Digital sorter for fruit and vegetables


Key Technology expands its VERYX family of digital sorters with the introduction of the VERYX B140, a medium-capacity belt-fed sorter.

The new B140 features a 1400-mm wide inspection zone, which is 15 percent wider than comparatively sized sorters to achieve a higher throughput within a similar footprint and better singulation of product on the belt to improve sorting accuracy.

Featuring an innovative system architecture and advanced inspection technology, VERYX sorters maximize the detection and removal of foreign material (FM) and product defects based on objects’ color, size, shape and/or structural properties while minimizing false rejects to enhance product quality and increase yields.

Ideal for production lines running 5 to 10 metric tons (12,000 to 24,000 lb.) of product per hour, the VERYX B140 complements Key’s existing range of chute- and belt-fed VERYX sorters of various widths.

All belt-fed VERYX sorters, including the new B140, can be configured 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 sorter configurations are ideal for nuts, dried fruit, IQF products and other free-flowing foods.