Key Technology, Walla Walla, Wash., introduced VERYX digital sorters for fresh and frozen berries.

VERYX maximizes sorting accuracy through its innovative mechanical architecture, sustained all-sided surface inspection, next-generation cameras and lasers, unique multi-sensor Pixel Fusion (patented advanced detection technology that combines pixel-level input from multiple camera and laser sensors to provide the clearest possible differentiation between good product, defects and foreign material), a high-precision ejection system, specialized product handling systems and extreme ease of use. Tailored to each customer’s application, VERYX chute- and belt-fed sorters increase foreign material and defect removal to enhance product quality while virtually eliminating false rejects to increase yield.

It detects and removes soft fruit, broken berries, color-based defects and both organic and inorganic foreign material, including stems, leaves, metal, glass, rocks, paperboard, plastics and rubber of any color in blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, fresh and individually-quick frozen (IQF) berries and crumble and powder products.
Available in various widths to accommodate small- to high-capacity production environments, VERYX’s architecture strategically positions sensors, light sources and backgrounds away from product splatter and contamination zones.
Additional smart features include auto-learning, self-adjustment algorithms, predictive system diagnostics, smart alarms and FMAlert, which enable it to adapt to normal changes in the product and environment and perform without operator intervention.

Key Technology, Inc.