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Key Technology unveils new technique to develop sorting systems

FBR Staff Writer Published 15 February 2013

US-based Key Technology has launched Product Definer that helps it to analyze, evaluate new applications and technologies to develop new sorting systems that resolve product quality issues.

The company, which offers process automation systems for food processing and other industries, stated that the new hyperspectral imaging spectrometer speeds up its ability to develop an ideal sorting system for the specific characteristics of each product in order to optimize sort performance and maximize returns.

It collects data from thousands of wavelengths simultaneously, capturing images from the visible range and far beyond as well as objects' fluorescence, compared to traditionally used single point spectrometers.

Key Technology Optical Product manager Marco Azzaretti said the Product Definer allows the company to do the most thorough rapid prototyping and develop the next-generation of sorters.

"With new sensor technology and greater software-driven intelligence, we're changing the landscape of traditional optical sorting and ushering in a new era of digital sorting. The Product Definer is a tool that helps accelerate this transformation," Azzaretti added.

Key Technology, headquartered in Washington, US, is involved in design and manufacture of process automation systems including digital sorters, conveyors, and processing equipment.