TOMRA Shows Next-Generation Food Sorting Technology at Pack Expo 2017

TOMRA Sorting Food is ready to welcome you at the Pack Expo 2017 in booth 8027.

Global food sorting leader, TOMRA Sorting, Inc., announced today that the company will be showcasing two of its newest innovative sorting machines at the upcoming Pack Expo in Las Vegas, in the expo’s South Hall from Sept. 25-27 (Booth 8027).

Karel Strubbe, Regional Sales Director for the Americas and Oceania of TOMRA:

“With greater pressure on food producers to improve productivity and ensure a safe, high-quality food supply, our new offerings represent an exciting development for the industry across crops and food products.”
Enhanced Potato Processing Technology

With worldwide demand for potato products continuing to grow, TOMRA Sorting Food is supporting potato processors by launching an enhanced sorting solution which removes more than 98 percent of all typical foreign objects found in product streams after washing and peeling.

Food processors struggling with filtering out such foreign materials and defects as stones, plastics, glass, wood, metal, corncobs and rot will welcome the TOMRA 5A, which offers state-of-the-art sorting technology.

Karel Strubbe:

“TOMRA is already responsible for peeling an estimated 85 percent of the world’s potatoes for French fries.”
Karel Strubbe noted that TOMRA 5A sorter builds on the company’s decades-long partnership with the potato industry as well as its dominance in potato sorting technology with its new quality management controls and new peel control module.

This new technology also ensures the food safety of the whole potato along the entire processing line. In addition, it also dramatically reduces the risk of foreign objects damaging cutting equipment or otherwise contributing to a line stoppage.

Karel Strubbe:

“In addition to improving yields and lowering operational costs, the TOMRA 5A enhances food safety with its sophisticated ability to remove foreign material and minimize the risk of food contamination.”
Comprehensive Vegetable Sorting

The TOMRA 5B sorting machine guarantees optimal sorting of a variety of food products, from vegetables and potatoes to leafy products. Its new and innovative capabilities assist customers to meet the highest standards for both food safety and quality.

The TOMRA 5B incorporates TOMRA’s smart surround view technology, which features high-resolution cameras and high intensity LEDs, providing superior product appearance and 360-degree inspection.

Karel Strubbe:

“These innovations result in improved product quality, by identifying each object to improve color and shape detection.”

“The technology also leads to improved foreign material removal, while ensuring product quality and a reduction of false rejection rates.”
Meeting the latest Sanitation and Food Safety Regulations

One of the most important new features of both machines is their ability to help customers meet the latest regulatory food safety and quality standards.

Karel Strubbe:

“The new sorters offer enhanced sanitation features that have been designed and developed in accordance with the latest food hygiene standards and specifications.”

“The TOMRA 5B, in particular, has a fast and efficient cleaning process that results in fewer unreachable areas and reduced waste material.”
Strubbe also noted that customers are embracing the company’s powerful new state-of-the-art user interface — TOMRA ACT.

This brand-new intuitive and functional graphical user interface design and operating system encompasses a one-screen layout so users can see all critical sort information and real-time sorting data at a glance.

Quick monitoring and fast adjustments are possible at all times, which means the customer is always in control of the quality of the sort.

Karel Strubbe:

“Both sorters are extremely user-friendly and easy for operators to manage.”

“Across the board, this new technology offers tremendous value and relevance from a business and end-user perspective. We are excited to share this new technology with the industry at Pack Expo.”