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TOMRA's New Cost-Efficient Pre-Sorting Machine

TOMRA's New Cost-Efficient Pre-Sorting Machine

LEUVEN, BELGIUM - TOMRA has launched Falcon, a new cost-effective pre-sorter for the fresh cut industry.

The Falcon sorter processes high volumes and removes unwanted materials brought into the production line from the field.  “Through the Falcon, we get rid of most defects at an early stage to ensure that the sorters further down the line can work at a higher efficiency rate and can assure a final product with an outstanding high quality,” says Roel Molenaers, Product Manager at TOMRA Sorting Solutions. 

Check out the machine in action in the video below:

In this machine, flexible product handling is facilitated through the integrated infeed belt and spreading of all leaves, while the high speed ejection fingers accurately remove all foreign material, including the heavy defects.  Its high resolution cameras detect different characteristics like chlorophyll level of the product to enhance a high quality final product, according to a press release.

With an easy to use and stable interface, the operator can make snap shots of the raw material and defects.  “Thanks to this Set & Sort feature the sorting machine does not need to be monitored all the time,” added Molenaers.

The Falcon also meets stringent sanitary requirements and is designed to facilitate maintenance and sanitation.  “Thanks to the Falcon and its pre-sorting focus, the washing water remains much cleaner for a longer time.  This results in savings for our customer,” said Molenaers.

The company will reveal its Falcon belt sorter at Sial in Paris Nord Villepinte, France, from October 19-23 at booth E-232 in hall 7.


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