TOMRA Sorting Food will showcase the TOMRA 5A, its newest potato sorter, at the new biennial processing event ProFoodTech 2017, which takes place in Chicago, April 4 – 6.
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.
With food safety and quality being a top priority for consumers and processors alike, this innovative machine goes the extra mile to achieve optimum performance with the new peel control module, an extra add-on system. The TOMRA 5A also boasts the industry’s highest sort capacity, namely 55 tons of potatoes an hour, which is a very high capacity combined with a small footprint.
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. 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.
The sorter also has improved sanitation features which have been designed and developed in accordance with the latest food hygiene standards and specifications.
The TOMRA 5A has an intuitive, unique and functional graphical user interface design. Karel Strubbe, sales director Americas and Oceania, comments: “A faster response to varying product conditions, with an output of more consistent product quality and higher yields, is now possible, regardless of who is operating the TOMRA 5A. There is no longer a need for a specialist to operate and adjust the sorter.”