News | February 23, 2015

TOMRA Sorting Food's Qvision And Falcon Swoop Into Cfia


TOMRA Sorting Food will show food processors how they can tick all the boxes for food safety, quality and optimal production at this year’s Cfia trade show.

The team from TOMRA Sorting Food will be showcasing the Falcon pre-sorter for the fresh cut industry along with the QVision analyser for the meat industry at Cfia, which takes place at the Parc Expo Rennes Airport, in Bruz, France, March 10-12.

Thorsten Niermeyer, business unit manager process analytics, says: “Processors do not need to compromise when it comes to achieving consistently high quality, safe food while running large volumes along their production lines. Whether it is for lettuces or minced meat, TOMRA Sorting Food has a solution to help processors meet all these objectives.

“At Cfia, we will demonstrate how TOMRA machines can easily fit into production lines to create a more efficient and effective operation, using the Falcon and QVision as examples.”

The Falcon is a cost-effective pre-sorting solution which analyses baby leaf greens for defects, based on their biological characteristics, and removes unwanted foreign material brought onto the production line from the field, such as droppings, rodents, bugs, plastic, soil and stones.

Having a pre-sorter installed in the production line means most gross defects are removed at an early stage, reducing the risk of contamination and enabling the sorters further down the line to work more efficiently to provide a higher quality final product.

For meat processors, TOMRA Sorting Food has developed the QVision fat, protein and moisture analysis machine which is suitable for both fresh and frozen meat. Able to analyse up to 30 tons of meat per hour, it is an ideal choice for high volume processors.

The QVision measures fat, moisture, protein and collagen simultaneously and in real time to deliver highly accurate and consistent end product quality. In addition to capacity increase and the reduction of lean giveaway, the QVision helps customers to achieve increased yield from their raw materials, while ensuring consistent product quality. This eliminates the risk of ‘out of spec’ fat claims.

For the analysis, the QVision’s multispectral light penetrates up to 20mm into the meat and measures across the full 500mm width of its conveyer belt. In addition, the design is open, so all surfaces can be visually inspected and sanitised, using high pressure water.

The Cfia trade show attracts visitors from the food processing and food packaging industries. Exhibitors have the opportunity to present their latest materials and equipment.

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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