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Pace Machine

Used / Second Hand

Please call on +44 (0) 1922 45 8000
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Stock No
Mark 4 Optical Sorter
New or Used
Used (Second Hand)
Process Application
Optical sorting machine
Our Central Warehouse, Aldridge, UK
Weight (kgs)
External Dimensions (WxDxH mm)
2400 x 1200 x 1700


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 PACE Sorting & Inspection Machine

The name PACE has for decades been associated with high speed automatic sorting and inspection machines. Pace build and support the full range of PACE sophisticated inspection machines incorporating high resolution cameras, feature analysis and material testing.

PACE machines find applications in high volume sorting and inspection of cylindrical multi-diameter components, headed components and especially threaded fasteners.

PACE machines are in use in the aerospace, defence, marine, automotive and general engineering sectors.

The basic PACE optical sorting machine will separate fastener type products by the following:

  • Shank diameter 
  • Shank length
  • Head diameter
  • Head height
  • Thread presence
  • Size or shape.
  • Overall length, diameter & thread presence & correctness.
  • Head profile inspection.
  • Crack detection.
  • Head recess inspection.
  • Hardness and material inspection.

By means of an extra attachment it is also possible to separate screws by difference in recess.The sorting rate is infinitely variable from 130 to 1300 parts per minute with a standard disc and 65 to 650 parts per minute with recess unit. A machine fitted with one CCD camera unit can also achieve these rates.

Counters are fitted to indicate the following totals:

Total number of parts seen by the machine, good part count, reject part count, reject part count, batch quantity and current batch quantity.

The standard optical screen resolution of 0.15mm.  i.e. parts can be separated if the difference between them is at least 0.15mm. 

Inspections may be made on;

Shank diameters from 0.5 mm to 27 mm.
Shank lengths between 5 mm to 280 mm.
Speeds up to 2500 parts per hour.



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Photographs taken prior refurbishment. Our refurbishment service is not available on all machines.