Key Technology, Walla Walla, Wash., introduced VERYXbelt-fed digital sorters.

Like the chute-fed VERYX sorters introduced in 2015, the new belt-fed VERYX sorters feature innovative mechanical architecture, sustainable all-sided surface inspection, multi-sensor Pixel Fusion, high-resolution cameras and laser sensors and extreme ease-of-use.
The B175 model maximizes foreign material and defect detection and removal while virtually eliminating false rejects. The system can easily be upgraded in the field with more or different cameras, lasers, BioPrint hyperspectral sensors and other technologies.
Plus, it features a 1750-mm-wide inspection area suited for mid- to high-capacity operations, including potato, fruit and vegetable processing. B175 can also be configured to achieve 2- or 3-way sorting as needed.
Key’s patented multi-sensor Pixel Fusion merges data streams from multiple cameras and lasers in relation to each image pixel, and fuses sensor data at pixel level to maximize the contrast between “good” and “bad” (as defined by the user).
Smart features include auto-learning, self-adjustment algorithms, predictive system diagnostics, smart alarms, FMAlert, Sort-to-Grade and Information Analytics, Key’s set of data acquisition and connectivity capabilities that allow users to gather a broad range of product and operational data from the sorter.
Key Technology, Inc.