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TOMRA sorting machine helps exporter's efficiency

To ensure high product quality, food safety and high yield, Mapeks, which markets 35 different organic fruits to 80 countries, continuously develops its facilities and invests in cutting-edge technology automation. Its latest investment, a TOMRA Blizzard optical sorting machine, has improved product quality and increased capacity.jhg

"Frozen organic fruit production is an important and emerging industry for the future," said Mustafa Memur, the chairman of the board of Mapeks Organics. "Today our Mapeks products are sold at 12,000 sales points around the globe. Some 80 percent of these are located in the United States, where our organic packaged fruits can be purchased in supermarkets all year round. It is essential that our products are of high quality and comply with food safety and hygiene standards. Utilizing optical sorting machines offers many benefits in crucial areas such as increasing product quality, ensuring food safety, retaining high product standards, and reducing product loss. That is why we chose the Blizzard optical sorting machine and placed it in our facility in Afyon."

Mapeks Organics is using use the Blizzard mostly for processing strawberries, cherries, apricots and pomegranates.  Compared to traditional manual sorting methods, the new machine is much more efficient: it now takes 15 minutes rather than 40 minutes to process a ton of product, which will enable Mapeks to increase its monthly production tonnage by 25 percent.

"With the Blizzard we will be able to remove defective products and foreign materials from the production line, hence increasing yield," said Memur. "We also aim for minimizing product waste. The fact that we are going to process different products in different seasons is an important factor. We know that despite our varying product types and challenging working conditions, the Blizzard sorting machine will achieve a higher performance even in long shifts.”

The Blizzard’s high-resolution cameras are combined with pulsed LED light for strong imaging contrast, achieving an accuracy close to that of sorters with laser technology. This results in the highly efficient removal from the production line of foreign materials and products with color and shape defects. And because of its compact, space-saving design, the Blizzard fits well in most production lines.

 

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