Tomra Recycling celebrates digital launch of its latest and most advanced sorting solutions

Tomra Recycling celebrates…

Today marked the global launch of Tomra Sorting Recycling’s latest advanced sorting solutions to meet demand for faster, more efficient and smarter material sorting – both now and in the future. Under the theme of ‘Symphony of all Sorts’, Tomra Sorting Recycling formally launched two brand new products – Tomra’s new generation technology Autosort and Autosort Speedair, and also outlined plans for the forthcoming launch of a third new solution, Autosort Cybot. 

The product launches were originally due to take place at IFAT 2020, but with the event cancelled due to COVID-19, Tomra adapted its plans and instead launched the new products on a digital platform. The ‘Symphony of all Sorts’ theme was chosen to reflect the way in which the latest generation Autosort and its complementary products create a perfectly harmonised symphony to sort all kinds of waste with advanced accuracy and sophistication. 

Experts from across Tomra’s global teams delivered presentations about the latest products to approximately 1000 digital delegates world-wide, including representatives from a number of international and regional press titles.  Interactive Q&A sessions enabled delegates to find out more about the new products’ capabilities and hear about Tomra’s predictions for the global future of sensor-based sorting. 

Based on the positive feedback received from delegates, Tomra Sorting anticipates high levels of interest in the most advanced model of its New generation Autosort system. The highly ultra-compact versatile sensor-based sorting system can be used across a vast range of material sorting applications.  Compact, highly flexible and upgradable, Autosort brings together the very latest in Tomra’s technologies to deliver advanced accuracy of complex sorting tasks at high throughput rates. The system can be easily integrated into any existing or new sorting processes, as a great number of initial pilot projects have confirmed.

Being equipped with the broadest range of sensors and using data to classify objects, the machine is capable of separating materials which are difficult, or even impossible to separate using conventional technologies. Incorporated as standard in the latest Autosort is Tomra’s Sharp Eye technology which increases the light efficiency while maintaining the same energy consumption, enhances sorting sharpness and improves the separation of difficult to target fractions. 


The unit also incorporates the latest and improved version of Tomra’s unique and patented advanced Flying Beam sensing technology which delivers a range of benefits. Better light efficiency enables higher performance at low operating costs; compact design enables flexible and easy installation; and enhanced light signal efficiency results in improved detection. 

Thanks to the integration of Sharp Eye and Flying Beam technology, Autosort consistently delivers high performance in terms of sorting accuracy across all target fractions – even in the most complex of applications. 

Optional technologies include the new Deep Laiser which stands out for its compactness and flexible range of uses. Its object recognition enables a deeper sorting sharpness to significantly improve the performance of the sorting process. Another application area is the use of Artificial Intelligence via Deep Learning. Deep Laiser is one of the first fully integrated Deep Learning systems on the market.