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hyper fast color sorter machine
« on: March 22, 2009, 04:24:44 AM »
So I was wandering around it backwoods Thailand and apparently a connection of mine owns this palm fruit processing factory. I got a tour, and was surprised to find this incredible color sorting machine. So I got out my camera and filmed it . . .

Basically stuff just falls, video cameras select colors as the object falls, then air guns selectively blast away anything with the wrong color.

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Re: hyper fast color sorter machine
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 04:51:34 AM »
link doesnt work for me :(
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Re: hyper fast color sorter machine
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009, 11:59:28 AM »
click on the "LQ" just outside of the bottom of the video

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Re: hyper fast color sorter machine
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009, 03:07:57 PM »
thx bane :D
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Re: hyper fast color sorter machine
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2009, 05:02:49 PM »
yeah, don't ask me what those actually mean and all but it works :D

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Re: hyper fast color sorter machine
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2009, 05:10:02 PM »
I beleive they mean "Low Quality, Higher Low Quality, High Quality, Very High Quality". I don't know for certain, but it seems most probable  :D

Anyway, that's very interesting in the video. I think I'm seen something similar before on a TV show, but nothing that fast! Cool!
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Re: hyper fast color sorter machine
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009, 03:16:08 AM »
thats brilliant! how does it know which ones are pure and to send them in the right way? Cool though
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Re: hyper fast color sorter machine
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 03:31:50 AM »
thats brilliant! how does it know which ones are pure and to send them in the right way? Cool though
im guessing that it will have a small air cannon type thing on each side and color sensors and when a certain color goes past it will turn on the air cannon thus blasting it to the right place. but read admins first post which pretty much explains it. pretty much if the camera thinks its rotten it gets blasted into the 'rejected' tray.
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Re: hyper fast color sorter machine
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2009, 04:12:05 AM »
thats brilliant! how does it know which ones are pure and to send them in the right way? Cool though
im guessing that it will have a small air cannon type thing on each side and color sensors and when a certain color goes past it will turn on the air cannon thus blasting it to the right place. but read admins first post which pretty much explains it. pretty much if the camera thinks its rotten it gets blasted into the 'rejected' tray.

Thanks SmAsh that pretty much explained it. I did read admins first post but i didn't understand it very well.
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Re: hyper fast color sorter machine
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2009, 01:41:38 PM »
When I worked in a plastic recycling plant they had something very similar for sorting the cap material out of the rest of the plastic from ground up milk jugs. The optical sorter did around 2,000 pounds of plastic flake an hour. The actual camera was about 3 feet from where the air jets did their thing so it had to be timed perfectly. It may have been capable of sorting more but thats all the grinder that fed it could put out.

 


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