Olive Optical Sorters by Protec
Portec's line of olive sorters are the most popular on the market because of its extraordinary versatility. It sorts the fruits by color and separates them by various degrees of ripeness, additionally it eliminates foreign bodies, even those having the same color as the product.
This simplifies the processing, as table olives are automatically sorted from those destined for oil production.
When needed, the sorter can separate green from black olives, as well as from a third color. Protec’s olive sorters operate on fresh olives as well as olive in brine.
For olives use: Extrasorter or Extrasorter3W
Extrasorter is the most widely used optical sorter on the market for olives. The optical system is capable of identifying fruit by their colours and of separating them for a variety of purposes or into different qualities. The changing colour in all its shades, from green through purple to black, is an indication of the olive's stage of ripening and the sorting process makes it easy to separate olives for use on the table from those for making olive oil. The electro-pneumatic ejector blade system effectively targets small fruit such as lemons, limes and clementines and large sized fruit such as oranges and grapefruits. ExtraSorter models: 20C production of 23 T/hr and 500mm belt width; 30C production of 34 T/hr and 750mm belt width; 40C production of 45 T/hr and 1000mm belt width and 60C production of 60Ton/hr and 1500mm belt width.
The Extrasorter 3W is a real jewel in the crown, able to separate the product into 3 different classes. Some markets require that olives are separated into three different sorts. At the extremes of the separable colour spectrum are green, which is sometimes nearer to yellow, and black, which with fresh olives is a somewhat subtle colour. Between the two extremes are red, purple, pink and violet often prized and wholesomely flavoured. Extrasorter 3W jet separates from the flow green product, black in the first stage and the desired colour in the second stage.
Processing is possible for both fresh product and in brine. ExtraSorter3W models: 20C production of 23 T/hr and 500mm belt width; 30C production of 34 T/hr and 750mm belt width; 40C production of 45 T/hr and 1000mm belt width and 60C production of 60Ton/hr and 1500mm belt width.