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Ground frozen meat sorting by TOMRA

We provide sorting solutions for ground frozen meat used as a raw material for the processing of wet petfood. Frozen meat blocks often contain foreign material inside. Once these blocks go through your grinder, the foreign material becomes loose and visual. This is where our sorting process starts. Our optical sorter makes your raw materials foreign body free before they go through your mixer.

We are able to detect and remove all kinds of foreign materials such as stones, plastics (hard and soft), metal, wood, glass and rubber.


We are able to detect and remove even the smallest defects at a high capacity and with an optimal yield. Defects with a similar color as the product can be detected based on their structure or biological characteristics. Defects that stick onto the meat and that would otherwise be invisible for manual inspection can be detected thanks to the double-sided inspection zone.


The Nimbus optical sorter uses its double-sided lasers to sort based on color, structure, and biological characteristics. Laser scanning detects contaminants even when the product and the defects have the same color. In addition, the Advanced Foreign Material Detector (AFMD) module sorts on product specific features, like the moisture level. The sorter is calibration-free, which is the ultimate proof of stability.