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Automating production line with TOMRA 5B

Since installing a TOMRA 5B sorting machine in February 2023, there have been clear improvements in product sorting and volumes. (Image source: TOMRA)

Industrial director at De Marchi, Carlos Alberto De Marchi highlights the importance of his business partnership with TOMRA, explaining that the TOMRA 5B's installation has brought great progress, both in terms of resource management and economics

The main benefits of using the TOMRA 5B optical sorter are maximum food safety, higher quality product sorting, optimized production line throughput, and ease of operation. Product quality becomes more consistent, and employees who previously worked on sorting can be redirected to other important parts of the production line. Thanks to optical technology, the food selection process is now automated, thereby increasing the quality and productivity of the production line. By maintaining constant inspection quality, the machine increases the safety of the food reaching the customer's table. 

Six months after installation, the TOMRA machine yielded positive feedback. "With the automation of the line, we have a 30% increase in productivity and much greater safety in the products we produce, which would have been impossible with the manual process," commented Carlos. "Moreover, we are bringing together profitability, reliability, and agility in our processes to reach higher levels. We have exceptional personalised support from TOMRA through various channels, which makes all the difference."

João Medeiros, area sales manager of TOMRA Food Brazil highlights the importance of this partnership for TOMRA in the minimally processed fruit and vegetable segment and looks forward to TOMRA's cooperation with De Marchi. "We are sure that this is just the beginning of a great and long-lasting partnership, because De Marchi is constantly looking for innovations, whether in the industrial area or in the field. Our mission is to serve them with the utmost excellence, contributing our experience to future projects to automate new lines, always supporting De Marchi's success." 

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