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While hand sorting systems do work, they are not capable of the high-speed action of automated optical sorting systems. In some applications, such as the recycling of papers and glass, optical sorting systems are also more accurate than human sorting. Read More…

Optical Sorting Systems Optical sorting systems rely on machine vision systems to "see" the products they sort.
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Florence, KY  |  859-371-5070

When it comes to machine vision systems, we have the tools to get the job done right. We work hard to provide the best solutions and products to meet our customers’ demand. It is our goal to work with you from start to finish on all aspects of design and production. We will do our best to provide the solution to even your most challenging requirements. Find out more by contacting us today!

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Cincinnati Automation Ltd. $$$

Newtown Square, PA  |  610-459-9646

For over 20 years, Sciotex has been a leader in the machine vision industry. All of our machine vision products are built to be customer specific to fit their specific needs. Our products are inspected to ensure high quality and durability. Some of our products include robotic vision, manufacturing vision, and industrial vision.

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Sciotex $$$

Natick, MA  |  508-650-3000

Our machine vision systems are used around the world in millions of applications. We believe in creating products that work, and our customers trust us to create innovative and effective designs they can rely on. You will find that we face even the most difficult challenges with ease. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!

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Cognex Corporation $$$

North Kingstown, RI  |  401-886-2000

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence manufactures highly flexible and sophisticated 3D vision measurement systems for industrial metrology applications. Our products are designed for fast and accurate acquisition of large data sets on the production floor and include fully integrated software for data analysis.

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence $$$
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Optical sorting systems are used for multiple purposes in many different industries. They can be used in recycling plants to separate metals, plastics, papers, and glass from each other. In addition to sorting by material, optical systems are also capable of sorting by color and resin type. Especially in applications where large quantities of broken and mixed glass need to be sorted, optical sorting machines can be very advantageous. Despite the many advantages apparent over human vision, machine vision is inherently limited.

Even with nearly continual advancements of both hardware and software pertaining to this highly skilled field, computer vision programs lack the ability to adapt beyond pre-determined algorithms as human vision so aptly does. Machine vision works best when performing narrowly defined tasks, though continued advancements continually improve the performance possibilities of this technology.

Optical sorting systems can also be used in the food industry to remove pits from cherries and unwanted or damaged nuts from good ones. Infrared light can be used to "see" the interiors of foods in order to remove those affected by fungus or rotting. Optical sorting machines are also used to remove contaminants from popcorn, coffee, rice, and other food products. Optical sorting systems can also be come in a number of other configurations such as vision sensors, vision inspection systems, robotic vision, optical inspection systems, magnetic imaging, machine vision, laser inspection, CCD cameras and much more.

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