On the occasion of the one of the most important global technological trade fairs, interpack 2014, organized last month in Germany, producers of equipment and solutions for the food industry exhibited some of their latest ranges meant to streamline operations and make food production more efficient.
One such example is the Blizzard free-fall sorter for the individually quick frozen vegetable and fruit processing market, launched by Tomra Sorting Solutions, a company which creates sensor-based technologies for sorting, peeling and process analytics and unites four strong brands under one roof: Titech for recycling, Tomra Sorting Mining for mining, Odenberg for food and Best for food and specialty products. This powerful alliance makes the company one of the most advanced providers of sensor-based sorting solutions worldwide.
This particular market is a challenging one, according to company representatives, on account of the weather, on the one hand, but also because of the increasing demands coming from customers, who require safety and the highest possible standards, in a very fast paced business environment.
”Firstly, our customers pack in small batches. Therefore our sorting solutions need to be stable and user friendly. That’s why one central setting for sorting foreign material is a plus, for example”, explained exclusively to Frozen Food Europe, Steve Raskin, sales director EMEA, Tomra Sorting Solutions.
“Secondly, our customers’ requirements are not limited anymore to s...