Integrated Hyperspectral Sorting System for Bacon Bits

When integrated with vibratory conveyors, the new sorting line improves safety and quality.

Key Veryx Bio Print For Bacon Bits
Key Technology

Key Technology introduces its new integrated hyperspectral sorting system for chilled bacon bits.

As the world’s only sorter that can combine near infrared (NIR) hyperspectral detection with color cameras, Key’s VERYX BioPrint analyzes a richer set of data about the materials it is sorting to remove the smallest bone fragments and other difficult-to-detect foreign material and product defects. When integrated with Key’s vibratory conveyors, this new bacon bit sorting line improves food safety and product quality while maximizing efficiencies, improving yield and reducing labor.

To identify and remove light and dark bone, interleaving paper, L board, grease-soaked cardboard, plastics in various colors and more, VERYX BioPrint sorters detect every object’s color, size, shape and structure as well as the chemometric and biologic properties. Key’s Pixel Fusion detection technology combines pixel-level data from the hyperspectral sensors and color cameras to produce a unique ‘signature’ associated with each material substance that passes through the sorter. This enables VERYX BioPrint to remove the widest variety of hard-to-detect FM and defects without false rejects.

Key customizes each integrated bacon bit sorting line with the ideal equipment to optimize overall system performance and meet the customer’s unique production objectives. Iso-Flo and Impulse vibratory conveyors can be configured to transfer, scalp, size grade, distribute, feed scales and other processing line equipment.

The integrated VERYX BioPrint sorting system can virtually eliminate the need for manual inspection, which decreases labor costs and improves the consistency of FM and defect removal. Recipe-driven operation ensures customers can count on optimal performance day in, day out. To ease use and simplify operator training, a highly-intuitive user interface provides different views to users of various levels, depending on their needs.

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