Key Technology introduces the highest capacity digital sorter in the food processing industry - the new VERYX B210. With an inspection area over 2 meters wide, the belt-fed VERYX B210 maximizes throughput on high-capacity lines. Like all sorters in the VERYX family, the new B210 features advanced detection technology and an innovative system architecture that improve sorting accuracy. Recognizing objects' color, size, shape and/or structural properties, VERYX sorters remove foreign material (FM) and product defects to improve product quality while virtually eliminating false rejects to increase yields. Featuring a 2100-mm wide inspection zone, VERYX B210 offers a production capacity in excess of 23 metric tons (50,000 lb.) of product per hour, depending on the application. With an inspection area more than 10 percent wider than other sorters with a similar footprint, VERYX optimally singulates product on the belt to improve sorting accuracy and enables processors to increase their throughputs by up to 15 percent while conserving floor space. "In many food processing plants, there is a trend toward new, higher capacity production lines, as well as efforts to maximize throughput on existing line installations. Our VERYX B210 supports both of these scenarios. In some layouts, the B210 is capable of replacing two smaller capacity sorters to make the line flow more efficient," said Marco Azzaretti, Advanced Inspection Systems Product Manager at Key. The VERYX B210 complements Key's other belt- and chute-fed VERYX sorters of various widths, enabling the VERYX family to meet the needs of production lines at any capacity requirement. The B210 and other belt-fed VERYX sorters are ideal for wet and frozen potato strips and specialty potato products as well as fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, leafy greens, potato chips and other snack foods, confections, seafood and more. Chute-fed VERYX sorters are optimal for sorting nuts, dried fruits, IQF products and other free-flowing and bulk particulate foods.
Key tailors each VERYX sorter with the ideal sensor types, sensor positions, lighting, ejection system, product handling and software to meet each processor's product requirements, including handling multiple product types and frequent changeovers. The system includes specialized infeed and collection shakers designed specifically for each application in order to maximize sorting performance. All VERYX sorters can be upgraded in the field with additional or different sensors, as customer requirements evolve over time.