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Cimbria is one of the world’s leading companies within industrial processing, handling and storage of grain and seed, as well as animal feed, foodstuffs and other bulk products.

SEA.IQ secures top-range sorting and sees before, beyond and in the visible

Always at the forefront of innovation, we introduce a new optical sorting solution using a combined multispectral vision system, allowing you to identify the correct order of elements during production, with the best definition.

For over half a century, companies of all sizes operating in the field of cereals, seeds, nuts, coffee, recycling and industrial products have used our sorters to complete their quality improvement and product enhancement processes. We developed SEA.IQ in our Italian business unit, where we produce a range of high-quality sorters known worldwide as SEA.

Many of these companies came to us, expressed their production challenges and requested advanced production solutions, which became the inspiration for a series of optical sorters with dedicated software capable of managing high levels of data.

SEA.IQ is the result of our long-standing technical experience, high industry standards, in-depth research and meticulous developmental processes. To get the best out of an online quality control machine like SEA.IQ, an acute focus on experience, attention to detail and continuous customer assistance are essential and must be guaranteed.

- Customers need ever-increasing final product quality, which requires perfectly sorted raw materials in the right colour, nature and shape. SEA.IQ is the most technologically advanced solution because it includes the most recent and complex vision systems and combines them, perfects them, and provides the best possible results in terms of purity and rejects concentration, says Michela Pelliconi, business area manager at Cimbria, continuing:

- SEA.IQ is the result of decades worth of experience in the sector. This experience has allowed us to develop very sophisticated management software, made intuitive and easy to use by the operator.

Our full range of optical sorters — well-known as SEA — builds on decades of unique development, feature refinement and obtaining insights into customer needs.

SEA IQ PLUS material sorting machine

Optical sorting machines

Optical sorters have been a part of Cimbria’s wide product range for many years and are developed on the foundation of extensive expertise. SEA.IQ is top of Cimbria’s technological range, with precision and reliability as the main benefits for customers.

The optical sorter consists of exceptional multispectral camera technology. This technology works with visible material, ultra-violet and the near-infrared spectrum according to sorting requirements and subsequent configurations. It can identify any material or colour difference based on the exact colour and shape. In this way, it selects visible impurities and foreign elements and excludes bacteria, toxins, fungi and other contaminants with absolute precision and always with the maximum possible waste concentration.

- SEA.IQ is the ultimate inspection system, with advanced camera and sensor technology combined with tailor-made software. Our excellent service organisation offers support at every stage of the project, during installation and after-sales. We guarantee a solution and a truly tailored service to meet the needs of every customer, says Pelliconi.

The new SEA.IQ optical sorter is designed and manufactured at Cimbria srl, our Centre of Excellence in Imola, Italy. The launch took place at the IPACK-IMA fair in Milan at the beginning of May, 2022.