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Optyx® 6000 Raptor Laser Sorter

Optyx® 6000-series sorters with Raptor Laser Technology, FluoRaptor™ Fluorescence-Sensing Laser Technology and NEW multiple wavelength Raptor Laser combinations—enable you to eliminate more of what you don't want in your product stream. Raptor Laser Technology works inside the Optyx® 6000-series sorter to attack foreign material and defects with superior vision, intelligence and speed.  Their powerful combination with Key’s industry-leading camera technology provides you the most complete sorting solutions available.

Raptor and FluoRaptor™ Laser Technologies work inside the Optyx® 6000-series sorter to attack foreign material (FM) and defects with superior vision, intelligence and speed. FluoRaptor™ Laser Sorter adds the ability to sense varying levels of chlorophyll, detecting and removing extraneous vegetable matter (EVM) as well. Multiple wavelength laser combinations enhance the ability to differentiate between good product and unacceptable objects in processed and fresh-cut vegetables – increasing product quality and minimizing yield loss.

Raptor laser sorters are ideal for targeting glass, rocks, metal, rodents, insects and other field debris—as well as defects including subtle green tones in carrots and potatoes; pod, vine, and leaf in peas of the same color; husk and shank in corn; or core in iceberg, romaine, and cabbage.

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Features and Benefits


  • The highest resolution laser scanners in food sorting today allow aggressive targeting of defects, FM, and EVM with a scanning width of 1219 mm (48”) and speeds up to 12 metric tons/hour.


  • Leveraging G6 image processing muscle, Raptor and FluoRaptor’s all-digital architecture delivers uncompromised data, driving the most advanced algorithms for complex sort decisions.


  • Unlike other laser sorters, Key Technology’s patented user interface gives you the ability to see what Raptor sees. Intuitive, easy-to-use displays let you set criteria at the touch of a button.

Process Control

  • FMAlert™ - an enhanced quality monitoring capability that allows processors to improve the tracking and control of foreign material (FM) by capturing FM occurrences in an event log with time and date stamp.
  • OPC Communication Link - we can easily connect Key equipment to plant-wide networks enabling outbound and inbound communications to monitor and control equipment settings.


  • The safest, and only Class 1, laser system in food sorting ensures optimal protection for your employees with an integrated, out-of-sight light emission source.


  • Connect water, power and air…and be up and running.


  • Adaptive Signal Processing automatically minimizes the need to adjust for system drift.

Sorter Reference Information

Key Technology | 150 Avery Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362 USA