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INC World Conference on nuts and dried fruit

Interested in sorting nuts and dried fruit?

22 - 24 May 2015

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Nut and dried fruit processors, packers and growers can discover the latest cutting edge technologies and sorting equipment from TOMRA Sorting Food at this month’s World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress.

The team from TOMRA Sorting Food will also have their eyes on the prize as the company has been shortlisted for the event’s Innovation Award for its Nimbus BSI free fall sorting machine.

The World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress takes place in Antalya, Turkey, from May 22-24, at the Rixos Sungate Antalya complex and TOMRA Sorting Food will be at booth 15, Hall Maximus Foyer (Balsu Foyer).

Bjorn Thumas, Director Market Development, says: “We are very pleased to be nominated for this prestigious Innovation Award, which recognises the latest innovative technology in the world of nuts and dried fruits.

“Processors, packers and growers can meet with our team to find out about our wide portfolio of sorting equipment and state-of-the-art technologies for their products. Attending events like this presents us with a great opportunity to meet our customers face to face and speak to them directly about what they want their processing equipment to achieve and how our sorting solutions can make their business more productive and efficient.”

The Nimbus BSI is a breakthrough for nuts and raisin processors. With a combination of various sorting technologies, the Nimbus free fall sorting machine with Biometric Signature Identification (BSI) meets the continuously high requirements of the food industry and individual processors for safe and excellent food quality by removing unwanted material.

The biometric signature identification (BSI) technology detects the biometric characteristics of nuts, dried fruits and other commodities. BSI is the next generation of spectral imaging, introduced to identify the material’s unique fingerprint. This creates a new range of never before seen sorting opportunities.

Almond processor, Stewart & Jasper Orchards, based in California, has introduced the Nimbus BSI to its processing lines. Jim Jasper, owner and president, says: “By implementing TOMRA’s Nimbus BSI, our company has benefited enormously. Our throughput has increased immensely and we have seen our labor expenses drop. On top of that, our product quality has improved.

“We have thoroughly researched the sorting industry and it goes without saying that TOMRA’s Nimbus BSI is unmatched.”

 All information detected in a specific spectrum of light is analyzed by our in-house designed sensor module, compared and classified; all at the speed of light. The system identifies the sole biometric signature of either good product or defects, and sorts based on these clear distinguishable patterns. The flying beam principle (patent pending) implements only two halogen light sources per sensor module, in combination with a rotating polygon. A concentrated and focused light beam allows maximum light efficiency. This results in a significant energy minimization and no increased heating effect, allowing the Nimbus BSI to be the only sorter in the world that can combine both spectral imaging and lasers on one sole machine.

Furthermore, the Nimbus scan path includes a dust protection shield, ensuring stable and reliable sorting results as dust cannot reach the optical inspection window. The state-of-the-art BSI module detects even smaller defects compared to conventional spectral technology, enhancing sorting quality but retaining nearly all good material. At the same time, reducing the number of passes needed and level of breakage or bruising. The platform therefore offers users lower labor time and higher throughput, yield and efficiency in the rest of the processing line.

The Nimbus BSI can also be used effectively for reverse sorts or recycle sorts where the volume of ‘bad’ is higher than the ‘good’, targeting good product rather than faulty material, just by the touch of a button.

The World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress is considered to be one of the world’s best known industry events giving representatives from across the dried fruit and nut industry the opportunity to learn about the latest revolutionary technologies and debate the future of the industry in round table events, seminars and keynote speaker presentations.

22 - 24 May, 2015

Booth: 17


Rixos Sungate Hotel

No:153-1/1 Kemer, 07994



  • The INC World Nuts and Dried fruit official website.