Key Technology recently introduced its VERYX digital sorters for pet food products. VERYX finds and removes foreign material (FM) and products with defects to improve product quality, eliminate the chance of cross-contamination and protect brands, all while minimizing labor. VERYX can be configured to sort a wide range of pet foods. When installed at the end of the line, it helps ensure final product quality for kibble, chews and treats, including dried, dehydrated and freeze-dried products. When installed upstream near raw receiving, it inspects ingredients such as frozen proteins and other ingredients for wet pet foods. By detecting the color, size, shape and/or structural properties of every object, VERYX removes plastics, glass, paper and other FM, as well as product defects, as defined by each pet food processor. Each VERYX is tailored with the optimal cameras, laser scanners, lighting, ejection system, product handling and software to meet each customer’s specific requirements. Utilizing in-air inspection, VERYX sees all sides of the product with no blind spots. Next-generation cameras and laser scanners offer twice the resolution of previous sensor technology to find smaller FM and defects. Available in different widths, VERYX satisfies a wide range of capacity requirements.