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tomra 5a sorting machine


The TOMRA 5A sorting machine brings superior foreign material removal, quality inspection and peel quality control to the table. Running the highest capacities in the industry, this process potato sorter significantly increases the level of food safety and yield.

TOMRA 5A

THE TOMRA 5A MAKES FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY A TOP PRIORITY

The TOMRA 5A infeed belt sorting machine efficiently discards a wide range of foreign materials, such as corn cobs, wood, stems, plastics, glass and even stray golf balls. This process minimizes the risk of food contamination further down the line and leads to improved product quality.

The sorter is equipped with the latest in product quality management controls, which results in a quick and easy output of a consistent customer specific product quality for further processing.

This is achieved through the brand-new intuitive and functional graphical user interface design, TOMRA ACT, which encompasses a one screen layout so users can see all critical sort information and real-time sorting data at a glance. Quick monitoring and fast adjustments are possible at all times, which means the customer is always in control of the quality of the sort.

TOMRA 5A SORTING MACHINE: OVERVIEW

  • Superior foreign material removal
  • Maximum food safety
  • Consistent quality product output
  • Minimal product waste, by minimizing the level of false rejects, resulting in higher yield
  • High performance
  • User-friendly
  • An intuitive and less operator-dependent sorting process thanks to the new Graphical User Interface
  • Real-time performance feedback
  • The sorter is self-monitoring

A powerful combination of exceptional features, a peel control module and ease of use makes the TOMRA 5A sorting machine an excellent addition to the TOMRA range, guaranteeing excellent results throughout the entire sorting process.

The peel control module takes potato data from the TOMRA 5A sorter for dependable measurements of the peel removal levels. Using proven process control techniques to achieve the desired peel removal, 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.

Discover more about the TOMRA 5A in our press release. You can also download the brochure for more detailed background information in our download center.

FOOD SORTING APPLICATIONS

Process potatoes

Key features

Sensor Technology

The TOMRA 5A sorting machine uses top and bottom sensor banks to view each individual object ‘in flight’ using a combination of pulsed LED, camera and NIR (Near InfraRed) to perform targeted spectroscopy with 1 mm precision.

  • Superior spectroscopic defect detection and product quality control
  • Quick, real-time adjustments
  • 24 hours of sorting statistics onboard

Product Benefits

  • Superior foreign material removal
  • Maximum food safety
  • Consistent quality product output
  • Optimized yield
  • High performance
  • User-friendly
  • Data-rich
  • Hygienic design

Advanced Sorting Criteria

The TOMRA 5A can sort multiple food products based on the following parameters:

  • Foreign material
  • Damage
  • Subtle discolorations and blemishes
  • Subtle defect
  • Detailed size/geometry
  • Detailed shape

Technical specification

 5A Series 5005A Series 1000
Capacity14 tons/hr (31,000 lbs/hr)28 tons/hr (62,000 lbs/hr)
Dimensions
(L x W x H, mm)
3,120 x 1,350 x 1,750 mm (123 x 53 x 69")3,120 x 1,850 x 1,750 mm (123 x 73 x 69")
Infeed belt width1,265 mm (50")1,265 mm (50")
Air pressure input7 bar7 bar
Electrical consumption3ph+N: 1.0 kVA3ph+N: 1.1 kVA
 5A Series 15005A Series 2000
Capacity41 tons/hr (90,000 lbs/hr)55 tons/hr (121,000 lbs/hr)
Dimensions
(L x W x H, mm)
3,120 x 2,350 x 1,750 mm (123 x 93 x 69")3,120 x 2,850 x 1,750 mm (123 x 112 x 69")
Infeed belt width1,265 mm (50")1,265 mm (50")
Air pressure input7 bar7 bar
Electrical consumption3ph+N: 1.5 kVA3ph+N: 2.0 kVA