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AIR

Its sophisticated precision Chemical Imaging Technology (CIT®) means the Sherlock AIR delivers high quality optical sorting for all small foodstuffs.

Analysis of the entire near infrared spectrum allows the chemical composition of objects to be analyzed in‑line and in real time, irrespective of color, shape, surface or specific weight, and dealt with on the spot. This enables outstanding recognition and removal of foreign bodies and visible defects as well as those that have hitherto been invisible to the naked eye. Precisely controlled high speed air valves remove over 50 % of the worst defects. The new software platform provides your desired combination of high‑resolution 4 K cameras and sensor fusion, shape recognition, sizing and the latest machine learning algorithms. The Sherlock Air meets the highest standards of hygienic design and can be used for all foodstuffs in either wet or dry processes.


  • DETECTION OF FOREIGN BODIES
  • DETECTION OF COLOR DEFECTS
  • DETECTION OF SHAPE DEFECTS
  • DETECTION OF CHEMICAL DEFECTS (E.G. RANCID NUTS PATENT PENDING)
  • SORTING BY SIZE (LENGTH AND WIDTH)
  • 2-WAY SORTING
  • High Speed Air Valve System
  • SIZE STATISTICS
  • DEFECT STATISTICS
  • REJECT STATISTICS
  • CHEMICAL COMPOSITION MONITORING (E.G. DRY MATTER)
  • INDUSTRY 4.0 DATA PREPARATION IN DATABASE
  • Sensor Object-Fusion
  • Remote Access

HIGH SPEED AIR VALVE SYSTEM

Objects are discarded using precisely controlled air jets. These are deployed by means of ultra‑fast magnetic valves that can be controlled to the millisecond. Major defects can be removed precisely from over 50% of the incoming product stream with just one pass. The position of the valves can be selected according to the size of objects in the product stream.



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