The FPS, Field Potato sorter, by TOMRA Sorting Solutions, is a sensor based food sorter for unwashed potatoes, removing soil clods, stones and foreign material. It is a high volume, high capacity, robust machine for growers and packers that is built to last. The FPS machine is ideal for difficult lifting and variable crop conditions.
The FPS uses unique multi-spectral NIR (Near Infra-Red) sensors to scan each individual item ‘in flight’. This allows for an unobstructed view of the product with a high capacity sort. The sensors analyze for soil clods, stones, foreign material, and rot. Gentle product handling is assured by design; the first accepted grade gently passes through the machine while the second grade with soil clods, stones, and foreign materials, are sorted out by intelligent finger ejectors with precision and accuracy.