Who is Optimum Sorting?

Optimum Sorting is the new name for Concept Engineers. For more than 19 years we specialize in optical inspection and sorting systems for the food industry, with a focus on all kinds of food products such as potatoes, French fries, carrots and sweets, as well as crustaceans and shellfish. In addition, the systems are also used for some non-food applications, such as the optical inspection of tobacco products and plastics.

Visit us @ INC World Nut & Dried Food Congress, Sevilla

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Fields of application

Optimum Sorting is specialized in optical inspection and sorting systems for the food industry, with a focus on all kinds of food products such as potatoes, French fries, carrots , sweets and seafood like crustaceans and shellfish. In addition, the systems are also used for some non-food applications, such as the optical inspection of tobacco products and plastics.

Food

Non Food

  • Minerals
  • Virgin Plastics
  • Several

Recycling

  • Plastics
  • Glass
  • Metal

Tobacco

  • Cut Tobacco

Meet our products


The FOCUS is an optical belt sorter that is ideally suited for sorting a wide range of producs like fried potato chips, potato flakes, raw and frozen french fries, vegetables, processed fruits and even non food products like plastics.

With a maximum scan width of 2400 mm, it’s the largest optical belt sorter on the market.

  • widest optical belt sorter
  • excellent good-to-bad ratio
  • unique camera configuration for french fries

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The NEXUS is an optical sorter especially developed to sort products with various optical deficiencies. The NEXUS is mainly used to sort candy and sweets.

As a freefall sorter, the NEXUS is extremely compact. It has fewer moving components than conveyor belt sorters and therefore requires even less maintenance. But above all, during their fall, products may be viewed along two opposite sides, resulting in more accurate sorting.

  • compact freefall sorter
  • durable LED lighting
  • advanced cameras
  • smart algorithms
  • internal re-sorting stream (DRS)
  • excellent good-to-bad ratio

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The TRIPLUS is the most complete freefall sorter on the market, ideal for optically sorting whole potatoes (peeled/unpeeled), IQF french fries (Individually Quick Frozen) and a variety of vegetables such as whole carrots or Green beans.

  • compact freefall sorter
  • double sided inspection
  • multiple reject streams possible
  • durable LED lighting
  • advanced cameras and lasers
  • excellent good-product-to-bad-product ratio

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The VENTUS is a dual-sided, freefall laser sorter, especially developed for sorting nuts and dried fruit. It’s available in different scan widths up to 1800 mm, and its highly stable and reliable lasers are extremely accurate in sorting on the basis of color, shape, structure and biological characteristics. This results in optimal defect detection and an excellent good-to-bad ratio

  • Multi Dimensional Laser detection
  • Ultra stable and reliable
  • Fine pitch ejectors

More about VENTUS


Concept Engineers continues as Optimum Sorting

Optimum nv is founded in 2017 with the goal of providing the best optical sorters to the food industry. Using the latest technologies, our sorters will inspect a variety of bulk food products to ensure that they comply with the highest food standards.