Digital sorter for fresh-cut leafy greens
Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, Walla Walla, Wash., introduced VERYX digital sorters for fresh-cut leafy greens.
Detecting color, size, shape and structural properties of every object, including the presence or absence of chlorophyll, VERYX removes insects and animal parts, paperboard, wood, rocks, plastics, glass and more, as well as defects and blemishes such as leaf discoloration, tipburn and leaves that are decayed, wilted or broken. VERYX sorting systems can handle a wide range of leafy green products, including iceberg, romaine, leafy spinach, cabbage, arugula, frisée, escarole, radicchio, Belgian endive, mache greens, watercress and various salad mixes.
Each VERYX boasts optimal sensor types, sensor positions, lighting, ejection system and product handling and software. Next-generation 4-channel cameras and laser scanners offer twice the resolution of previous sensor technology. For lines that process a variety of leafy greens and salad mixes, fast and accurate recipe-driven changeovers maximize production flexibility and uptime while ensuring repeatable results.
VERYX is available in multiple sizes sorting up to 18,000 pounds of fresh-cut leafy greens per hour or more.
Plus, VERYX is said to be the only sorter that offers multi-sensor Pixel Fusion, an advanced detection capability that combines pixel-level input from multiple cameras and laser sensors to more clearly differentiate foreign material and defects from good product. The optional FMAlert function saves a time-stamped image of every critical piece of foreign material detected by the sorter.
Key Technology, Inc.