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Unveiling a new era of conventional sorting with laser technology

TOMRA 3C uses a high-resolution camera and laser units. After poured into the hopper, the feed falls onto the vibration plate. It then falls further into the detection area after being evenly laid over the plate for dual-sided detection by laser and the color camera. In a matter of milliseconds, the intelligent rejecting system eliminates all defective products and foreign objects. Good products fall directly into the qualified product slot, and defects into the rejected product slot.

Crossing boundaries


REMOVING SUBTLEST COLOR AND SHAPE DEFECTS

Double-sided RGB cameras combined with high intensity, focused LED lighting

SUPERIOR GLASS AND FOREIGN MATERIAL REMOVAL

Dual laser-induced scattering

OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE GUARANTEED

Intelligent auto cleaning

MINIMAL BREAKAGE AND FAST MAINTENANCE

Soft landing chute with tool-free removal

OPTIMAL EFFICIENCY AND INTUITIVE TUNING

Application-specific tuning parameters with award-winning GUI, TOMRA ACT

MINIMIZED DOWNTIME

Remote and on-screen alerts

LOW FALSE REJECTION

High speed valve with direct nozzle connection

 

Working Principle

The produce falls from the hopper onto the shaker pan, spreading evenly on the infeed chute. Dual laser and double-sided cameras inspect the product on both sides. A few milliseconds later, the intelligent ejection system rejects all defects. The acceptable products continue through the accept chute, while the flaws are diverted via the reject chute.

working principle diagram

TOMRA 3C can accurately and efficiently reject seeds, kernels and nuts with color or shape defects while eliminating empty products, and foreign material. Glass, plastics, stone, soil lumps, wood dust, metal,  and animal waste are recognized and removed to ensure your products meet the highest food security and quality standards


Key features

Sensor technology

TOMRA 3C has introduced laser technology into the daily sorting sector. It uses high-resolution camera and laser units. After poured into the hopper, the feed falls onto the vibration plate and then falls further into the detection area after being evenly laid over the plate for dual-sided detection by laser and the colour camera. In a matter of milliseconds, the intelligent rejecting system gets rid of all defective products and foreign objects. Good produce directly fall into the qualified produce slot and defective products are diverted into the rejected product slot.

Advantages

  • Unprecedented combination of Colour camera with Dual Laser
  • Unparalleled foreign object, shape and subtle discoloration sorting
  • Minimal breakage due to soft landing chutes
  • Low false ejection, higher yield
  • Hygiene design for easy cleaning

Sorting parameters

In sorting seeds, kernels and nuts, TOMRA 3C can efficiently remove:

  • Products with colour defects
  • Products with shape defects
  • Empty products
  • Glass (including transparent glass)
  • Plastics (including transparent plastics)
  • Stones
  • Soil lumps
  • Wood dust
  • Metal
  • Animal wastes