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iris ii sorting machine by tomra

The Iris II is a high-tech sensor based optical food sorting solution for sorting/grading diced and different food products such as pear halves, diced tomatoes and peppers.

Iris food sorting machine working principle


  • High capacity and low maintenance food sorting machine
  • Flexible food sorting machine with gentle handling
  • Quality control and feedback accessible through intuitive touch screen
  • Consistent long life accuracy


Key features

Sensor Technology

The Iris II uses top and bottom sensor banks to view each object ‘in flight’ using a combination of LED, CCD camera and NIR to perform targeted spectroscopy with 1mm precision. This advanced system views and analyses visible attributes such as colour, shape, blemish, foreign material, as well as ‘invisible’ defects such as the product composition.

Gentle product handling is assured by the design; the first grade produce gently passes through the sorting machine while defected produce is redirected into a stream by intelligent air nozzle ejectors with precision and accuracy.

Product Benefits

  • Significant labor reduction, as high as 80 %
  • Increased throughput, up to 25 %
  • Faster packaging
  • Increased yield
  • Low operational costs
  • Fast payback on investment
  • Easy to install

Advanced Sorting Criteria

The Iris II can sort diced and small food products by the following sorting criteria:

  • Color defects
  • Small defects
  • Small blemishes
  • Foreign material

Technical specification

 Iris II 1000Iris II 1500
Capacityto 22,000 kg/hrto 34,000 kg/hr
(L x W x H, mm)
3,000 x 1,830 x 2,110 mm3,000 x 2,330 x 2,110 mm
Infeed belt width1,050 mm1,550 mm
Air pressure input1 - 8 bar1 - 8 bar
Electrical consumption1.0 KVA2.0 KVA