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iqf meat sorting machine by tomra

TOMRA Sorting has a solution for sorting IQF meat. IQF meat, used as pizza toppings and ingredient for ready meals, can be sorted on a TOMRA Nimbus free-fall laser sorter.

The TOMRA IQF meat sorter complies with the specific requirements of the meat industry in relation to material handling and sanitation.

TOMRA's Nimbus meat sorter detects and rejects all kinds of foreign material, such as plastics in various colours, wood, aluminum, glass, paper and metal pieces.


The IQF meat is scanned by lasers from two sides, which detect discoloration and foreign material that are rejected milliseconds later by air valves.

The machine uses a feed shaker to spread the product uniformly, so a single layer progresses onto the free-fall chute. It then falls towards the inspection zone, and is spread out by gravitation, where it is scanned by the lasers. A few milliseconds later, defective pieces are hit with a precise and powerful burst of air, which sends them into the rejection zone, while the good product continues its natural free-fall.

The machine can be set in different ways for precise sorting.


The Nimbus meat sorter is extremely user-friendly and it is calibration-free, which is the ultimate proof of stability.

The sorter has been adapted in its design to make it easy for cleaning and to ensure there are no hidden parts where meat could stick. The Nimbus sorter has an open frame design and a special mount for optics, to prevent bacteria growth in the frame and sloped surfaces, to avoid products lying on the frame.


  • Increased yield
  • Reduced labor requirements
  • Increased throughput
  • Consistent quality
  • Sanitary design

Read all about TOMRA's Nimbus meat sorter in our press release.

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