Discovery is an optical sorting machine with the highest resolution cameras to examine the product on the conveyor belt. The system is used to check whole or cut agro-food products: Fruit and Vegetables.

Discovery can dispose of colour defects, marked produce and foreign bodies also the same colour as the good product. The product is fed on the inspection belt used to stabilise the product so it doesn't roll off. The inspection zone is clearly separated from the ejection zone to avoid product sprays which can prejudice selection over time.

Discovery is equipped with an air reject system with 288 electrically controlled ejection valves. It can have a single ejection system, or in 3Way mode, can have two reject systems that differentiate unusable produce from defects considered second choice.


Discovery is an Octa-Chromatic machine equipped with the following technologies:

  • NIR (Near InfraRed) technology;
  • Visible Color analysis;
  • Chlorophyll analysis;
  • Translucency analysis;
  • Shape analysis.
NIR technology can detect the presence of rot and foreign bodies. 

Visible Color analysis allows colour defects to be detected, such as green products, yellowing, etc.
The Chlorophyll analysis allows very accurate detection of foreign bodies in products with high chlorophyll content (lettuce, peas, green beans).
Translucency analysis enables detection of stones in the dehydrated fruit and contaminants which are on the side towards the conveyor belt.
The shape analysis is used to detect small pieces of fruit and green beans. Furthermore, it enables removal of waste as pieces are too small.
An ethernet connection is available for remote control.
The machine detects statistical data on rejected products for quality analysis of the selected raw material.

  • Baby lettuce
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Cut carrots
  • Cut potatoes
  • Sweetcorn
  • Peas
  • Rehydrated beans
  • Whole and cut beans
  • Cut peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Diced onions
  • Peeled garlic
  • Potato chips and French-fries
  • Olives
  • Diced peaches
  • Diced pears
  • Grapes
  • Dried prunes
  • Dried apricots
  • Dried cherries
  • Dates
  • Frozen berries
  • Strawberries
  • Frozen cherries
  • Mussels
  • Sea salt
  • High production capacity. Enables selection of large quantities of product in little time;
  • Significant labour savings (up to 100% according to application);
  • High levels of Quality and Safety of products selected not achievable through labour;
  • Detection in real time of qualitative and quantitative data of raw material analysed;
  • Automatic capture of images of rejected products and their filing for post-production analysis;
  • Constant selection over time, also over 3 work shifts;
  • Low maintenance costs;
  • User-friendly for easy use and programming.
Model D-450
Capacity Up to 18 t/h
Length of machine 3640 mm
Inspection belt width 1771 mm
Inspection belt speed 120-240 m/min
Pixel size 0,5x0,5 mm
Number of ejection valves 288

Salad Sorters
Vegetable Sorters
Discovery (green beans)
Vegetable Sorters
Discovery (beans)


Sorting Machines

Raytec Vision S.p.A.

Legal and administrative headquarters
Via Paradigna 94/A
43122 Parma – Italy

Operational headquarters
Via F.lli Lumiere 30/A
43122 Parma - Italy

Company under the direction and
coordination of CFT Group

Cod. Fisc. e P.IVA 02219260342
Cap. Sociale: € 1.000.000,00 i.v.
N° Reg. Imprese di Parma: 02219260342
REA: 220302
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