News | March 19, 2015

A Perfect Peeling Solution For Seasonal Vegetable & Fruit Processors


The Odyssey steam peeler is the ideal cost-effective steam peeling solution for seasonal processing companies and emerging markets.

Based on the hugely successful Orbit and Eco steam peelers; the Odyssey steam peeler 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. 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 simple steam supply and exhaust arrangement, the Odyssey steam peeler is low maintenance and achieves reduced operating costs, whilst delivering highly efficient steam peeling performance, making this steam peeler 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.

“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. 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,” says Eamonn Cullen, Market Unit Manager Peeling.

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, it is intuitive and available in multiple languages, thus enabling customers to easily manage and adjust their peeling requirements,” says Mr. Cullen.

The Odyssey steam peeler is the perfect peeling solution for customers who require a functional steam peeler that is easy to use, performs efficiently and has a low cost of ownership.

“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.

Visit TOMRA Sorting Food at Anuga FoodTec, taking place in Cologne, Germany, 24 – 27 March, and discover a peeling solution for your business. TOMRA Sorting Food will be located at booth F 010 – Hall 10.1.

About TOMRA Sorting Food
TOMRA Sorting Food, formerly BEST and ODENBERG, designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines for the food industry. Over 7,500 systems are installed at food growers, packers and processers worldwide.

The company provides high-performance optical sorters, graders, peeling and process analytics systems for nuts and seeds, dried fruits, potato products, fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood. The systems ensure an optimal quality and yield, resulting in increased productivity, throughput and an effective use of resources.

TOMRA Sorting Food is part of TOMRA Sorting Solutions which also develops sensor-based systems for the recycling, mining and other industries.

This powerful combination of technologies makes TOMRA Sorting one of the most advanced providers of sensor-based sorting solutions in the world, with over 11,500 of its systems installed globally.

TOMRA Sorting is owned by Norwegian company TOMRA Systems ASA, which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Founded in 1972, TOMRA Systems ASA has a turnover around €530m and employs over 2,500 people. For more information , visit

Source: TOMRA Sorting Food