An arrangement for breaking pulses, in particular cocoa beans (8), and for separating the pods (12) and nibs (10) of the pulses, with a housing arrangement (4) which has at least one breaker arrangement (6) and an air separator arrangement (36), wherein the air sifting arrangement (36) has at least one conveyor screen arrangement (14) which can be moved by means of a drive device and at least one suction device (58,60) with at least one fan for suctioning off shell parts of the legumes, at least one image recording device (72,74, 76,78, 80) is provided at least for detecting shells (12) in the area of the wind sifting arrangement (36), in such a way that it is possible to determine the quality of the separation in terms of volume.

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