TOMRA Sorting Solutions in Spotlight at Chicago, Vegas

TOMRA Sorting Food will exhibit its wide range of sorting and peeling systems at two of the food processing industry’s largest trade shows in the USA next month – Process Expo in Chicago, September 15-18, and Pack Expo in Las Vegas, September 28-30. The TOMRA team will be found at booth 2034 in McCormack Place during Process Expo and at booth S-8033 at the Las Vegas Convention Center during Pack Expo.

tomra-blizzardEspecially suited for producers of frozen vegetables and fruits, TOMRA’s Blizzard free-fall optical sorter detects and rapidly removes unwanted discolorations, foreign material and misshapen produce from the product stream, thus maximizing profit.Visitors to both events will be able to find out more about the latest cutting edge technologies and equipment developed by the company, as its Halo, Nimbus, Sentinel II and Blizzard sorting machines will all be on display at each venue. Process Expo delegates will also see the QVision meat analysis machine in action; and the latest addition to TOMRA’s steam peeling portfolio, the Odyssey, will be on display in Las Vegas.

Karel Strubbe, sales manager for the Americas and Oceania, commented: “These two trade shows are of great importance to TOMRA as they provide us with the opportunity to reach our existing and potential customers across the industry. Visitors to our booths will be able to see for themselves the breadth of TOMRA capabilities across multiple applications and try out our revolutionary user interface, which gives operators greater control over the sorting process. Partnering with our customers to provide end-to-end solutions, technologies and services is what sets us apart.”

TOMRA Sorting Food is a leading provider of sensor-based food sorting machines and processing technology for the food industry. Its innovative systems help processors meet exacting food safety regulations and ensure efficient production line operation, optimizing throughput and yield while minimizing downtime and labor costs.

Halo-tomraThe Halo is a sensor-based optical food sorting machine for fruit and vegetables. The high-performance unit sorts on size and quality, enhancing food safety in the process.

Utilizing a variety of sensors, which go far beyond the common use of color cameras, the sorters can detect the smallest defect or foreign material. Near Infra-Red (NIR) spectroscopy enables an analysis of the molecular structure of a product while x-rays, fluorescent lighting and lasers measure the elemental composition of objects. The internal composition and surface structure of raw materials can also be analyzed to determine good or bad produce.

The company, a unit of Asker, Norway-headquartered TOMRA Systems ASA, has made over 7,500 installations at food processing factories and the premises of growers and packers worldwide. Its high-performance optical sorters, graders, peeling and process analytics system are on line at potato, vegetable, fruit, nut and seed processing plants as well as seafood, poultry, red meat and other packing facilities.