German machinery manufacturer Probat has expanded its range of food processing machinery and now exclusively supplies the global coffee industry with the free-fall laser sorter Tomra Nimbus, referred to as Probat laser sorter type LST. The LST simultaneously rejects foreign objects such as small glass and plastic particles, stones, sticks, metal parts as well as discoloured and deformed products with extremely high efficiency. It works with high-resolution lasers enabling it to sort objects that cannot be detected by conventional sorters. Thus it is capable of rejecting based on biological characteristics like chlorophyll amongst others. For example, unwanted and difficult to detect objects such as little sticks or green coffees of very heterogeneous colour are easily identified by the LST. Implemented with the Smart and Flex Sort Modules, the LST is able to automatically set itself. Incoming products are analysed and the best sorting parameters are automatically selected for creating a higher level of contrast that results in a lower false reject and the highest possible efficiency.