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blizzard sorting machine by tomra

The Blizzard free fall, pulsed LED, camera sorting machine is the ideal and most cost-effective optical food sorting machine within the Individually Quick Frozen vegetable and fruit processing industry.

 
 

The Blizzard provides continuous food inspection to ensure customer satisfaction with the removal of unwanted foreign material, discolorations, and misshapen products while enhancing your production line for maximum yields and product safety.

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

Apetit is a Finnish producer of fresh and frozen vegetable products that uses locally sourced products for their operation. Being leaders in frozen vegetable products, frozen ready meals, and ready-to-use fresh vegetables, they demand consistent high-quality and impeccable food safety, which is why Apetit partnered with TOMRA Food. Read their testimonial and discover more about the TOMRA Blizzard.

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The Belgian family business Begro explains how TOMRA has helped it live up to its motto of Great taste in frozen foods.

 

BLIZZARD FOOD SORTING MACHINE OVERVIEW

  • Innovative optical setup
  • Compact and sanitary design
  • Easy to use
  • Intuitive interface
 

KEY FEATURES

SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

The Blizzard is the cost-effective alternative to the TOMRA Helius and Nimbus sorters that can be tailored according to your specific needs. It is a small footprint, free-fall, food sorting machine, that was specifically designed to fit in processing lines and is optimal for positioning with the output of IQF tunnels or packaging lines.

Pulsed LEDs with distinct wavelengths and specifically designed sensors ensure reliable detection of color, shape, and structural differences. State-of-the-art air ejectors remove unwanted material with millisecond precision, allowing the good product to continue for further processing.

The small pitch system ensures efficient removal of all defects at high capacity, providing a high-quality end product while reducing good product loss and minimizing labor costs to increasing yield and profitability.

 

PRODUCT BENEFITS

  • Increased Uptime
  • Consistent High-Quality
  • Higher Yields
  • Ambient Subtraction: No Influence of External/Environmental Light
  • Active Background: Dark Objects Can Be Detected
  • Higher Production Capacity
  • User-Friendly
  • Low Maintenance
  • Designed to Fit the Output of IQF Tunnels and Packaging Lines
 

ADVANCED SORTING CRITERIA

The Blizzard can sort multiple food applications according to the following sorting parameters:

  • Detailed Size/Geometry
  • Detailed Shape
  • Color Specifications
  • Subtle Defects
  • Biological Characteristics
  • Data Parameters
  • Blemishes on Products
  • Damages
  • Foreign Material (Including Glass & Transparent Foil)
 

FOOD SORTING APPLICATIONS

IQF vegetables

 

IQF fruit

 

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Key features

Sensor Technology

The Blizzard is a cost-effective alternative to TOMRA’s Helius and Nimbus sorters. It is a small footprint free-fall food sorting machine that easily fits in processing lines and is specifically designed to optimally fit the output of IQF tunnels or packaging lines.
Pulsed LEDs with different wavelengths and specifically designed sensors ensure a reliable detection of colour, shape and structural differences. This modular sorter can be designed according your specific needs. State-of-the-art air ejectors reject unwanted material with millisecond precision, allowing the good product to continue for further processing.
The small pitch system ensures an efficient removal of all defects at high capacity, providing a high quality end product while reducing labor costs and good product loss in order to increase yield.

Product Benefits

  • Increased uptime, quality & yield
  • Ambient substraction: no influence of external/environmental light
  • Active background: also dark objects can be detected
  • High capacity
  • User-friendly
  • Low maintenance
  • Designed to fit the output of IQF tunnels and packaging lines

Advanced Sorting Criteria

The Blizzard can sort multiple food applications according to the following sorting parameters:

  • Detailed size/ geometry
  • Detailed shape
  • Colour
  • Subtle defects
  • Biological characteristics
  • Data
  • Blemishes
  • Damage
  • Foreign material (including glass & transparant foil)

Technical specification

 Blizzard 640
Capacity4 - 6 tons/hr
Dimensions
(L x W x H, mm)
2,932 x 2,161 x 1,996 mm (115.4 x 85.1 x 78.6")
Infeed belt width1,905 mm (75")
Air pressure input6 - 10 bar
Electrical consumption1ph: 1.5 kVA + 3ph: 3.4 kVA