Key Technology introduces VERYX® digital sorters for frozen and fresh berries. Featuring an innovative mechanical architecture, sustained all-sided surface inspection, next-generation cameras and lasers, unique multi-sensor Pixel Fusion™, a high-precision ejection system, specialized product handling systems and extreme ease of use, VERYX maximizes sorting accuracy. Tailored to each customer’s application, VERYX chute- and belt-fed sorters increase foreign material (FM) and defect removal to enhance product quality while virtually eliminating false rejects to increase yield.
Ideal for blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and more, VERYX inspects fresh and individually quick frozen (IQF) berries as well as crumble and powder products. Recognizing each object’s color, size, shape and structural properties, VERYX detects and removes soft fruit, broken berries, color-based defects and both organic and inorganic FM including stems, leaves, metal, glass, rocks, paperboard, plastics and rubber of any color.
“Small, delicate, high-value berries require very gentle handling and precise sorting to maximize product quality and minimize yield loss. At Key, we have a long history and deep expertise sorting fresh and frozen berries, which we leveraged when designing VERYX for these applications,” said Marco Azzaretti, Advanced Inspection Systems Product Manager at Key. “The first installations of VERYX sorters for berries have been in production at locations around the world for several months now. These processors are reporting outstanding sorting results with VERYX.”