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QSorter® Horizon

QSorter® Horizon

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.

Waste Recovery

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.
Benefits
QSorter® Horizon
QSorter® Explorer
What if you’d know exactly what’s inside each grain of your production? How many quality classes would you create? How many new products would you bring to the market? What benefits could you bring to your customers?
The QSorter® Explorer can analyze up to 30 kernels with respect to biochemical and physical properties for a more accurate, faster and reliable classification of your sample. We provide you with a game-changing solution to stay ahead of your competition!
Multiple measurements in one pass:
biochemical and physical properties
Protein
Moisture
Oil
Size
Weight
... and more
Non-destructive
method
Full statistics per kernel
and per the batch/lot
Easy to operate
(no specialized
personnel needed)
99% mechanical sorting accuracy
Fast analysis:
up to 3'000 kernels per second
Multiple measurements in one pass:
biochemical and physical properties
Protein
Moisture
Oil
Size
Weight
... and more
Non-destructive
method
Full statistics per kernel
and per the batch/lot
Easy to operate
(no specialized
personnel needed)
99% mechanical sorting accuracy
              Fast analysis:
up to 30 kernels per second
Applications

Industries

QSorter® Horizon provides new opportunities for various industries:

  • SEED PROCESSORS: recover production waste or produce high purity seeds
  • FOOD PROCESSORS: create premium ingredients, food or drinks
  • TRADERS: meet customer requirements and manage product inventory and shelf life

Commodities

Here are just some of QSorter® Horizon Solutions by commodity:

  • Sweet Corn: Remove GMO contamination and other defected seeds (learn more)
  • Coffee: Remove quakers and other defects from your selection (learn more)
  • Peanuts: Improve aflatoxin management and processing efficiency (learn more)
  • Oat: Recover gluten free product from the reject (learn more)
Technical Specifications
Parameter
Value
1
Capacity
Multi-Tons-Per-Hour
2
Sensor technologies
Full-Spectrum Near-Infrared and 3D Imaging
3
Sorting classes
Up to 5 in just one pass
4
Measurement type
Non-invasive and non-destructive
5
Products
Rice, corn, oats, soybeans, peanuts, coffee
6
Size and weight
L500 cm x W400 cm x H250 cm - 1500 kg / 197 x 157 x 98 in. - 3306 lbs
7
Power consumption
10 KW