22 September 2021
Updates to sorting line to be showcased
KEY Technology will be introducing its VERYX® 2.0 line of digital sorting machines at Pack Expo Las Vegas from September 27th to 29th.
The company, which designs and manufactures automated digital sorters, conveyors and other processing equipment in Europe and the US and supports customers worldwide via its SupportPro service organisation, first introduced the line six years ago. The new line features a new mechanical layout, next-generation LED illumination, enhanced laser scanner technology, and new software driven by artificial intelligence (AI).
President of Key Technology, Carson Brennan, said: “Since its introduction six years ago, VERYX has earned a reputation as the most advanced sorting technology for the food processing industry and has achieved tremendous market success. Over that time, our focus on continuous improvement has led the VERYX family to evolve. Now, VERYX 2.0 presents the next step up in sort performance and process value."
The VERYX 2.0 belt sorters’ architecture houses all utility components within the frame, eliminating the need for an external enclosure. All door seals have been updated to a new patented design. Additional sanitation upgrades further ensure VERYX 2.0 can withstand even the harshest operating environments over long production cycles.
A next-generation LED illumination system on VERYX 2.0 delivers higher intensity light with less scatter and reduced shadowing effects, which improves the sorter’s FM and defect detection. Featuring components with up to twice the life expectancy of previous-generation LED lighting, the manufacturer says Key’s new LED illumination technology reduces operating costs at the same time it improves sort performance.
New digital receivers produce "the highest resolution available" while Key says a more accurate and consistent signal enables more precise FM and defect removal while reducing good product loss and improving yield. Key has enhanced the software functionality of its FM Alert™ monitoring tool that sends alerts if a critical FM event occurs and records a time-stamped image of each critical object detected by the sorter.
VERYX 2.0 is available with Key’s new Discovery™ suite of data analytics solutions, so data can be collected, analysed and shared while sorting product and Key has also enhanced its intelligent Sort-to-Grade® (STG) software which can categorise product defects and the dimensions and automatically makes accept/reject decisions based on the target quality spec defined by the operator.
The line includes belt and chute-fed sorters of various sizes.