A high resolution camera exclusively developed for BEST, is provided with an adapted spectrum, ideal for optical sorting. It also features our new industrial high quality lenses, with an advanced focusing system.
Camera sorters are used both for food and non-food applications like French fries, shrimps, vegetables, snacks, raw cotton, plastics, extrudates, etc. High-speed cameras (monochromatic as well as true color RGB) scan products on-belt or off-belt. Detection capabilities are not limited to the visible spectrum, but also take advantage of the infra-red, ultra violet and other spectra. The advantage of cameras is that you can place them under different angles so you’re able to scan the product 5 or 6/6 sides.
Our series of camera sorters can combine color, infrared and fluorescence detection with true Shape Recognition. This multi-tasking set-up results in high detection rates and low false rejection, while implementinga touch screen user-interface for ease of operation.
This camera technology can be installed on a free-fall systems or belt driven systems, depending on your product, condition, shape and expected performance.
If there’s no difference in color, the camera is able to analyze the object by shape. A general shape sorting toolbox adds complementary sorting capabilities to the camera by applying object oriented features like length, width, diameter, area, broken piece recognition, etc. It also integrates an advanced ‘template matching’ software to target stems and stalks in green beans. The Carrot Sorting module allows to sort on shape of carrots at a high speed and on large volumes.
With SWIR technology, the water based products such as frozen fruit and vegetables absorb the light, whereas difficult defects such as wood and plastic reflect it. Contaminations (glass, cardboard, metal…) are detected and rejected from the good product, providing optimum sorting efficiency, with extremely low false reject.