Herbert is the largest supplier of electronic defect detection systems in the UK, with substantial exports throughout Europe and further afield.

Herbert electronic sorting system, the Auto-sort, uses vision-based cameras to sort produce for size and defect and is capable of grading up to 3 different grades of potato and carrot.

Latest Developments

There are a number of commercial trials taking place to offer improved detection of green as well as applications to sort seed unwashed 'brushed' potatoes. Feedback is extremely positive. Look out for updates on our latest news pages or subcribe to our newsletter to receive monthly updates.


Installation of New 1300 Auto-sort for major Swedish potato packer. more »

Herbert Auto-sort gives local firm greater control over their business. more »

Auto-sort's Infrared Development Improves Defect Detection of Greens. more »


Frequently Asked Questions


  Size & Quality Grading
What can the Auto-sort grade / inspect / detect? »
How does electronic grading work and compare to manual inspection? »
Why buy Herbert electronic grading equipment? »
Can I specify the machine requirements? »
What is our experience of Electronic Grading? »
What is the customers perception of electronic grading? »
  Case Studies
What examples of use do you have for the Autosort? »
  Specialist Contacts
Where do I get more information? »

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