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Personalised smoothies from vending machines

Two Carrefours in Belgium have a scoop. These shops have a vending machine that makes 100% natural smoothies. The machine was developed in close cooperation with Belgian start-up Alberts. The customer personally chooses the fruit and vegetables for their smoothie, and the machine makes the smoothie while the.....

Australia’s first offshore wind farm proposed off Gippsland

Victorian-based developer Offshore Energy is planning the development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm off the coast of Gippsland, in eastern Victoria. The company will present at a Victorian Government New Energy Technology Roundtable with key community and government stakeholders at Federation.....

Romagna in Campo - innovations from the world of mechanisation

PHOTO REPORTRomagna in Campo has the purpose of displaying the latest mechanical and technical innovations. The fourth edition was organised at theIstituto tecnico Agrario di Cesena on Wednesday 31st May 2017 by Consorzio Agrario Adriatico, Romagna Impianti, La Commerciale Agricola di Billi Giovanni, Valente Pali and.....

A plug and play solution for testing how to extend the freshness of fresh produce

PerfoTec introduces the Roadrunner at United Fresh

PerfoTec introduces the Roadrunner in the US at the United Fresh show in Chicago from June 13-15. A Plug and Play top seal packaging machine integrated with the PerfoTec Laser Perforation System. Developed by Proseal and PerfoTec for companies that want to test, in a quick and simple way, how the PerfoTec.....

Canadian potato growers using GPS for more efficient planting

As potato growers across P.E.I. plant this year's crop, many are using the latest GPS technology to guide them."I'd say probably 80 per cent of growers out there would have something like this," said Will MacNeill, owner of Atlantic Precision Agri-Services, in West Devon, P.E.I."The most common technology is.....

All designed and built in-house

Print on Demand labeling system considered industry standard in produce labeling

Hurst International is the originator of the patented “Print on Demand” (POD) Versaprint labeling system. The innovative system combines technology developed by Hurst to meet the needs of the fruit packaging industry. The Direct Thermal Printing technology allows packers to label up to 63 different graphics at.....

Launch of tabbed label for direct variable print applications

Following the commercial launch of Sinclair’s Print on Demand™ technology, the latest innovation in fruit labeling is further optimized with the introduction of the Sinclair® TruTab™. "It's the first and only tabbed label for direct thermal variable print applications," says Barry Lawson, Product Manager with.....

CleanLight

“Getting 90% of pesticides out of water through oxidation”

The design gbm emissions and purification has received a lot of attention in recent years. Regulations limit entrepreneurs more and more, and high emissions could limit the food range even more in future.That’s why CleanLight developed a water purification machine in 2014, and had it tested by a number of.....

Row-straddling, weeding robot headed to international market

Naïo has developed what they claim will be the world’s first row-straddling mechanical weeding robot to officially reach the international market, named Dino. The French company has already scheduled the delivery of Dino’s first four customers. These included the Chamber of Agriculture of the French Somme.....

Key Technology Introduces New VERYX® B140 Digital Sorter

Key Technology has expanded its VERYX family of digital sorters with the introduction of the VERYX B140, a medium-capacity belt-fed sorter. The new B140 features a 1400-mm wide inspection zone, which is 15 percent wider than comparatively sized sorters to achieve a higher throughput within a similar footprint.....

Complete packing line of snack bell peppers for German grower

Koppert Machines has developed a packing line for snack bell peppers for a German customer. The design came about after intense talks with the customer, and existing and new techniques were used.The challenge was getting three colours of bell peppers in a 200-gramme packaging, with a weight of no more than.....

Data display system helps boost produce factory productivity

At next month’s London Produce Show, on June 8th, Marco will be demonstrating their recently launched data display technology aimed at improving pack house and factory productivity.Marco’s PDD (Production Data Display) solution consists of large digital signage screens installed throughout the key production.....

BrimaPack planting/harvesting rig nominated for United Fresh Innovation Award

BrimaPack BV announced today that they have been nominated in the category ‘Best New Packing/Processing Equipment’ for the United Fresh 2017 Produce Innovation Awards. The United Fresh 2017 Produce Innovation Awards honor the results of years of R&D and the foresight of companies bringing innovation to the.....

AU: Farmers slowly turning to aerial technology to manage crop health

An Australian drone operation company says an increasing number of farmers are starting to become curious at how the new remote technology can help their operations. But the aerial photography and surveillance service provider, National Drones says it would not describe the usage as widely used, as yet."I’d.....