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Crazy high-speed optical sorting of tomatoes

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Thanks to the technologies at play, factory machine commercials can be some of the more fascinating videos on the internet. Example: This Rayvolution optical sorting machine promo featuring a machine that’s fitted with high-resolution cameras. It processes every peeled and unpeeled tomato zooming by on the conveyor belt with scanners scan, swatters that swat, and sorters who sort. Graphics explain what’s going on as tomatoes speed by.

picking bad bits on the conveyor belt
Then watch how machines and employees work together to deliver diced tomatoes. These machines suck up and remove unwanted bits, then run it by human workers for a final quality check:

optical sorting of diced tomatoes

Watch these food machines and factory videos on TKSST next:
• Jiggling mushrooms on machines at the processing factory
• A Rube Goldberg-style Egg Breaker machine
• Automated Cake Icing and Decorating Machines
• This carrot peeling machine

Then go analog: How to Make Tomato Paste in Sicily and how to make ketchup at home.

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