Automatic sorting equipment in cascade by artificial vision
Free fall sorter analyzes any type of product in cascade, being suitable for large or small food products. It is a quality inspection equipment designed to verify the presence of foreign bodies and quality problems in products.
The equipment vibrates the food and deposits it in single coat layers, classifying the product in the cascade in two different lines according to the established quality criteria. The equipment can incorporate vision cameras in the visible light spectrum or hyperspectral cameras, being able to detect contamination that is visually confused with the product.
What are the advantages?
Modular and expandable structure
Detection of defects previously invisible to conventional vision systems
Adaptable to any production plant
Great versatility in the typology of products analyzed
The equipment is configured with different lighting systems and cameras depending on the food to be analyzed and the speed of the process.
Free fall sorter has three different methods of product separation, detecting the following quality defects.
- Detection of shape defects in the product
- Detection of tone defects
- Presence of camouflaged foreign bodies
- In-line spectrometry analysis
FREE FALL SORTER
Free fall sorter can incorporate different sorting systems depending on the characteristics of the production process
Pneumatic blow sorting: the system activates a series of pneumatic blow valves that divert the product to a secondary line
Sorting by flaps: when the product is very heavy, the blow valves are replaced by a series of blades that act pneumatically
Interim hopper sorting: Depending on processing times, an interim hopper rejection system may be required, so that batches of product are rejected.
Manual Sorting:In some processes it may be more interesting to perform manual sorting, so that an operator is warned of a quality fault and proceeds to remove it manually.