Key Technology Inc.of Walla Walla, Wash., has introduced three-way sorting on the camera-laser Optyx sorter.
It features two ejector systems and three outfeed streams, allowing processor to remove foreign material in one stream while assigning the other two for good product of different grades, according to a news release.
The sorter's proprietary color cameras recognize each object's size, shape and color differences.
Laser technology inspects distinctive structural properties to detect foreign material.
The sorters feature an intuitive touchscreen.
The new advancements are particularly suited to walnuts, raisins, dates, cherries and other small-sized products, according to the release.
Three-way sorting is available on Optyx 3000, which handles up to 13,000 pounds per hour and on the Optyx 6000, which handles up to 26,500 pounds per hour.