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Optical sorter


The SORTEX B is suitable for sorting rice, coffee, beans, seeds, nuts and plastics. It detects either light or dark color defects and sorts throughputs of up to 8 tons per hour per chute.

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Key benefits

Automatic sorter calibration during setup

Machine-learning features such as automatic calibration and product tracking simplify the sorter set-up. Also, you need to spend less time on continuous monitoring and sorter adjustments.

Optimizes yields, minimizes waste

Our product tracking software accurately classifies each grain as either accepted or rejected, minimizing recirculation of unclassified grains. This helps to reduce energy consumption, wear on ejectors, and downtime from clearing product build-up.

Consistent product quality

The SORTEX B optical sorter is fitted with high-resolution cameras to detect either light or dark colors. This helps you to remove color defects or foreign materials, enabling you to deliver a consistent product quality.

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One sorter for multiple products

Configurable options to match different product types

Our Bühler sales engineers will advise you on the best possible machine configurations to meet your sorting requirements. The configuration options include camera filters and chutes.

Reduce sorter downtime

Robust build, sealed components, and long lifetime

Its critical components are sealed to IP5X rating for protection against dust. Additionally, wear parts such as the Broadband LED lighting and the ejectors are modularly arranged so they can be serviced or replaced easily, thus minimizing sorter downtime.

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 spares, services and emergency support to maximize your overall equipment effectiveness. Additionally, for further sorter optimization, the SORTEX Total Care SafeGuard service feature can be activated to allow our engineers remote access and make real-time adjustments.

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Billions of people come into contact with Bühler technologies to cover their basic needs for food and mobility every day. Our motto is creating “innovations for a better world.” Find out more about our key topics.

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