With up to twelve individual laser signals, the TB5™ detects all NTRM based on color, structure, and size from a stream of good products.
SORTING LAMINA WITH TOMRA’S TB5™
The in-feed belt arrangement is optimized for sorting lamina. The pre-acceleration belt conveys the product at a speed of 2.5 meters per second. The material then transfers onto a dual high-speed belt running at 5.5 meters per second and provides a mono-layer of product to the inspection area.
The top belt creates an air cushion which stabilizes the product without interfering with it.
Following an untouched trajectory, tobacco and NTRM are scanned in the inspection zone by double-sided lasers. A few milliseconds later, the defects are hit by powerful and precise air guns and diverted to the reject area. The good product continues untouched on to the production line.
The TB5™ can handle up to ten tons per hour of lamina tobacco. The concept is modular and customizable, enabling easy integration to match the feed rates of the line.
TB5™ TOBACCO SORTING MACHINE: OVERVIEW
- Detects Color, Structure, and Biological Characteristics
- Accurate Detection with Twelve Laser Signals, Double-Sided Inspection
- Intuitive Touchscreen and Graphical User Interface
- Calibration Free
- Maximum Efficiency
- Superior Reliability
- Capacities up to Ten Tons/Hour
- Error Reject Recycling in Option
TOBACCO SORTING APPLICATIONS
- Lamina (mainly PMD, often GLT)