Color sorting is a sorting technology of any bulk materials based on the product analysis by color. Recently this technology has been recognized by many Russian manufacturers.
Principle of separating by color was developed already in the middle of the past century, while the first color sorter was installed in London, 1947 by English company Sortex. Currently color sorters of various marks and configurations are produced by a number of companies all over the world, aiming at cutting edge know-how in electronics, optics, mechanics and pneumatics. These are high-precision machines, being easily operated and making outstanding sorting results- up to 99, 99% of output product purity.
Color sorting is widely used in food industry, especially where visual product control is demanded, like sorting of cereals, legumes and oilseeds, nuts, grass seeds and even frozen or dried fruits and berries. Color sorters successfully meet the needs of non-food industries, like recycling of glass and plastic, as well as sorting of wastes, salt and minerals.