FDBusiness.com

TOMRA Equips its Belgian Test and Demo Center With a New Cold Room

 Breaking News
  • Fight Against Illegal Fishing The European Commission has expanded the global fight against illegal fishing by listing Saint Vincent & the Grenadines and the Comoros as uncooperative. Under the EU’s rules to fight and deter illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, defining a country as uncooperative is tantamount to issuing a red card which effectively bans trade in fisheries products between [...]...
  • Field-to-Fork Organic Rosemary Solutions From Frutarom The Frutarom Food Protection Business Unit has expanded its organic oxidation management solutions line with an organic rosemary extract designed to prevent oxidation and increase the shelf-life of food products. This natural Mediterranean botanical has been made possible through collaboration between Hishtil Nurseries in Israel and organic farmers in Spain. A rising demand for natural and [...]...
  • Danone Expands Dairy Production in West Africa Danone, together with The Abraaj Group, a leading investor in growth markets, has added three new production lines to its factory at Accra in Ghana. The total investment of US$25 million will help Fan Milk (Ghana), its local subsidiary, to sustain the growing demand for dairy products in the regional West African market. The investment is [...]...
  • Cranswick Achieves Record Annual Sales UK food group Cranswick has reported a 22.5% jump in revenue from continuing operations to £1.245 billion for the year ended 31 March 2017. Growth was driven by a strong performance from each of the group’s categories – Fresh Pork, Convenience, Gourmet Products and Poultry – and reflected positive contributions from the Crown Chicken and [...]...
  • Lavazza Acquires Canadian Coffee Business The Lavazza Group, the Italian coffee roaster, has purchased an 80% equity stake in Kicking Horse Coffee, from the private-equity fund Swander Pace Capital. Kicking Horse Coffee, a leading Canadian organic and fair-trade coffee player, has distinguished itself over the last several years with remarkable growth in both Canada and the United States. Kicking Horse [...]...
  • Dietary Reference Values – EFSA Publishes Advice on Vitamin K EFSA has set dietary reference values for vitamin K as part of its review of scientific advice on nutrient intakes. The Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) decided to maintain the dietary reference values established by the Scientific Committee for Food in 1993. Consequently, the NDA Panel defined daily adequate intakes (AIs) for [...]...

TOMRA Equips its Belgian Test and Demo Center With a New Cold Room

TOMRA Equips its Belgian Test and Demo Center With a New Cold Room
May 27
12:42 2015

TOMRA Sorting Solutions has installed a brand new 56 square meter cold room in its test and demonstration center in Leuven, Belgium.

Thanks to its new facility, TOMRA Sorting Solutions is now able to test the performance of its sorting machines for all individually quick frozen (IQF) products in a true-to life environment.

The conditioned room can accommodate two sorting machines at the same time, enabling parallel testing and comparisons. It features an indirect cooling system, fully controlled automatic access doors and LED lighting.

“It’s a fact that sorting performance and results are affected greatly by the external environment. Defrosting, sticking of the product and changing defect conditions are known issues when testing IQF products. Normal operating temperature in IQF production facilities is around five degrees, but we can set our cold room as low as minus two degrees,” says Wim Van Doren, Sales Application Manager at TOMRA Sorting Solutions.

He adds: “Our investment in this cold room allows our customers to see the sorting line in realistic circumstances and they can see first-hand the capabilities of our machines operating in these severe conditions.”

Should TOMRA need to test its machines in a hot climate, special heaters can warm the room from its standard minus two degrees to sixty degrees.

The room is attached to the company’s existing test and demonstration hall by glass windows. The entrance is provided along the current demo center and the back of the room has a large roll up gate that enables large sorting machines to be moved in and out easily.

TOMRA’s new cold room will be managed by Wim Van Doren’s demo team, but it will also be used by other departments, such as research and development (R&D).

“The cold room can be implemented as well for long-term validations/trials of sorting machines for R&D purposes, to serve our customers even better,” adds Van Doren.

In June 2014 TOMRA Sorting Solutions installed the first cold room in its state-of-the-art facility in Sacramento, United States of America. TOMRA Sorting Solutions runs fifteen test and demonstration centers worldwide providing services for the development of sensor-based sorting projects for the food, mining, recycling, tobacco and virgin plastics industry to provide their customers with the best possible service. Six of their fifteen sorting solution centers are solely focused on food with each providing different food testing possibilities.

For the North American market TOMRA can invite customers to one of their two test and demonstrations centers in the USA, located in Denver, Colorado, and Sacramento, California. In Asia TOMRA also has two test and demonstration centres available, located in Saitama, Japan and Xiamen, China.

If you are interested in a test and demo with your own product, please contact TOMRA’s local sales managers via food-sorting@tomra.com. TOMRA Sorting Solutions has special (freeze) cool storages available to preserve your product.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • June 6, 2017Brewing Equipment & Technology
  • June 7, 2017Polfish
  • June 8, 2017Free From Food Expo 2017
  • June 8, 2017Rapid and conventional micro methods seminar
AEC v1.0.4

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

Advertisements