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Grimme and Tomra join forces to create a more integrated grading and sorting solution

GRIMME Group has joined forces with TOMRA, and will now cooperate in food sorting solutions. The partnership will result in TOMRA FPS (Field Potato Sorter) being integrated into the RH Combi to create the GRIMME PowerCombi solution. 

Through the new partnership, GRIMME will distribute the TOMRA FPS so customers can purchase and deploy a single, integrated grading and sorting solution, including post-sale support.

Integrated configuration of GRIMME and TOMRA grading and sorting technology.

With the newly launched PowerCombi, GRIMME uses the combination of mechanical separation mechanisms and electronic sorting to not only increase separation accuracy of up to 98 percent, but also to increase capacity up to 100 tonnes per hour, a 25 percent improvement on previous systems. 

As a result, fewer employees are required to check for waste products and therefore labor costs are considerably reduced.

From left to right: Maurice Moynihan (Director Strategic Marketing & Business Development at TOMRA Sorting Food, Richard Weiss (Managing Director Purchasing & Production at GRIMME), Sebastian Talg (Managing Director Sales at GRIMME) & Thomas Molnar (Global Sales and Marketing Director at TOMRA Sorting Food).

Using TOMRA’s multispectral infrared sensing, the FPS scans the product stream in-air and can differentiate between good, typically soil-coated potatoes and stones, soil clods, cans, wood, and other foreign objects, which are rejected by high speed ejectors. 

The potatoes continue unharmed through the machine and onto the takeaway conveyors. The cooperation agreement was signed during the recent Agritechnica event held in Hannover, Germany following two years of successful field testing and validation in France and Germany.

For more information: 
Marijke Bellemans
Tel: +32 (0)16 74 28 17
Mob: +32 (0)476 74 19 18

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