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stratus tobacco sorting machine by tomra

The Stratus, a joint development between GCH Cardwell and TOMRA, provides an answer to Green Leaf Threshing (GLT) operations' specific sorting demands. The sorting machine sorts whole leaf tobacco before threshing but has also proven itself in sorting oriental, Rajangan, and even lamina type of tobacco.

DETECTING AND REMOVING LARGER SIZED NTRM BEFORE THRESHING

The Stratus is an in-air laser sorter that can remove NTRM in a product stream of big-leaf tobacco before threshing. The Stratus provides a solution for detecting and eliminating larger-sized NTRM before being threshed into much smaller particles and contaminating the product even more.

On the Stratus, an optimal single spread of tobacco with acceptable leaves, non-acceptable leaves and NTRM is obtained by the combined effect of the different elements within the infeed arrangement.

On the Stratus, an optimal single spread of tobacco with acceptable leaves, non-acceptable leaves, and NTRM is obtained by combining the different elements within the infeed arrangement. When entering the customized Mini Swan Classifier, a hovering effect is generated, lifting and accelerating the leaves into high-speed laminar airflow, presenting a mono-layer of the big leaf to the scanning area. A variable number of lasers inspect the product within milliseconds, and a rejection device responds, rejecting the undesired elements.

Ideally, this sort is to be combined with a Helius™ for sorting free laminas.

MINI SWAN CLASSIFIER DESIGN ENSURES REMOVAL OF HEAVIES SUCH AS NTRM AND TOBACCO PADS

The Mini Swan Classifier design ensures that heavies such as stones, bundles, hands, and tobacco pads are pneumatically classified and removed before entering the product stream. The optical sorting platform is based upon the industry-proven Helius™ sorting technology, ensuring high sorting efficiency with low error rejection.

The Stratus can handle up to four tons of big leaf tobacco. The concept is modular and customizable, enabling easy integration of multiple units to match the line feed-rate, replacing the typically GLT applied handpicking arrangements.

STRATUS TOBACCO SORTING MACHINE: OVERVIEW

  • Gross Defect Sorter
  • Mono-Layer (Big) Leaf Product Flow
  • Sorting Before Threshing
  • Capacity of Four Tons/Hour
  • Modular and Scalable Installation
  • Cost-Effective Solution for GLT's
  • Gentle Product Handling
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TOBACCO SORTING APPLICATIONS

 

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Technical specification

 Stratus 1200Stratus 2400Stratus 3600
Capacity4,000 kg/h (8,8184 lb/hr) 18% MC - 45kg /m³ (2.80 lb/ft³)8,000 kg/h (17,6369 lb/hr) 18% MC - 45kg /m³ (2.80 lb/ft³)12,000 kg/h (26,4554 lb/hr) 18% MC - 45kg /m³ (2.80 lb/ft³)
Dimensions
(L x W x H, mm)
11,000 x 3,900 x 7,300 mm (433.07 x 153.54 x 287.40")11,000 x 6,600 x 7,300 mm (433.07 x 259.84 x 287.40")11,000 x 10,300 x 7,300 mm (433.07 x 405.51 x 287.40")
Infeed belt width1,500 mm (59.06")1,500 mm (59.06")1,500 mm (59.06")
Air pressure input6 - 7 bar6 - 7 bar6 - 7 bar
Electrical consumption3ph: 63 KVA3ph: 100 kVA3ph: 136 kVA