Snacks Sorting

Setting new standards in product quality

Bühler provides optical sorting solutions for snack food processors who demand the highest standards of quality and safety. With a focus on precision sorting, hygiene and consistent yield, the SORTEX range of optical sorters meet the requirements of small, medium and large processors. Solutions are offered for many applications ranging from snack seeds, nuts to corn, roasted or unroasted. Its commitment to substantial investment in R&D ensures that SORTEX optical sorters produce excellent results in removing even the most challenging of snack food defects.

Setting new standards in quality

  • Advanced custom-built technology – visible cameras, high resolution InGaAs technology and unique PROfile technology ensures the selection of the highest quality snacks.
  • High efficiency in the removal of discoloured, rotten, immature, shrivelled, foreign seeds and under/over roasted snack food to achieve optimum product quality.
  • Excellent results in removing even the most challenging defects such as stones, sticks, glass and other foreign material, to maximise safety.
  • The effective removal diseased seeds, aflatoxin level in nuts, and sclerotia in sunflower seeds, is greatly reduced.

Satisfying current hygiene requirements

  • An open design and stainless steel construction is available, to allow hygienic operation and easy cleaning.
  • Custom-designed options such as chute heating and chute lifting is available in some models to further simplify cleaning routine, especially for oily products.

Maximising value and yield

  • Precise optical sorting achieves uniform appearance and added value.
  • Leading optical and ejector technology minimises the false ejection of the good product.
  • Simultaneous resort option allows the recovery of good product from the reject stream.

Consistent performance and stability

  • Consistent performance and reliable operation with automatic calibration whilst maintaining a clean optical viewing area.
  • Maximum stability with the Climate Control System option, for operations in extreme ambient temperature range.

Multiple, configurable machine options

  • Modular design options of up to four sizes with capacity requirements ranging from 0.5-12 tons/hour is available.
  • The Graphical User Interface (GUI) enables fast product changeovers and stores a wide range of pre-stored product modes.
  • Assisted by the Anyware remote connection, Bühler engineers can respond quickly in support of SORTEX sorters. Maximizing uptime and further enhancing productivity.

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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