TOMRA Sorting Food was scheduled to launch the TOMRA 5A at Pack Expo 2016 in Chicago, Nov. 6-9.
The TOMRA 5A supports processors by combining a straightforward and brand-new graphical user interface with stable sorting performance, while increasing the level of food safety and quality with minimal product waste.
The peel control module, which can connect to multiple sorting machines, takes potato data from the TOMRA 5A sorter for dependable measurements of the peel removal levels, according to the company. Using proven process control techniques to achieve the desired peel removal, the optimal steam time is then calculated and sent directly to the steam peeler. Consequently, the result is lower peel loss and less food waste, with no operator supervision required.
The TOMRA 5A ensures superior foreign material removal, effectively discarding items such as corn cobs, wood, stems, plastics, glass and even stray golf balls, TOMRA said in a press release. This process minimizes the risk of food contamination further down the line and leads to improved product quality. The sorter also has improved sanitation features which have been designed and developed in accordance with the latest food hygiene standards and specifications.
Furthermore, the TOMRA 5A has potato quality sorting controls that provide processors with the opportunity to recover product which is not good enough to accept, but at the same time not bad enough to send to waste. The leftover product can be sent to re-peel or trimming lines. It can even be made into alternative end products, such as potato flakes.
The TOMRA 5A has an intuitive, unique and functional graphical user interface design, which makes it convenient to use for all operators. TOMRA ACT, the brand-new graphical user interface, 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 and can easily optimize the sort themselves.
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