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Devise a more efficient way to sort objects
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When it comes to sorting cereal - high speed, efficient size sorting is a critical process for our business. Currently, we have a need for high speed accurate sorting of two tri-axial ellipsoid objects (see attachment to view objects). The possible dimensions for these shapes are as follows:

Shape #1

Length (c) 9mm

Width (b) 2.8mm

Thickness (a) 2.5mm

Shape #2

Length (c) 9mm

Width (b) 3.2mm

Thickness (a) 2.5mm

Traditionally, to separate these objects based on the differences in dimensions, we would use a screen (filter) with round holes. However, equipment that we have tested that uses these screens (e.g. rotary or flat vibratory screens) are an order of magnitude too slow per square foot of floor space for our business needs.