Walnut Sorting

WECO provides a broad range of sorting and measurement products to the Walnut huller, in-shell, and processor markets. 

Our WalnutTek sorters have long been the industry leader in speed, quality, and savings.  Always working with our customers, WECO has also developed a Walnut Kernel Grader to automate the color grading process, Moisture Monitoring systems to automate drying, and AgTrack software to track product through the entire process.  See what WECO can do for your operation.

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WalnutTek Walnut Sorter

Our system starts with full spectrum optics that view walnuts in free fall without the need for a clean background. During processing, the camera remains clean for hours, thanks to a well-spaced viewing window. Plus, a touchscreen color display makes adjustments simple.

Additional WalnutTek advantages include:

  • Sorters at the huller and in-shell processor
  • Green and black re-sorting at the huller
  • Several width options 23” (58.4 cm), 48” (121.9 cm), 64” (162.6 cm) and 80” (203.2 cm)
  • Capacity from 5 – 30 tons (4.5 – 27.2 tonnes) / hour
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Walnut Kernel Grader

Introduced in 2022, WECO’s Kernel Grader builds on our sorting expertise in the huller and in-shell market.

The Kernel Grader automates color grading for processors by performing color sample tests in a matter of seconds.  Up to 100 kernels can be analyzed at one time; however, the machine can perform smaller samples by automatically ignoring empty test cups.

Initially developed to evaluate product based on the United States Department of Agriculture’s AMS color chart, the Kernel Grader is configurable to any color grading standard.

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Additional Systems

Sensors and Devices. WECO offers devices to enhance the overall energy efficiency of your facility, reducing your fuel consumption costs by as much as 30%. Our plenum humidity monitors and environmental sensors measure the humidity and temperature in your drying plenum as well as inside and outside your building. We use that data to help you design your facility and automate the recirculation process.

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AgTrack Software. Our information management system, AgTrack, helps streamline your operation as well. Designed for walnut facilities, this software allows you to record every step of the process — receiving loads, staging loads, cleaning, drying and releasing.

AgTrack also provides you with greater control over your information. Operational data that is stored in a database may be used to create trailer tickets, bin tickets, shipping manifests and customer reports, as well as to record drying times.

Users get real-time system access, robust reporting features and exceptional WECO service, along with an intuitive interface.

Other AgTrack advantage are:

  • Farm-to-processor traceability
  • Increased efficiency
  • The opportunity to differentiate your product