TOMRA to exhibit award-winning sorting machine at Gulfood Manufacturing

TOMRA Sorting Food is set to exhibit its award-winning Nimbus BSI sorting machine at Gulfood Manufacturing, the largest food processing trade show for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Experts from TOMRA will be available at Booth D3-4 in Hall 3 at the Dubai World Trade Center, from November 7-9 to provide live demonstrations of the optical sorter as it streams thousands of kernels and in-shell pistachios.

Utilising TOMRA’s Biometric Signature Identification (BSI) technology, the Nimbus BSI free-fall sorting machine accurately detects the biometric characteristics of nuts and seeds. By combining the efficiency of laser detection with the BSI module, the Nimbus is able to sort based on biological characteristics such as aflatoxin, mycotoxins, water and oil content.

In 2015, TOMRA was presented with the Innovation Award at the World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress for this ground-breaking BSI technology.

Steven Hiel, area sales manager at TOMRA Sorting Food, says: “Visitors to our stand will be able to see first-hand the impact that the Nimbus BSI system can have on their production line efficiency. The BSI technology is truly revolutionary since it is designed to identify the material’s unique fingerprint, creating new sorting opportunities for processors.

“By combining laser detection with the BSI technology, the sorter offers unmatched sorting performance, meeting the continuously high requirements of the food industry and offering excellent food quality by removing unwanted material such as aflatoxin, discolorations on the shell, adhering skin on the shell, sticks, shell pieces, shrivelled kernels and other unwanted foreign material.

“The BSI technology makes the Nimbus an ideal sorting machine. By using lasers, BSI and extremely precise air ejectors, it delivers an innovative approach to sort a wide range of nuts and seeds. Due to its unrivalled capabilities, we expect our machine to be very well received at the exhibition.”

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