The newtec optical sorting machine: The machines are designed to sort potatoes by size, shape and quality in a single-stage process.
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Newtec’s optical sorting machine for potatoes, model Celox-P-UHD, is designed to sort potatoes by size, shape and quality in a single-stage process. The machine sorts washed potatoes directly, eliminating the need for pre-grading and minimizing the need for manual labour, while ensuring consistent quality and high throughput.
Up to 16 categories of products can be sorted out simultaneously. Sorting criteria for these categories are instantly customizable according to the current needs. Premium product selections can effortlessly be sorted out of bulk produce.
Being completely configurable by the operator or factory manager the sorting machine permits near-instant turn-around time and unparalleled flexibility. Additionally the machine collects detailed real-time product data which is available with Newtec WebServices. The same data can optionally be integrated in a business IT-systems for further analysis.
Newtec’s optical sorting machine consists of three main sections as listed below:
The infeed section receives products and conveys them into the camera section. Advanced computer control ensures optimum throughput on all lanes.
In the camera section each product is inspected to capture accurate data on size, shape and surface quality. Each product is evaluated according to the grading parameters chosen by the operator.
Products reach the Spinaflex section as they leave the camera section. The Spinaflex belt routes each product to the correct outlet.
Different sections of the Newtec sorting machine: From left; Infeed section, Camera section and Spinaflex section.
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Advantages of using newtec optical sorting machine
- Quality, size and shape sorting in one machine