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Without re-sorting, each SORTEX channel sorts up to four tonnes of grain per hour, which, in the case of the SORTEX B7, amounts to a total output of 28 tonnes per hour. However, if one of the seven channels is used for re-sorting, the sorting capacity of each of the remaining six channels is increased in the standard application to eight tonnes of grain per hour. So, with the B7 machine size, the overall output increases to up to 48 tonnes per hour.
For decades, the SORTEX technology has been used for optimum sorting of food products and for non-food applications with 99.9% accuracy. Two years ago, Bühler introduced the SORTEX A and B ranges as optical sorters for grain milling.
The sorters from the SORTEX A (Top Line) and B (Performance Line) ranges have been specifically designed for grain sorting and are suitable for sorting common wheat and durum wheat, corn, rye, oats, barley, sorghum, buckwheat and soy beans, sunflower and golden millet. In this way, Bühler covers the majority of crop processing applications.
The SORTEX product range for use in the grain sorting process has a modular design. Each system is individually configured according to the type of grain to be sorted, the process requirements and the output required. The different versions vary in the number of channels, camera equipment, detection software and ejection systems.
The new SORTEX B7 optical sorter was presented for the first time at the Bühler Networking Days event in August 2016. A first optical sorter with seven channels has been in use for several months and has fulfilled all expectations so far.