TOMRA Sorting Food will be showcasing their range of sensor-based sorting systems at the Australian Nut Conference.
Held every two years, the Australian Nut Conference features high-quality speakers, sponsors and exhibitors and has developed into a key event for the nut industry supply chain.
The conference takes place at the Swissotel in Sydney from 20-22 April. TOMRA will be in booth 1.
TOMRA’s specialists will discuss various sorting solutions, including the Nimbus BSI, Ixus Bulk, Genius and Helius.
In addition, the specialists will provide information about advanced foreign material detection and the Detox solution, which detects harmful aflatoxins.
All these TOMRA systems can work with a range of nuts, including almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts, to enhance the quality, safety and salability of clients’ output and protect their brands.
TOMRA Sorting Food sales manager for the Americas and Oceania Karel Strubbe said: "The Nimbus BSI optical sorter uses a range of technologies to remove unwanted material.
"It includes our unique biometric signature identification technology, which detects important characteristics of objects it scans and compares them to features in its stored database, to determine whether they should be accepted or rejected."
The Ixus Bulk Sorter uses x-ray and imaging technology to provide unmatched resolution, to guarantee effective removal of metal, stones, pits, glass, high density plastics and other objects.
Benefits for customers include increased safety, minimised yield loss, ease-of-use and integration with other TOMRA equipment, flexibility and unparalleled throughput.
TOMRA’s Helius free-fall sorter enables an array of defects to be removed by sorting according to numerous criteria, including biological characteristics, damage and moisture content.
The Helius P sorter specialises in free-flowing, dry products including nuts.
Helius systems deliver maximum efficiency in all conditions, are calibration-free, have only small footprints, can be upgraded and are self-learning through Smart Sort technology.
In addition, the system is low maintenance and easy to operate. Different types of laser technology are available, which can be tailored to customer applications and Helius offers synchronisation between low and high capacities, plus precision during its long lifetime.
Mr Strubbe said: "The Detox illuminates the product flow at a particular wavelength, causing the light to show a distinctive pattern when reflected by the fungus.
"The system then removes any nut infected with aflatoxin, even at high flow rates and despite this ‘fingerprint’ being of low intensity and invisible to the human eye.
"The Detox can be provided with a rear ejection system, to increase efficiency and reduce air consumption. Its technology can also be installed on different TOMRA machines, including the Helius and Nimbus."