SHERLOCK HYBRID – a synthesis of proven air separation technology and food safety optimized flap separation that sorts acceptable products, foreign material and defective products perfectly into 3 grades in just one pass.
The precision sophisticated Chemical Imaging Technology (CIT®) offered by all SHERLOCKS has been further enhanced in the SHERLOCK HYBRID by high resolution color camera technology. CIT® enables assessment of the whole near infrared spectrum and analysis of objects’ chemical composition, regardless of color, shape, surface or density. High-resolution color cameras synthesize additional information on color, shape and surface for each individual object (OBJECT SYNTHESIS). It is this high density information that enables clear determinations to be made about whether to remove objects by means of air (optimal yield for product defects) or flaps (most reliable removal method for foreign bodies), and that separates your product reliably into 3 quality grades.The SHERLOCK HYBRID 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)
- 3-WAY SORTING
- HYBRID 3-WAY SEPARATION TECHNOLOGY CONSISTING OF:
- High Speed Air Valve System
- Safeguard Dropgate System
- SIZE STATISTICS
- DEFECT STATISTICS
- REJECT STATISTICS
- CHEMICAL COMPOSITION MONITORING (E.G. DRY MATTER)
- INDUSTRY 4.0 DATA PREPARATION IN DATABASE
- Multi Sensor Fusion
- Remote Access
The flap ensures that foreign bodies classified as heavy by CIT®, such as stones, metal or glass, are removed reliably.
Product defects identified by RGB cameras are discarded using air jets so as to maximize yield.
The flap ensures that foreign bodies classified as light by CIT®, such as plastic film, paper, cardboard or packaging cord are removed reliably.
The combination of CIT® and RGB cameras means that information on chemical composition, color and shape can be synthesized for every object and the most serious defects, such as berry stalks, can be recognized and discarded by means of the air jets so as to maximize yield.
CIT® reliably classifies nut shell fragments, enabling them to be removed by the air jets so as to maximize yield.
High-resolution RGB cameras reliably identify differences in size as well as color defects and discard them so as to maximize yield (e.g. removal of shorter French fries or those with defects).
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. The valves can be activated according to the size of objects in the product stream, which guarantees precise rejection at minimum oversorting.
Safeguard Drop Gate System
The Insort Safeguard Drop Gate System enables you to permanently divert your acceptable product stream. Foreign bodies are dropped down through a trapdoor. No active mechanical touch needs to be applied to foreign bodies to remove them from the product stream, which guarantees that removal is highly reliable. Difficult objects such as large or heavy stones or metal parts, and very light parts such as plastic film, cardboard and paper are also removed reliably. Neighboring flaps are automatically deployed where objects overlap more than one area.