TOMRA to reveal latest food sorting machine

October 13, 2016

TOMRA Sorting Food will showcase the TOMRA 5B, its new sorter for the vegetable, fresh cut and potato processing industries, for the first time in the U.S., at PACK EXPO 2016 in Chicago, Nov. 6-9.

Processors who visit TOMRA at booth E-7335 will discover more about the company’s latest addition to its family of food sorters.

TOMRA 5b food sorting machine
TOMRA 5b food sorting machine

The TOMRA 5B machine is a sorting solution that has been designed to improve yields and product quality, with minimal product waste and maximum uptime, according to TOMRA. These benefits are made possible via three integral features, namely the delivery of optimum performance, improved ease of use and enhanced hygienic design.

The sorter combines TOMRA’s smart surround view technology with a 360-degree inspection. The technology features high resolution cameras, as well as high intensity LEDs. These features reduce false rejection rates and improve product quality by identifying each object, in turn improving color, shape detection and foreign material, and ensuring product quality, according to the company.

The sorting machine’s new customized high-speed, small-pitch TOMRA ejector valves, which are part of the smart ejection system, allow for the precise removal of defective products. Importantly, the valves have been designed for both wet and dry conditions.

“The TOMRA 5B is the first of a next generation of innovative sorting machines which is based on a new sorting platform for all of our future systems,” said Ashley Hunter, senior vice president and head of TOMRA Sorting Food.

“Recent developments in our technology, such as smart surround view, result in more accurate decisions about the quality of the product. This technological advancement not only improves the quantity of food available, but it also maintains the high levels of quality expected by consumers who are increasingly interested in what they are purchasing and brand protection.”

The new machine has a user interface called TOMRA ACT that has been specifically designed to be user-oriented and generate on-screen performance feedback on production quality and safety. The settings and data are application driven.

For more information on the TOMRA 5B please visit