Tomra Food unveils new innovations at Fruit Logistica Berlin


Tomra’s three food sorting and grading brands exhibited solutions to enhance productivity.

Tomra Food, Compac and BBC Technologies have exhibited new technologies at last week’s Fruit Logistica Berlin. Particularly for Tomra Food, the manufacturer of sensor-based sorting solutions debuted the upgraded Tomra 5B sorting machine, which is designed for potatoes, fruit, and fresh-cut produce. The Tomra 5B is equipped with new features which provides operators with improved precision of control, thus enhancing yield and profitability.

Compac showcased its next-generation sorting platform. Building on Compac’s Multi Lane Sorter, the new platform introduces a range of features for enhanced hygiene and food trust, gentle handling, safety and performance. Compac also displayed its UltraView inspection module, which improves detection of difficult defects located in the stem bowl and tip areas of the fruit. UltraView is built upon the success of the Spectrim platform, enhanced with pack accuracy and takes another step in the direction of a fully automated pack line.

As for BBC Technologies, it exhibited the new CURO8 fill-by-weight system that is designed for cherries, blueberries and small tomatoes. Also on display is the LUCAi artificial intelligence software for grading blueberries.

Michel Picandet, head of Tomra Food, commented: “The Tomra 5B sorting machine, the next generation sorting platform, and CURO8 filling system will help food producers and packhouses enhance their efficiency and profitability at the same time as ensuring the highest standards of food quality and safety. These are important new additions to Tomra Food’s product line, which offers sorters and graders of many different types and sizes.”