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TOMRA Sorting Solutions shows Halo 500 at PMA Fresh Summit

PMA Fresh Summit
October 17, 2013
TOMRA Sorting Solutions will showcase its market-leading Halo 500 system at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit Expo in New Orleans. The event takes place in the Ernest N Morial Convention Center, from October 18 to 20 and the Halo 500 can be seen in Booth 5015.

Representing the latest advance in sensor-based optical sorting and grading, the Halo delivers high-performance across of a wide variety of foods. It views and analyzes attributes - such as colors, shapes, blemishes, foreign materials and difficult-to-see defects in product composition - to produce a highly accurate sort.

Jim Frost, market unit manager, TOMRA Sorting Solutions, explained: “Using top and bottom sensor banks to view each object in-flight, the Halo uses a combination of light-emitting diodes, in the visible and near infrared (NIR) spectrum, to perform targeted spectroscopy with 1mm precision. “Offering high capacity, low maintenance, flexibility, gentle handling and consistent, long-life accuracy, the machine provides quality control and feedback via an intuitive touch screen.”

TOMRA says the Halo system’s benefits for customers include: significant labor cost reductions, averaging 80 per cent upwards;yield increases of up to four per cent;low operational costs;up to 25 per cent faster throughput;improved product quality;a faster pack;and speedy return on investment.

Fresh pack Halo applications include: all sizes and varieties of potatoes;carrots;parsnips;onions;garlic;tomatoes;and cucumbers. Processor applications include: peeled and unpeeled potatoes;carrots;peaches;pears;tomatoes;green beans, onions;apricots;and citrus fruits, such as oranges and mandarins.

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Companies in this Article
TOMRA Sorting creates sensor-based technologies for sorting, peeling and process analytics.
BEST, Belgian Electronic Sorting Technology, manufactures and installs optical sorters based on laser, camera, LED, X-ray, or a combination.
Odenberg is a provider of solutions for (steam) peeling, sorting, freezing and chilling. Now part of TOMRA Sorting Solutions Food.