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TOMRA to Sort it Out at Pack Expo East in Philadelphia

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TOMRA Sorting Food will be in high profile at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia later this month with a broad portfolio of sorting and peeling equipment. The company will be exhibiting from February 16-18 at booth 1039, where its team will be on hand to answer questions about food quality and production line issues as well as discuss the breadth of TOMRA’s sorting and peeling applications.

Karel Strubbe, sales manager for the Americas and Oceania, said: “TOMRA offers the widest range of sorting and peeling solutions available in the food industry today. We use a variety of sensors that have many different physical sensing properties, and which go far beyond the common use of color cameras. With a wide range of technologies, any sorting challenge can be resolved to optimize the end product and remove defects and foreign material from production lines.”

Strubbe continued: “We understand that there isn’t a singular technology or machine that works for every application, but we can develop a system that is tailored to the needs of our customers. This ultimately helps to boost throughput, yield and profit, while driving up food quality and safety.”

The company’s sorting range includes the Blizzard free-fall sorter for the individually quick frozen (IQF) vegetable and fruit processing market, the Falcon pre-sorting machine for the fresh-cut industry, and the Genius optical belt sorting machine.

According to TOMRA, its steam peelers peel potatoes, root vegetables and fruit faster and more efficiently than any other currently available system, and users benefit from significant savings in raw material and energy costs. The range includes the Eco-steam peeler, Dry Peel Separator (DPS) and the Orbit steam peeler.

TOMRA Sorting Food, formerly Best and Odenberg, has installed over 7,500 systems at the premises of food growers, packers and processers worldwide. The company, owned by TOMRA Systems ASA of Norway which generated sales of €530 million last year, provides high-performance optical sorters, graders, peeling and process analytics systems for meat, seafood and other products, as well as potatoes, vegetables and fruits. Its systems ensure an optimal quality and yield, resulting in increased productivity, throughput and an effective use of resources.