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Optical Sorting Technology

360° - all around view and classification of your sorted goods

IFSYS as a specialist for feeding technology sets new standards in the field of sorting technology - also for food. Especially sorting goods with changing and demanding geometries can be sorted and classified with the help of our sorting technology. This allows them to be further processed quickly and easily.
The technology of optical sorting not only increases the efficiency and accuracy of the sorting process significantly, but also opens up new possibilities for quality control and adaptation to specific requirements in agriculture, the agricultural sector and the food industry.

There ist no universal solution for optical sorting. The solution is always an automation solution, tailored to the needs. In the blink of an eye, it can fulfill the complex requirements of the manufacturing process. From storage to feeding, sorting or classification to packaging.

Your customized sorting solution - from a single source.

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  • Inspection with a 360° all around view
  • Gentle treatment of the sorting parts through contactless sensor technology
  • Recording and evaluation of the entire surface
  • Classification of result evaluation using artificial intelligence
  • Guaranteed, consistent quality based on objective sorting criteria
  • Absolute accuracy
  • High reliability
  • One maschine - different sorting parts
  • Self-sufficient, depending on the level of automation
  • Great ease of use

Automated Sorting Solution


Classification of sorted goods with changing and demanding geometries

Quality control and differentiation of quality classes are an absolutely important factor in the food industry, but also in other industries such as the processing of plastics. 

Products with defects or inferior quality classes must be identified and sorted out in a targeted manner. The detection of defective spots and defects by humans are often not of consistent inspection quality and are carried out on the basis of subjective criteria.
Mechanical sorting technology with optical sensor technology, on the other hand, not only improves efficiency but also ensures high standards based on objective criteria.

Automated sorting solutions offer a high throughput rate and increase yield, quality, product safety and profit. There is no universal solution with optical sorting technology, but always a custumized system that can process different sorting materials if required.

Gentle handling of the conveyed parts and the lowest possible noise level are just as much the focus as high feeding performance and flexible use thanks to compact dimensions and interchangeable components.

Based on our many years of experience in feeding technology, we find a custumized solution together with our customers.



Special features of the optical sorting technology from IFSYS


  • 360° - all a round view: A complete picture is the basis of a good evaluation
  • First class quality: With our technology we make the invisible visible
  • Gentle handling of the sorted goods: Contactless product testing through the use of contactless sensor technology 
  • Sorting at speed: Fast sorting through the use of special feeding technology and coordinated image recording technology 
  • Routine an flexible at the same time: One machine, different sorting goods - well thought out from the start 
  • Performance meets simplicity: Objective sorting in more than five quality classes
  • Great ease of operation: Through the use of AI, the sorting system learns based on defined criteria. As a result, less manual intervention is required
  • Made in Germany: We not only convince with many years of experience, but also have all competences in-house and are quickly on the ground
  • Worldwide: Even worldwide is not a problem for us. We offer reliable service through global service locations

What is optical sorting technology?


Maximum performance in precision and speed

Optical inspection technology is the detection of the surface of an object without any contact using light and a camera. The systems work with optical sensors. The technology uses the physical properties of the sorted goods and uses the absorption and reflection of the light to record entire areas, not just test points. In the case of shape and color deviations in particular, contactless testing methods are significantly more economical thanks to the high testing speed. In addition, planar optical sensors enable faster acquisition of surface data and a high inspection throughput.

The unbeatable advantage of optical testing technology is the ability to record and evaluate complete surfaces.

The evaluation is carried out using artificial intelligence. Based on a series of sample images, this learns to classify sorted goods. Unlike the human brain, artificial intelligence is capable of capturing and retrieving enormous amounts of data.

Each item to be sorted is identified and visually inspected based on various, clearly defined characteristics (e.g. color, size, weight, shape, ...). The artificial intelligence then classifies the sorted goods.

Due to the contactless process of product testing, the sorted goods are treated as gently as possible and the 360° - all around view gives you an absolutely reliable result. Depending on the size and nature of the goods, the system sorts more than 10 parts per second.




With the right sorting system you guarantee the quality of your products!


Consistent quality products are key to customer loyalty and customer satisfaction.

With an efficient inspection and sorting of your products you not only increase your yield and quality but also gain an advantage over your competitors.

With optical sorting technology from IFSYS ...

... you have a competent partner at your side
... you get a special machine that is precisely specified for your product
... you can get the right feeding technology on request
... you can get the right technology for further processes such as weighing, counting and packaging on request
... you can be sure of a fast and competent service
... you get made in Germany
... you get worldwide customer service
... you choose technical cleanliness
... your machine will be manufactured under clean room conditions if required

Possible applications for optical sorting by IFSYS


  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Fruit / dried fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Spices
  • Coffee beans
  • Cocoa beans
  • Seeds
  • Flower bulbs
  • Cuttings
  • Cereals
  • Confectionery
  • Plastics
  • Pet food
  • ...

Further information

You will gladly receive further information about our product range.

Please feel free to ask if you are interested.