Tomra Sorting Solutions plans to show customers its products and services at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and trade show April 2-4 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Norway-based company plans to display some of its advanced sorting and processing systems.
Some of the products Tomra’s representatives plan to discuss include Halo, its latest advancement in sensor-based optical food sorting.
It also plans to showcase the Primus Gemini optical sorter for fruit processors and the field potato sorter which it touts as the industry’s first successful high throughput optical sorting equipment for unwashed potatoes, according to a news release.
The compact Halo provides high performance sorting and grading via factors including size, geometry, shape, blemishes, colors, defects, damage and foreign material and offers high capacity and flexibility through gentle handling, according to the release.
The machine also cuts labor costs up to 80% and increases throughput and yield as much as 25%.
The machine is designed for processing skin or peeled potatoes, carrots, apricots and peaches, pears, tomatoes, green beans, citrus and onions as well as salads, according to the release.
The field potato sorter allows companies to lower labor and potato storage costs while increasing product quality and yield, according to the release.
The sorter uses patent-pending biometric signature identification technology and can distinguish dirt clods, stones, foreign material and rotten potatoes, according to the release.
Tomra manufactures advanced sorting and processing systems for growers, packers and processors of fresh berries, potatoes, carrots and other produce.