White Papers

  1. Measuring With Vision Inspection In Plastic Bottle Manufacturing

    To avoid costly production losses, container manufacturers are turning to Vision Inspection Systems to identify container defects. A properly calibrated Vision Inspection System can spot container defects before filling, preventing contamination and spillage, reducing waste and improving standards compliance.

  2. Manufacturing Plants Based On The Lego Principle

    Smaller batches and different types of product in the same plant – these are the market demands to which more and more manufacturers in the process industries need to adjust. The answer is plants based on the “Lego principle”. Users can add modules or switch them off in line with requirements.

  3. How To Ensure The Safety Of Products Packaged In Tall Rigid Containers

    Metal cans, glass jars, plastic and PET bottles are used extensively in the food and beverage industries to package dairy products, cereals and grains, condiments and sauces, confectionery, fish and seafood, fruit and vegetables, infant foods, meat and snacks.

  4. Avoiding Cross-Contamination Risks For Food Safety

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 600 million people — almost 10 per cent of the global population — fall ill after eating contaminated food. To combat the issues of contamination, many food manufacturers, who have previously relied upon manual sorting and inspection, are embracing novel technologies and sorting systems.

  5. Optimizing Yield For Food Manufacturers

    In order to meet the global population’s growing demand for food, research by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts that the worldwide food manufacturing and processing industries need to increase their total output by 70 per cent by 2050. By Roel Molenaers, head of product management, TOMRA Sorting Food

  6. Time To Sort Out Food Waste

    Almost a third of all food produced worldwide is never eaten, leading to 1.3 billion tons of food waste each year. This includes around 45 per cent of all fruit and vegetables and 20 per cent of meat. Just one quarter of this wasted food could feed the 795 million chronically hungry people around the world. By Steve Raskin, Sales director EMEA at TOMRA Sorting Food

  7. Food Safety First Is The Order Of The Day

    Data revealing aflatoxins to be the biggest cause of foodrelated recalls demonstrates the important role effective sorting and quality analysis systems can play in boosting food safety on the production line. By Ashley Hunter, Senior Vice President & Head of TOMRA Sorting Food

  8. Sustainability In The Food Processing Industry: Your Guide To Improve Energy Efficiencies

    As environmental scrutiny of global industries continues to grow, governments are seeking to impose energy efficiency targets on companies in order to comply with new directives. By Dr. Doug Reid, Engineering Manager at TOMRA Sorting Food

  9. Automation Essential To Sustainable Success

    Continued advances in automation and robotics are making the global food manufacturing and processing industries safer, more efficient and able to deliver higher profits. By Steven Van Geel, Sales Director China at TOMRA Sorting Food

  10. Selecting An Effective Vision System For Quality Assurance Applications

    Regardless of the industry, quality control is one of the most important stages of the production process. For producers of packaged goods, the quality of a product's package and labeling is the last chance to convince a consumer a product is worth buying.