Dec 14, 2017
GRIMME and TOMRA join forces to offer sorting solutions

Through the new partnership, GRIMME will distribute the TOMRA FPS so customers can purchase and deploy a single, integrated grading and sorting solution, including post-sale support.

With the newly launched PowerCombi, GRIMME said the combination of highly efficient mechanical separation mechanisms and electronic sorting will not only increase separation accuracy of up to 98 percent, but also increase capacity up to 100 tons per hour, a 25 percent improvement on previous systems. As a result, GRIMME said, fewer employees are required to check for waste products and therefore labor costs are considerably reduced.

Using TOMRA’s unique multispectral infrared sensing, the FPS scans the product stream in-air and can differentiate between good, typically soil-coated potatoes and stones, soil clods, cans, wood and other foreign objects, which are rejected by high speed ejectors. The potatoes continue unharmed through the machine and onto the takeaway conveyors.

The cooperation agreement was signed during the recent Agritechnica event held in Hannover, Germany following two years of field testing in France and Germany.

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