Sorting shrimps in the fish industry
Earlier, shrimps used to be manually sorted using an adjustable sorting machine. However, this process wasn’t much reliable and quick. Modern sensor technology improved the operations of these machines significantly. In these improved machines, the shrimps are passed by a conveyor belt into a container that shakes the shrimps through two rolls. The size of shrimps depend on the separation of the rolls.
Inductive Sensors of the series LVP by Bestech Australia are used in this machine for measuring the roll gap. Instead of an aluminium housing and a plug connector, these sensors come with a stainless steel housing and a cable output which is very suitable for use in the food industry due to their capability to withstand the aggressive cleaning agents used in the foodstuffs industry.