QSorter® Horizon is the most advanced single kernel sorter for grains, seeds and beans: thanks to High Resolution Spectroscopy and VISION sensing, it can sort agricultural products with respect to compositional properties (such as protein, oil, sucrose, caffeine) and physical parameters (such as color, damages, size) in just one pass, at the same time and at the unbelievable speed of 3'000 kernels per second.
The QSorter® Horizon operates seamlessly in large processing facilities for the seed and food industry.
Production facilities can waste up to 15% of good product because of the inefficiencies of other processing technologies. The QSorter® Horizon, with its unprecedented insights into kernel composition and its 99% sorting accuracy, can detect and extract good grains, seeds and beans and recover up to 90% of the lost product. The selection process, which is made with respect to compositional and/or physical properties, can be applied to various types of issues: genetical purity, GMO purity, physical purity, taste preference, presence of diseases and many other.
Creation of Premium Products
Today, the production of seeds, food and drink is based on quality indicators that are measured in average (e.g. 30% protein, 12% moisture) and this implies that all the kernels in the lot are assumed to be all equal. There are several cases whether this assumption is actually wrong because quality variations amongst kernels of the same lot may be as high at 10% to 20%. The QSorter® Horizon is the first technology in the world that allows the fine selection of agricultural products, which enables our customers to increase product consistency and, furthermore, create new types of seeds, food and drinks.
Why the QSorter® Horizon Is a Rockstar
The QSorter® Horizon is the unique sorting technology for grains, seeds and beans that can analyse and sort up to 3'000 kernels per second with respect to compositional properties (e.g. protein, moisture, sucrose, oil, caffeine) and physical properties (e.g. color, size, damage) in a very precise way and with a 99% sorting accuracy. Other available sorting technologies focus mostly on color and shape sorting or removal of foreign material.
The sorting mechanism of QSorter® Horizon automatically achieves the finest selection of seeds, grains or beans. In one hour, it processes several hundred kilograms into up to five classes. While being exceptionally fast, the device uses non-invasive and non-destructive methods to ensure the integrity of commodities.