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Mussel Sorter

When less labor means higher quality

Uses soft x-ray technology to inspect mussels in their shell.



The Lizotte Mussel Sorter uses soft x-ray technology to inspect mussels in the shell. This innovative system ensures that defects are automatically removed from the processing line, and only good product is sent to market.

Lizotte specializes in custom-built equipment. Hence, we would be pleased to supply a personalized system that would fulfill your operational requirements.


  • Rate up to 35 pieces per second
  • Inspects for:
    • Cracked shell
    • Broken shell
    • Loose shell
    • Hole in shell
    • Mussels filled with sand, rocks or mud
    • Empty mussel
    • Undersized mussel
  • Mussels are fed randomly on wide belt
  • Robust wash-down stainless steel construction
  • Ejections are non-damaging to product
  • Independent of product size and orientation
  • Operation is from the front panel touch screen
  • Can be coupled with color camera to detect visible defects