London, United Kingdom, 02/03/2014 – Bühler leads the way forward, with the introduction of its most sophisticated, highest-capacity optical rice sorter yet. The all-new SORTEX S UltraVision™ allows rice processors to define an exact level of quality for their rice, even with highly-contaminated input. Yield is not compromised, enabling processors to deliver increased value for MONEY to their customers.Processors face increased competition and greater pressure to meet demand for many rice quality standards, including export standard. “Rice processors have been forced to compromise between meeting customer specifications and minimising reject – until now. The SORTEX S UltraVision™ delivers both.” said Neil Dyer, Global Product Manager for Buhler Sortex.
The SORTEX S UltraVision™ has been designed from the ground up – packed with new, advanced technologies. With up to six modules, a high-capacity feed system and improved discrimination of defects, it is Bühler’s highest ever capacity rice sorter. Processors need no longer compromise on yield, in order to meet exacting customer requirements.
Intelligent modes hold the detailed characteristics of individual rice varieties and associated defects, allowing processors to target multiple defects, individually, as in-built intelligence decides which grain is acceptable to keep and which to reject. This groundbreaking functionality gives processors unprecedented control. They can now define the exact ‘accept’ levels necessary to meet their customers’ requirements – thus eliminating waste and boosting profit.
Consistency of sorting performance is further enhanced with Intelligent Automation. There is no need for manual internventon as the sorter will constantly scan passing rice and adjust itself automatically – operating at the optimum level until the end of every batch.
New Textured LED Lighting™ technology, together with proprietary-designed, multi-chromatic ‘Ultra’ cameras, can now detect defects almost imperceptible to the human eye. Plus, Bühler’s Crosshair Targeting™ technology improves the accuracy of ejection by firing just the right amount of air, removing fewer good grains with the reject.
The new user interface gives easy control, allowing swift changes from one rice product to another, or one quality standard to another, significantly reducing downtime.
The mechanical design of the SORTEX S UltraVision™ makes daily operation even easier. A simple release allows unprecedented access to key optical areas, allowing an operator to clean these crucial areas in seconds.
Customers can further benefit from Bühler’s global support, enhanced by SORTEX AnywarePro™, giving customers access to online data for maximum product yield and sorting optimisation, fault alerts, and system statistics.
“The all-new SORTEX S UltraVision™ forms part of Bühler’s wider range of next-generation high capacity, energy efficient, “UltraLine” rice processing equipment, delivering outstanding productivity, coupled with lower running costs, to help rice processors improve the sustainability of their operations and maximise their revenue,” said Buhler Sortex Managing Director, Hamid Kefayati.
Buhler Sortex is a worldwide technology solutions brand, recognised for intelligent premium technology and engineering quality in optical sorting and rice processing, with a sorter install base of over 25,000 machines worldwide, in over 140 countries, underpinned by The Bühler Group, with over 150 years in process technology.