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Oerlemans Foods Finds Success with TOMRA Sorting Solutions

Oerlemans Foods Finds Success with TOMRA Sorting Solutions

THE NETHERLANDS – Oerlemans Foods, a grower, food processor and supplier, has joined forces with TOMRA Sorting Solutions by investing in a brand new steam peeling processing line.

“During a visit to another plant we have seen a peel separator in production, and we were impressed with the straightforward concept and effectivity of the system,” said Gerard Busser, Manufacturing Services Manager at Oerlemans.

According to a press release, the company researched various peeling solutions for its processing line against its performance criteria before choosing TOMRA.

“We considered other companies as well, but we decided to team up with TOMRA because they offer the best technological and technical solutions.  In particular, the efficiency and maintenance of the steam peeler is very good,” said Mr. Busser.  “TOMRA has a long history in steam peeling.  They have more than 40 years’ experience in supplying solutions to the global fresh and processed food industry.  We are convinced that this expertise gives them a competitive edge.”

The TOMRA steam peeling line at the processing plant in the Netherlands is made up of the Orbit steam peeler with the latest steam saving technology, the TOMRA steam accumulator and the DPS for low peel loss and dry peel separation.

The steam peeler can operate at a high steam supply pressure using a TOMRA steam accumulator to achieve very low steam times while providing minimal peel loss.  It includes TOMRA’s patented mixing process and TOMRA’s steam saving process, which enhances the efficiency of the peeling process.

“TOMRA’s steam peeling line highly exceeds our expectations.  The combination of the Orbit with the DPS showed substantial revenue improvements compared to the Orbit and brusher in our other plant.  This yield improvement was achieved even during the first production runs,” added Busser.

The design of the peeler helps to reduce the number of components to stock and maintain.  The drum drive bearings are made outside the chassis for easy inspection, maintenance and lubrication.  This new system helps to improve yield while and boosting long-term profit.

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