Farmers, growers and producers looking to enhance their sorting process efficiency should head to Potato Europe next month, where TOMRA Sorting Food will be demonstrating its Field Potato Sorter.
This unique open-air event is being held September 2-3, 2015, on Rue de Mourcourt 2 near Kain, Belgium with the TOMRA team located at booth T78.
The Field Potato Sorter (FPS) is a sensor based food sorting machine for unwashed potatoes, removing large soil clumps, stones and other foreign material at the earliest opportunity in the sorting process. The state-of-the-art system offers growers significantly reduced labour and storage cost and ensures a smoother, more efficient sort further down the production line, increasing product quality and yield.
The FPS is unique - it's the first successful optical sorting solution in the industry for all types of unwashed potatoes. The machine is fitted with TOMRA’s BSI (Biometric Signature Identification) technology which identifies and compares the physical characteristics of good product and defects, and sorts based on these clear patterns.
Steve Raskin, sales director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), says: “Visitors to Potato Europe will be able to get a sense of the superior abilities of the Field Potato Sorter compared to standard mechanical sorting systems.
“At the booth, we will be sorting potatoes on the machine so visitors will be able to see how this sorter can replace the hard-to-find man power needed to clean the product stream going into and out of potato storage.”
TOMRA Sorting Food is a leading provider of sensor-based food sorting machines and processing technology for the fresh and processed food industries. Its cutting edge innovations help processors meet exacting food safety regulations and make for a smart business investment, ensuring an efficient production line operation, optimising throughput and yield, whilst minimising downtime and labour costs.
Using a variety of sensors, which go far beyond the common use of colour 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 whilst x-rays, fluorescent lighting and lasers measure the elemental composition of objects. The internal composition and surface structure of objects can also be analysed to determine good or bad produce.
2 – 3 September, 2015
Rue de Mourcourt 2
7540 Tournai/Doornik (Kain)