sorter's pre-installed SORTEX ProSortX operating software is designed for ease of use and stores up to 100 user-defined sorting modes. This feature along with machine learning enables you to sort different products with minimal set-up and calibration.

Minimize food contamination

The open design and stainless-steel frame make it easier to access and clean the hoppers, chutes, optical areas, and product contact surfaces. The doors on the SORTEX E1C are sealed to IP56 rating, the electronics are protected for wash-down operations.

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Maximize food safety

Add a layer of assurance with BioVision detection technology

The Sortex E can be equipped with Sortex BioVision technology, which detects spectral and spatial differences commonly found between nuts and shells. It can also tell the difference between good nut products and foreign matter. It can remove hazardous material as small as 5 mm in size.


Consistent product quality

The sorter's profile technology detects defects that cannot be differentiated by color, such as sticks from peanuts or under- and oversized almonds. Simply set and define your parameters for acceptable shapes to start removing unwanted shapes and sizes from your nuts.

Reduced total cost of ownership

Customized services and support with presence in over 140 countries

Our extensive local presence offers quick and fast turnaround of emergency support, spares, and service packages, maximizing your overall equipment effectiveness. Additionally, for further sorter optimization, the SORTEX Anyware service feature can also be activated to allow our engineers have remote access and make real-time adjustments.

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The Sortex E BioVision has stepped up the bar for us on our food safety and overall quality of our product.

Mike DeRuosi, President, DeRuosi Nut, USA

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