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genius™ sorting machine by tomra

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.

The Genius™ removes all unwanted discoloration and foreign material from many food applications such as vegetables, fresh cut, potatoes, nuts and many more. Thanks to the Genius™ you will be able to ensure safe and excellent quality food.


Read the success story and discover how Old Dutch (USA, potato industry) improved their chips processing line with TOMRA’s Genius sorting machine.

Read the success story about Aviko (The Netherlands, potato industry) and discover why they installed TOMRA’s Genius optical belt sorting machine in three of their processing plants.

Read the success story about Ardo (Belgium, spinach industry) and discover why TOMRA was selected as the preferred sorter supplier.

Read the success story about Agristo (Belgium, potato industry) and discover how TOMRA’s Genius sorting machine was able to anticipate new tendencies and customer requirements.

“The reputational and financial impact of a serious defect claim can be devastating for a company, but sorting technology can be used to effectively manage and reduce issues," explains Mr. Park Eun-Kyu, CEO, Cwood Co. Read what he has to say about his partnership with TOMRA.


  • High capacity and low maintenance food sorting machine
  • Flexible belt sorting machine with gentle handling assured
  • Daily operation, quality control and feedback is made possible through the touch screen, using an intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Consistent long life accuracy


Dried fruit

Fresh cut




Grains and seeds

IQF vegetables and fruit





Key features

Sensor Technology

The Genius™ is a modular food sorting machine that can be tailored to your unique requirements and needs. With high resolution cameras and lasers, the Genius™ sorter offers a variety of inspection technologies in different inspection zones.

This way, the Genius™ achieves an unequalled food sorting performance. After being scanned in the inspection zones, the state-of-the-art air guns reject any defect within milliseconds in 2 or 3 separate streams. The good product proceeds its way to the processing line.

Product Benefits

  • User-friendly
  • Low maintenance
  • Modular/upgradeable
  • High capacity
  • Extremely fast payback on investment

Advanced Sorting Criteria

The Genius™ can sort multiple food applications by the following sorting criteria:

  • Subtle color
  • Foreign material
  • Advanced foreign material detection
  • Detailed size/geometry
  • Detailed shape
  • Damages
  • Moisture
  • Biological characteristics
  • Mycotoxins
  • Data

Technical specification

 Genius™ 640Genius™ 1200
Capacity1 - 4 tons/hr2 - 8 tons/hr
(L x W x H, mm)
3,585 x 1,279 x 2,320 mm3,720 x 1,890 x 2,360 mm
Infeed belt width1,150 mm1,150 mm
Air pressure input1 - 8 bar1 - 8 bar
Electrical consumption5 KVA7.5 kVA
 Genius™ 1600Genius™ 2000
Capacity3 - 12 tons/hr4 - 16 tons/hr
(L x W x H, mm)
4,160 x 2,411 x 2,630 mm4,630 x 2,741 x 2,687 mm
Infeed belt width1,150 mm1,150 mm
Air pressure input1 - 8 bar1 - 8 bar
Electrical consumption10 KVA10 KVA