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Key Technology has launched a range of digital sorters for fresh and frozen berries.

Tailored to each customer’s application, the Veryx chute- and belt-fed sorters increase foreign material (FM) and defect removal to enhance product quality while virtually eliminating false rejects to increase yield.

Suitable for blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and more, the sorters inspect fresh and individually quick frozen (IQF) berries as well as crumble and powder products.

Recognising each object’s colour, size, shape and structural properties, they detect and remove soft fruit, broken berries, colour-based defects and both organic and inorganic FM including stems, leaves, metal, glass, rocks, paperboard, plastics and rubber.

High resolution cameras and laser sensors on a digital sorter detect the smallest defects.

Veryx chute- and belt-fed sorters offer in-air inspection and the ability to view all sides of the product, including fruit with complex shapes such as strawberries.