Buhler Sortex Ltd

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Safe Food. Clean Food.

Buhler Sortex is the world leader in innovation and delivery of sorting solutions to the global food and non-food processing industries.

Buhler Sortex provides control and management solutions that enable producers in selected industries to meet the quality criteria demanded by their customers, while maintaining optimum productivity and yield.

Colour, size and shape sorters.

We do not see ourselves only as a supplier of optical sorting equipment. We help our customers meet consumer quality demands, safeguard their brand image and increase their revenue. We do this by guaranteeing consistent, high quality, added value produce.

  • Outstanding efficiency
  • Maximum profit and high precision
  • High production capacity and flexibility
  • Exemplary ease of use
  • High sanitation standards

 Applications:

Optical Sorting Machines

SORTEX Z+

The SORTEX Z+ is the world leading optical sorter in its area of application. It determines the purity of input product with exceptional accuracy within a split second. On the basis of colour, shape or other optical properties, defective items and foreign material are identified and separated from the product stream. Its main fields of application are rice, grains, beans and pulses, tea and coffee, seeds and spices, nuts, dehydrated vegetables and recycled plastics.

Optical Sorting Machines

Optical Sorting Machines

SORTEX K

Innovative, precise and efficient: The SORTEX K optical sorting machine determines the purity of input product with exceptional accuracy within a split second. On the basis of colour, shape or other optical properties, defective items and foreign material are identified and separated from the product stream. The SORTEX K uses leading edge technology to deliver effective solutions for processors in the freezing and canning industries. It is able to inspect product in a blanched, unblanched or frozen state so that processors can position the sorter at any point in their line. Its main fields of application are fresh and frozen vegetables, fruits and berries.

Optical Sorting Machines

Optical Sorting Machines

SORTEX E

Innovative, precise and efficient: The SORTEX E optical sorting machine is an exciting new development for the packing line. By combining enhanced InGaAs technology, bichromatic cameras and shape recognition it is uniquely capable of ensuring the safety of your product. Enhanced InGaAs cameras have been designed for stable operation in a packing room. The high detection efficiency of this new technology provides clean and safe product with the maximum yield. The SORTEX E is developed for processing frozen fruit, vegetables and berries.

Optical Sorting Machines

Optical Sorting Machines

SORTEX M

The SORTEX M is a high standard optical sorting machine manufactured by Buhler in China. It is used to separate input product into two separate output streams on the basis of colour properties. Its main fields of application are rice, wheat, lentils, seeds and spices, dehydrated vegetables and plastics.

Optical Sorting Machines

Unique features

PROfile Technology

PROfile shape recognition gives the sorter the ability to separate objects by their shape as well as by their colour. This is of great benefit in removing contaminants of similar colour to the product, or in removing misshapen product.

InGaAs Technology

InGaAs technology has been used for the detection of foreign material in a wide range of frozen fruit and vegetables including complex mixes such as paella. It has proved successful in detecting foreign material from the packing line such as blue plastic, light wood and cardboard.

Climate Control System

Service

SORTEX Total Care

Our worldwide Customer Care organisation delivers the highest quality local support. We have now developed SORTEX Total Care, which combines the best of our local support with a new range of support services, embracing the latest in communications technology. For Total Care Gold customers, wherever they are in the world, our Anyware communications package is designed to give total reassurance. Through the Internet, it allows us to assess the sorter condition and settings when things are not quite right. Our local and central support teams are ready and waiting to help. The Anyware Alerts feature adds automatic fault indication to Buhler Sortex’ Customer Services, enabling us to implement Total Care to maximum effect.

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