Industry-leading sorting and grading
Mustafa Sakarya, General Manager of SARDAS, TOMRA Food’s distributor in Türkiye, commented: “TOMRA Food has enjoyed great success around the world as a leading manufacturer of integrated post-harvest packaging solutions for cherry processing applications. Türkiye is the world leader in cherry production and a region where TOMRA and ICOEL’s partnership ensures they remain industry leaders in optical sorting and grading systems. As TOMRA team, we always work closely with our customers to help them increase efficiency, minimize waste, reduce labor costs, meet their ongoing challenges, and meet increasing quality requirements.”
With the world seeing a dramatic increase in demand for cherries, market researchers predict that the global cherry market will continue to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 5% to 10% over the next five years. Mustafa Sakarya comments: “In the race to meet demand, it is important that we maintain Türkiye's position as the world's largest cherry producer. Whether for the domestic or international market, consumers expect cherries to have a consistent color, a smooth, firm, unblemished skin, and long green stems indicative of freshness. Since cherries are vulnerable to transport damage and extremely difficult to sort and grade, meeting such consumer requests is a demanding process. However, it is possible to meet these expectations with the most advanced sorting and grading technologies.”
Compared to other grading machines, the InVision2's five-view camera system is located closest to the fruit’s surface and at optimal viewing angles. With LED lighting and superior image quality from the high-resolution cameras, this platform offers unrivaled accuracy in the detection and identification of all kinds of external surface damage.
InVision2 works with TOMRA’s Small Fruit Sorter (SFS), which processes with higher precision than any other technology on the market, using a series of patented systems that carry the cherries along the line in water to the packaging belts in the gentlest way.