Tomra reveals latest food sorting innovation

Tomra 5B introduced at SIALThe new Tomra 5B has been launched at the SIAL show. The technology is ideal for use in the vegetable, fresh cut and potato industries.

The innovative machine is a highly efficient, intuitive sorting solution, designed to improve yields and product quality with minimum product waste and maximum uptime. These benefits are made possible via three integral features: the delivery of optimum performance, improved ease of use and enhanced hygienic design.

To achieve optimum performance, the sorter combines Tomra’s smart surround view technology with a 360-degree inspection. The technology features high resolution cameras, as well as high intensity LEDs for improved light intensity for optimal product appearance. This can reduce false rejection rates, and improve product quality by identifying each object, in turn improving colour, shape and foreign material detection and ensuring product quality.

Ashley Hunter, senior vice president and head of Tomra Sorting Food comments, ‘The Tomra 5B is the first of a next generation of innovative sorting machines. These are based on a new sorting platform for all our future systems. We are very excited to be able to showcase its capabilities for the first time at SIAL.