Patent Number: 6,305,551

Title: Sorting apparatus

Abstract: The invention concerns a sorting apparatus for granular products (7, 8), such as peas, nuts, raisins, and suchlike, with a detection system (3), a removal system (4) and a transport device (1), where the latter has a sloping distribution surface (1') over which said products (7, 8) are moved, whereby said surface (1') is convex over at least a certain distance in the direction of travel (10) of said products (7, 8), such that said surface (1') has a curvature in the direction of fall of said products (7, 8) equal to or slightly less than that of the path (9) which the products would follow at said surface (1') in free fall, independent of said surface (1').

Inventors: Ruymen; Marc (B-3360 Korbeek-Lo, BE)


International Classification: B07C 5/00 (20060101); B07C 5/02 (20060101); B07C 005/00 (); B65G 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018