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Vegetable processors can improve efficiencies by unlocking big data

For vegetable processors, the saying that “knowledge is power” is especially true now that they can use the new TOMRA Insight web-based data platform. By gathering detailed data from sorting machines, this subscription-based service gives processors more knowledge about what’s happening on their lines and the power to make better-informed decisions. This is transforming sorting from an operational process into a strategic management tool.

TOMRA VISUAL ASSIST, THE NEW AUGMENTED REALITY TOOL FOR REMOTE ASSISTANCE, MOBILIZES TOMRA'S GLOBAL EXPERTISE TO PROVIDE FAST AND EFFECTIVE SERVICE SUPPORT TO CUSTOMERS

TOMRA Visual Assist virtually places TOMRA's expert in front of the customer's machine, enabling a fast response and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, overcoming travel restrictions and addressing safety concerns.

VIRTO GROUP once again chooses TOMRA and renews the equipment at its main plant with eleven Nimbus BSI+ sorters

VIRTO GROUP, the largest frozen vegetable company in Spain and one of the most important in Europe, has again put its trust in TOMRA. The company has updated its main plant in Azagra (Navarra) with eleven Nimbus BSI+ sorters. This frozen vegetable mixing, packaging, storage, and distribution center is one of the most technologically advanced in the industry.

For IQF vegetable processors, BSI+ sorting technology accomplishes ‘mission impossible’

Fulfilling the two biggest responsibilities of IQF vegetable processing, food safety and product quality, can sometimes seem like mission impossible. Though processors are tasked with preventing foreign materials and imperfect produce from reaching the end of the line, these difficult-to-see enemies can also be difficult to stop. Extraneous vegetable material (EVM) and foreign extraneous vegetable material (FEVM) are often unseeable by the human eye and not always detectable by conventional sorting machines. But now there is a groundbreaking sorting technology which makes the previously impossible possible.

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL - LEGUMBRES SELECTAS SIERRA NEVADA, SPAIN

LEGUMBRES SELECTAS SIERRA NEVADA, a Spanish company, based in Granada, specializes in producing, processing, and marketing superior quality pulses. It is the Spanish market leader and is one of the top 5 companies on the European market in processing lentils, beans, and its own-production chickpeas. The company has found the Nimbus BSI+ by TOMRA to be the solution to the issues specific to grading pulses. This technology has achieved improved quality and food safety, a ten-fold increase in its production capacity, and a much more automated, controlled, and efficient process for its staff.

Eliminating the risks of processing organic vegetables

Processing organic vegetables, once a niche specialty, is now big business. However, while crops grown without pesticides are regarded by consumers as exceptionally natural and safe, they bring processing lines additional complications and risks.    

THE FARM OF TREMONVILLERS (OISE) IS EQUIPPED WITH A TOMRA 3A TO SORT ITS POTATO AND RED BEET CROPS

The search for quality

Damien Renard, director of the EARL de Tremonvillers, has been collecting Quality certifications for 25 years: QUALITAIR, GRASP - GlobalG.A.P., HVE Level 3. Industrial customers make it, in some cases, a sine qua non condition for referencing. These quality labels also bring meaning to Damien's profession by validating or challenging his processes during the audit phases before certification.

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL KENTAUR AG, SWITZERLAND

The Swiss company Kentaur AG, a specialist in cereals processing, has been using a TOMRA 3C optical sorting system to sort puffed grain for a year now. This has resulted in a significant optimization of output: the TOMRA sorter ensures high sorting performance and accuracy and helps Kentaur meet the strictest requirements for food
safety and quality. The investment has paid off - since the new system was introduced, there have been very few issues with the puffed grain end products.

Futureproofing is leading vegetable farmers indoors

Imagine that vegetable farmers could suddenly multiply their yields per acre. Or that the vegetable-growing season continued with ideal climatic conditions forever. Or that local soil quality and climate didn't matter. Or that there was no need to use pesticides because rodents and insects were nowhere to be seen. Or that large volumes of vegetables could be grown and processed on the edge of urban areas, slashing the time and expense of transporting produce to retail outlets. Growers and processors would be busy all year round in a predictably manageable way.

THE JERSEY ROYAL COMPANY CONNECTS TO INDUSTRY 4.0 POSSIBILITIES WITH TOMRA INSIGHT

The Jersey Royal Company, located in the British Crown Dependency of Jersey, is the producer of the internationally recognized Jersey Royal new potato in the Channel Islands. This business grows, washes, grades, packs, and supplies approximately 20,000 tons of potatoes every year. After a trial period the company has now committed to a full subscription service.