Optical Sorting.

Leading in optimised sorting solutions.

Bühler is a leading global supplier of optical sorting solutions to the food and non-food processing industries and has been at the forefront of optical sorting technology for nearly 70 years. The Bühler optical sorting portfolio offers our customers a choice of precision-engineered innovative optical sorting equipment to meet today’s exacting optical sorting applications. As one of the world’s most trusted brands in optical sorting, we are recognised for intelligent technology and engineering leadership.

Bühler manufactures and assembles a full range of optical sorting equipment for grains, beans, pulses, spices, nuts, rice, vegetables and fruits as well as non-food products such as plastics by colour and shape with superior precision, performance and efficiency.

Our machines are designed in accordance with the most exacting standards of food hygiene and excel in the most difficult of food sorting applications where the strictest levels of food quality and safety are demanded. Equipped with industry-leading technologies including high-resolution custom built cameras, InGaAs technology, PROfileTM technology, high pressure ejectors and optimised feed mechanisms, Bühler optical sorters deliver the highest yield and unmatched quality of products.

With over half a century of optical sorting design and manufacturing experience, each optical sorter in the Bühler portfolio demonstrates a total commitment to innovation, intelligent design, comprehensive testing, advanced components and superior manufacturing.

Optical Sorters

Optical Sorters fed on innovation.
Comprehensive product portfolio to suit many commodity applications, capacity and sorting requirements; defects, colour and foreign material.


State-of-the art technology
Bühler’s optical sorting machines are packed with the latest innovations in optical sorting for unrivalled design, performance and usability.

Customer Service

Unparalleled access to a range of customer focused, flexible optical sorting service packages to suit your needs - available from over 140 countries worldwide.

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Bühler and Sortex

Pioneering intelligent optical sorting technology since 1947, Bühler Sortex is one of the world’s most trusted brands in optical sorting and is recognised for technical excellence, product innovation and engineering leadership. With a worldwide optical sorter install base of over 25,000 machines, Bühler Sortex delivers customer-focused solutions for even the most challenging of optical sorting applications.