Sortex: Setting the industry standard for optical sorting

by Chrystal Shannon
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Sortex Ltd., developers of the first optical sorters for the agricultural industry, was established in London in 1947. Today Sortex is the world’s leading manufacturer of color sorting machines, with clients in more than 100 countries around the world encompassing the full spectrum of food and agricultural products.

The company is customer-focused and employs research and development expertise in optical design, applied physics, electronic hardware, software design and mechanical engineering. Sortex is pioneering optical sorting technology via an active research program that is often carried out in collaboration with both industry and academic partners.

Since its introduction in 1996, the Sortex 90000 series high-capacity color sorter has become an industry standard, with more than 500 units installed worldwide. The 90000 series provides processors and millers with the purest possible end product, enabling customers to obtain the best market price.

The Sortex 90000 was engineered to maintain the highest possible sorting performance, even in the harshest operating conditions and regardless of the commodity. To achieve these standards, Sortex offers models featuring different sensors, optics and lighting to suit the needs of sorting different commodities.

Part of the Swiss engineering group Buhler, Sortex has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation in 1968, 1972, 1987 and in 2001.

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