TOMRA’s advanced sorting machines inspect millions of individual product pieces per hour, typically recovering five to ten percent higher yields while providing superior utilization or resources.
That’s equivalent to approximately 25,000 trucks worth of potatoes per year!
We provide sorting solutions for dry meat and bone meal used as raw materials to process dry pet food. Meat and bone meal often contain foreign material. One of the last steps of the production process is sieving. The oversized material can be sorted before being reintroduced to the grinder. Our optical sorter significantly reduces the amount of foreign material in your final product.
We can detect and remove all foreign material variants, including plastics (hard and soft), rubber, metal, wood, stones, glass, and even bones.
As a meat and bone meal processor, you typically deal with a high defect load in your incoming raw materials. The industry's premiumization trend is driving your dry pet food customers to demand a higher quality product. Pieces of plucker fingers, rubber bands, wood, and stones are no longer acceptable.
Our sorters detect and remove even the smallest colored defects. Colored particles stand out in the final product and need to be avoided. Even imperfections with similar color as the product can be detected based on their structure and biological characteristics.
TOMRA's Nimbus features a small footprint, and the optical sorter operates with a free fall principle, allowing for a double-sided inspection of the product. Our in-line sorter can handle high capacity, requires little maintenance, and can deal with harsh environments.
Besides the common foreign material, our machines can identify and target bones as a defect. By doing so, you can influence the ash content of your final product to a certain extent. Increasing the protein level may lead to a more premium product and help you offer more differentiation to your customers.
The Nimbus BSI is a real breakthrough for processing nuts, grains & seeds, dried fruit, and pet food.