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QSorter® Explorer

QSorter® Explorer

QSorter® Explorer is an AI-powered life-science device that changes the game for food processing companies, from seed breeders to consumer product manufacturers. It is the most advanced technology in single-kernel inspection and sorting of grains, beans and seeds.

Inspection

QSorter® Explorer provides unprecedented insights of kernel composition. It inspects seeds, grains and beans one by one accurately and at a very high speed The device leverages the combination of near-infrared spectroscopy, machine vision and 3D imaging to analyze the biochemical properties of every single kernel in a batch, such as protein, oil, fat, moisture and more. The device leverages the combination of near-infrared spectroscopy, machine vision and 3D imaging to analyze the biochemical properties of every single kernel in a batch, such as protein, oil, fat, moisture and more. In addition to analyzing biochemical properties, QSorter® Explorer looks at physical characteristics such as color and shape. It quickly and accurately identifies foreign grains.

Sorting

The sorting mechanism with QSorter® Explorer automatically achieves the finest selection of seeds, grains or beans. In one hour, it physically processes several kilograms into up to three classes. While being exceptionally fast, the robot uses non-invasive and non-destructive methods to ensure the integrity of commodities and reduce waste.

How QSorter® Explorer Is Different

Sorting devices currently available in the market fail at accuracy. They analyze physical parameters such as color and shape to sort kernels accordingly. Although this is enough to sort out some of the foreign materials that commonly make it to the sack, the real difference between premium and mass quality lies on another level.

Variations in color and shape are often so subtle that even the sharpest human eye and the most advanced screening technology overlook them. This is especially true when it comes to sorting out immature coffee beans from the selection.

Unlike other sorters, QSorter® Explorer analyzes biochemical properties of each kernel such as levels of moisture, protein, caffeine, gluten, sugar and more. Paired with the analysis of physical qualities, this feature makes the robot today’s most advanced and efficient solution in sorting.
Benefits
QSorter® Explorer
QSorter® Horizon
The first device on the market, the QSorter® Explorer, can process up to 10 kg/h and analyses each single kernel at a speed of 3000 kernels per minute. Biochemical properties can be assessed, together with geometrical and physical parameters for a more accurate, faster and reliable classification of your sample. We provide you with the game-changing solution you need to stay ahead of your competition!
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?
Multiple measurements in one single pass : biochemical properties, damages, defects, impurities, physical traits
Non-destructive
method
Full statistics on a kernel
base and for each batch
Easy to operate
(no specialized
personnel needed)
Reliable sorting technology
( high accuracy, precision )
Fast analysis:
3000 multi ton per hour
Multiple measurements in one single pass : biochemical properties, damages, defects, impurities, physical traits
Non-destructive
method
Full statistics on a kernel
base and for each batch
Easy to operate
(no specialized
personnel needed)
Reliable sorting technology
( high accuracy, precision )
Fast analysis:
3000 multi ton per hour
Applications

Industries

QSorter® Explorer provides new opportunities for a variety of processors including:

  • seed breeders can quickly and efficiently pioneer new high-quality varieties, boost phenotyping and reduce the inefficient use of agricultural lands and waste;
  • quality inspection companies can shorten the time to product certification and cuts assessment costs;
  • consumer food producers use the technology to provide new premium products, simplify standard-compliance and reduce expenses.

Commodities

Here are just some of QSorter® Explorer applications by commodity:

  • Coffee: Remove quakers from your selection and more (learn more);
  • Corn (Maize): Sort sweet corn from field corn and more (learn more);
  • Haploid / diploid: Sorting haploids from diploids (learn more)
  • Rice: Inspect quality and physical properties of rice (learn more)
  • Peanuts: Inspect and sort peanuts based on damage to them, aflatoxin and high-oleic content (learn more)
  • Soybean: Sort soybeans based on its physical parameters, biochemical properties (learn more)
  • Oat: Ensure gluten-free oat products and more  (learn more)
Technical specification
Parameter
Value
1
Capacity
Multi-kg-per-hour
2
Sensor technologies
Full-Spectrum Near-Infrared and 3D Imaging
3
Sorting classes
2 or 3 in just one pass
4
Measurement type
Non-invasive and non-destructive
5
Products
Rice, corn, oats, soybeans, peanuts, coffee
6
Size and weight
L120 cm x W90 cm x H78 cm - 110 kg / 47.2 x 35.4 x 30.7 in. - 242 lbs.
7
Power consumption
< 4 kW