TOMRA 5C: highly efficient BSI+ technology
The TOMRA 5C sorter is perfectly suited to a variety of applications due to the efficiency without equal of the combination of high-resolution laser and BSI technology. With this, the objects can be analyzed not only for color and shape, but also for their biological characteristics, so that these spectrum images identify their unique biometric characteristics.
TOMRA conducted a demonstration at its facilities in Santiago de Chile to identify the technology best suited to sorting the two seeds.
“We sent samples of batches where dent grains hadn’t been completely eliminated with other equipment. I have to say that the result was excellent and better than expected. Although we were not surprised, because we already knew TOMRA’s capabilities,” says Alejandro Puentes.
Fernanda Rubilar, Applications Engineer supporting the Sales Department, explains: “These tests were complicated by the physical similarity of the two seeds, but dent maize has a higher starch content than sweet corn. This generates a different light reflection, and it is precisely this difference that the camera with BSI+ technology can see. No other technology (NIR, RGB camera or laser) can see the difference between the two seeds. This equipment is highly effective. In some species of sweet corn, we can achieve an efficiency of 85% in the first pass of the process and up to 98% in the second pass.”
“The TOMRA 5C we purchased gives us the peace of mind that we are providing our customers with a seed selection service of the highest standard. It is the best equipment on the market. It ensures high productivity at a very low cost compared to manual cleaning, which was previously necessary. We still operate in the same markets as before, but now, thanks to TOMRA, our customers are happy, and we have dramatically reduced our human effort and our costs. I absolutely love the TOMRA technology”, says Alejandro Puentes.