TOMRA ships world´s largest steam peeler

TOMRA ships world´s largest steam peeler

TOMRA Sorting Food has delivered an industry first in the form of the world’s highest capacity steam peeler, which will be used by a leading potato processing company.

The new Eco steam peeler stands more than eight metres tall, and has the capability to peel 650kg of potatoes in less than seven seconds.

The processing capacity of the steam peeler is more than 65,000kg (143,300lbs) of potatoes per hour or a daily rate of 1,560,000kg (3,439,200lbs).

Eamonn Cullen, market unit manager peeling at TOMRA Sorting Food: “When you consider this pressure vessel will peel almost 3,000 individual potatoes in less than seven seconds, these results demonstrate the scale of the achievement.”

Steam peeling has for a long time been the most efficient method of removing skin from the surface of vegetables. The new Eco steam peeler is not only the fastest steam peeler; it is also the most efficient in the industry using 28 percent less steam than other peelers of its type. 

Eamonn continues: “We were the first to introduce high pressure steam peeling to the vegetable processing industry and we have continued to invent technologies to improve steam peeling performance. This latest steam peeler enables processors to reduce the energy consumed in the process to levels not seen in the industry before.

“TOMRA’s mission to lead the resource revolution, through innovative solutions for optimizing our world’s resources is at the core of what we do. Our commitment to delivering the best user experience and the highest performance products has brought us to this industry leading position. This innovative steam peeler is another example of how we put our values into practice.”

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About TOMRA Sorting Food
TOMRA Sorting Food designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines for the food industry. Over 6,200 systems are installed at food growers, packers and processers worldwide. 

The company provides high-performance optical sorters, graders, peeling and process analytics systems for nuts and seeds, dried fruits, potato products, fruits, vegetables, tobacco, meat and seafood. The systems ensure an optimal quality and yield, resulting in increased productivity, throughput and an effective use of resources.

TOMRA Sorting Food is part of TOMRA Sorting Solutions which also develops sensor-based systems for the recycling, mining and other industries.

TOMRA Sorting is owned by Norwegian company TOMRA Systems ASA, which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Founded in 1972, TOMRA Systems ASA has a turnover around €650m and employs over 2,600 people.