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1982: In addition to their full-time jobs, DI Peter Kerschhaggl and Ing. Kurt Völker started working as independent development partners for various applications in industrial measuring, control and regulation technology. The upcoming microprocessor technology was the basis for the first real-time and very accurate measurement system for inlays in the wood processing industries, which is still up and running.
1987: Foundation of EVK: DI Peter Kerschhaggl decided to become self-employed. Ing. Kurt Völker left the team.
1994: An inductive proximity switch was the foundation stone of the smart metal detector product line. Conductive sensors are sold exclusively to a limited number of customers.
1994: The first black and white line scan sensor and sorting system was developed and produced.
1996: Color was added: the first generation of the smart color line scan sensor system for sorting glass was developed for an Austrian customer.
2002: The second generation of metal detectors was introduced to the market, now incorporating the EVK-proprietary sorting configuration with integrated data processing chain and control of the ejection unit.
2005: The corporate form was changed to a private limited company.
2006: HELIOS, the first NIR hyperspectral imaging system was introduced to the market. It was the first device on the market with integrated classification hardware and control of the ejection system.
2011: Foundation of INSORT as a joint-venture between the parent companies Infruits AG and EVK DI Kerschhaggl GmbH.
The aim was to enter the food processing market by developing sorting machines incorporating HELIOS.