Tomra Sorting Food Introduces the Odyssey Steam Peeler
LEUVEN, BELGIUM - TOMRA Sorting Food is set to reveal the latest addition to its steam peeling portfolio at Anuga FoodTec this month.
The Odyssey steam peeler is a cost-effective steam peeling solution for seasonal processing companies and emerging markets.
“The Odyssey is a high-quality peeler that is specifically designed for seasonal processors of fruit and vegetables such as potatoes, red beets, pumpkins, celeriac, kohlrabi, papaya, mango and chilies," Eamonn Cullen, Market Unit Manager Peeling for Tomra, said in a press release. "The Odyssey complements the TOMRA Orbit and Eco steam peeler product range, to enable processors to select the correct TOMRA steam peeler for their processing needs.”
Based on the company’s Orbit and Eco steam peelers, the Odyssey reportedly incorporates TOMRA’s control software, an enlarged steam peeling vessel, and a high accuracy weigh hopper to enable customers to process a wide range of vegetables and fruits efficiently. According to a press release, the Odyssey steam peeler comes in a range of vessel sizes to achieve efficient production volumes of between 4000 kg/hour – 40 000 kg/hour (10 000 Lbs./hour – 100 000 Lbs./hour).
Using a steam supply and exhaust arrangement, the Odyssey steam peeler is designed for low maintenance and achieves reduced operating costs. The company says this is an ideal choice for many low-cost processing environments such as those in emerging markets and customers which only produce for 4-6 months each year.
“TOMRA Sorting Food has been designing and supplying superior steam peeling machines for over 40 years. Our relentless focus on improving efficiency, yield and quality of the steam peeling process, while reducing loss, ensures that our steam peelers are unmatched. TOMRA’s steam peelers are installed at leading potato and vegetable processing plants around the world. I’m pleased to see that the confidence in our steam peelers continues, for example, in the last year we have received orders for 42 new steam peelers and upgrades,” says Mr. Cullen.
According to the company, the user interface is made simple to ensure that customers can easily make changes to achieve the correct performance and production volumes.
The Odyssey steam peeler is very easy to operate, is intuitive, and available in multiple languages, Cullen added.