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Optical food sorting machines by TOMRA

TOMRA Food offers the widest range of sensor-based food sorting machines available in the food industry today. From farm to fork, TOMRA offers sorting equipment for a multitude of food applications. Whether its fresh whole products or processed food, our sorters maximize output and minimize waste so you can stay consistent and profitable.

Food sorting in action


  • Maximize yield and recovery, while reducing waste
  • Minimize energy and chemical usage
  • Increase productivity and throughput with high capacity sorting
  • Provide consistent high quality food assurance
  • Provide consumer food safety assurance


  • Blizzard

    The Blizzard free fall pulsed LED camera sorting machine is the most ideal and cost effective optical food sorting machine for the IQF (frozen) vegetable and fruit processing industry.

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  • Cerberus

    TOMRA Sorting Tobacco developed the world’s first tobacco sorting machine integrating string removal, small product fragmentation, metal detection and product singulation/monolayer formation, all within one compact machine: the Cerberus. TOMRA’s Cerberus is the first of its kind, which makes it an exemplary piece of advanced tobacco sorting technology.

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  • FPS

    The Field Potato Sorter, FPS, is a sensor based food sorting machine for unwashed potatoes, removing soil clods, stones and foreign material.

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  • Genius™

    The Genius™ optical belt sorting machine uses a combination of various sorting technologies to meet the high food safety requirements of the food industry and individual food processors.

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  • TOMRA 3A

    Boasting the highest capacity on the market, the TOMRA 3A is the most robust, reliable and cost-effective optical sorter available for growers. Built to last, it is a highly efficient, durable and powerful labor-saving solution specifically developed to provide unrivalled foreign material removal and meet harvest demands. Simple to install, use and maintain, it is an easy fit into the harvest cleaning and grading line and can also be used for out-of-storage sorting.

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  • TOMRA 3C

    After years of global teamwork, laser technology is introduced to the market of conventional sorting with the TOMRA 3C. Addressing your daily challenges in seeds, grains, beans, pulses and nuts sorting, the sorter’s optimal and reliable performance ensures your products meet the highest standard for food safety and quality. Every element is designed to increase the machine’s ease of use, leading the way in user experience.

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  • Halo

    The Halo is a sensor based optical food sorting solution for many fruits and vegetables. The Halo is a high-performance machine sorting on size and quality, thus ensuring and improving food safety.

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  • Helius™

    The Helius™ free-fall sorting machine provides an optical sorting solution for a huge amount of food applications. Dry product processors benefit from TOMRA's Helius™ P sorter, specialised in sorting free flowing dry products such as seeds, rice, nuts, grains and many more.

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  • Helius™ Tobacco

    The Helius™ Tobacco sorting machine provides a solution for sorting higher capacities of tobacco. It can handle up to eight tons per hour, depending on product and equipment configuration. The ‘black box sorter’ concept comprises of a total integrated solution that can easily fit into an existing line.

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  • Helius™ Tobacco 2400

    What differentiates the Helius™ Tobacco 2400 from the Helius™ Tobacco is the fact that the Helius™ Tobacco 2400 is almost a true black-box sorter arrangement as it comes with all necessary peripheral items (infeed, outfeed and reject arrangement including all required maintenance and safety features). As the system only has one in- and outfeed, the end-users scope towards a sorter integration in an existing production line is limited to the absolute minimum.

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  • Ixus™ Bulk

    By implementing the latest x-ray and imaging software technology, metal, stones, pits, glass, high density plastics, etc. from food is removed.

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  • NFM

    The NFM field color sorting machine is a robust and reliable harvester mounted sorter which performs effective color and foreign material sorting.

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  • Nimbus

    With a combination of various sorting technologies, the Nimbus free fall sorting machine is the answer to the continuously high requirements of the food industry and individual processors.

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  • Nimbus BSI

    The Nimbus BSI is a real breaktrough for processing nuts, grains & seeds, dried fruit and petfood.

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  • Opus Tobacco

    What differentiates the Opus Tobacco sorter from any other optical stem sorter is that it does not only accurately detect and reject non-tobacco related material (NTRM), but more specifically the ‘woody’ stem stalks (stem knuckles, split stalks, partial or whole stalks) are also efficiently removed.

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  • Sentinel II

    The Sentinel II optical sorter is designed for sorting many food applications and will typically be found in the tomato, peach and potato processing industry. Using the latest in illumination and detection technology, the Sentinel II outshines its competitors in terms of sorting efficiency, capacity, technical specification and durability. The Sentinel II boosts the highest throughput to machine width ratio in the industry.

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  • Stratus

    The Stratus, a joint development between GCH Cardwell and TOMRA Sorting Solutions, provides an answer to the specific sorting demands of Green Leaf Threshing (GLT) operations. The sorting machine sorts whole leaf tobacco prior to threshing, but has proven itself also in sorting oriental, Rajangan and even lamina type of tobaccos.

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  • TOMRA 5A

    The TOMRA 5A sorting machine brings more than 98% removal rate of foreign objects, quality inspection and peel quality control to the table. Running the highest capacities in the industry, this process potato sorter significantly increases the level of food safety and yield.

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  • TOMRA 5B

    The TOMRA 5B sorting machine guarantees optimal sorting of your food products, from vegetables and potatoes to leafy products. It helps you to meet the highest standards for both food safety and quality.

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  • TB5™

    The TB5™ belt laser sorter is the optical sorting solution for high capacity lamina sorting (post threshing at Green Leaf Tobacco/PMD processing lines), ensuring customer satisfaction at all times by removing any non-tobacco related material (NTRM).

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  • Zea

    The ZEA is a sensor based food sorting machine for seed corn producers to sort/grade for husk, defect, disease and size. It is the ideal efficiency, quality and cost reduction tool for processors where capacity, husk and defect sorts are critical. It is a low cost of ownership machine that is built to last.

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