TOMRA’s exhibition focused on four key themes: Equipment efficiency and optimization through product solutions; innovation, most recently through Artificial Intelligence and the TOMRA Insight data platform; the voice of the customer, sharing customer case studies and highlighting how TOMRA puts customers’ needs at the heart of everything it does; and TOMRA’s commitment to working with key partners in many regions around the world. In fact, TOMRA’s stand adjoined that of its integrated business partner ICOEL, which designs and manufactures fruit handling, processing, and packaging equipment.
The sophistication of TOMRA’s solutions could clearly be seen on the large, 2.2 meters-tall and 2.5 meters-wide hologram machine. This showed, in 3D animations and video, a wide range of TOMRA’s solutions: the TOMRA 3A, TOMRA 5A, TOMRA 5B, TOMRA 5C, and TOMRA 5S Advanced sorters; the Cascade Singulator for cherry singulation; the CURO-16 small-fruit packing system; the KATO precision grading system for blueberries; the world’s most powerful fresh produce grading platform, Spectrim, with the UltraView inspection module; and the Inspectra² internal inspection system.
TOMRA’s stand also showed publicly for the first time its Adaptive Rate Controller for large fruit, and the next-generation user interface for Spectrim and for the InVision 9.0 Small Fruit Sorter for cherries. The Adaptive Rate Controller (ARC) optimizes sorter input, using an infeed-mounted camera and pre-trained AI models to maintain consistent incoming fruit volume by continuously counting fruits on a roller elevator and autonomously adjusting infeed speed. Spectrim 5.0 is even easier to use than its predecessor, enabling the same grade rules and outcomes to be achieved with half the cutpoints, and has new algorithms which further improve blemish tracking, sizing, and grading.