Aweta will supply Houtekamer Fruit in Krabbendijke, the Netherlands, with an advanced pear sorting machine in October. Houtekamer Fruit’s pear sorter will be used for their Conference pears. By placing wider brushes in the singulation machine, the Conference pears are optimally rotated to be assessed by the camera system. They also fit in the cups better this way. The new cups have been designed in such a way that the products can be weighed even more accurately. Another improvement is the transition from brush singulation to cup, this transition is product friendly and accurate.
Gilbert Houtemaker and his sorter
The latest state-of-the-art camera system, Twin Vision Hyperspectral, now has a wider field of view, so that the fruit can be scanned as a whole. The system uses visible and infra-red light to measure the most important quality classes. This means the camera sees the difference between products with natural rusting and coarser spots, aesthetic defects and damages through the skin. Because of this, Houtekamer Fruit can perform perfect quality class sorting on their apples and pears.
These new pear sorting machines have only just left the factory, but they’re already being shipped to countries including Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Argentina and the UK.