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Successful UVC tunnel demo day

Dutch machine manufacturers, Van Rijn and Bioclimatic, organised a UVC tunnel demonstration day. This was held on 21 June. More than 25 businesses attended the day. They showed interest in the technique and its applications. The demonstration tunnel was designed to dry-disinfect incoming materials. The.....

Australia’s first EFI digital carton printer

Orora unveils Nozomi

Australian packaging giant Orora showed its new installation of the first EFI Nozomi C180000 digital packaging printer in the country, along with its other recent investments in its business at the Innovation Expo. The company has committed a massive $100m to upgrade its printing, converting and corrugator.....

Italy: Fresh produce machinery sold at auction

Equipment, sorting machinery, refrigerated units, tractors and accessories can now find their place even if second hand.Troostwijk, the largest auctioneer in Europe, offers swift and reliable appraisal and consultancy services. Troostwijk firmly believes everything has its value and that each product can have.....

Battery technology for asparagus harvesting machines

Battery technology has developed to such an extent in recent years that the application of electrically powered machines has improved. In Europe 10,000 AspergeSpinnen are being used in the white and green asparagus cultivation. Combined with the correct cultivation systems this raises the productivity of.....

How food businesses can increase margins and reduce risk

Quality vs quantity?

What matters more for food businesses, quality and safety or quantity? The long-standing consensus among food growers, packers and processors is that quality is crucial. Delivering a high-quality product – uniform in size, shape and colour and free from contamination, foreign materials and damaged items......

Fresh avocado market growth faces number of challenges

Recent reports show that big markets such as China and Western Europe are rapidly developing a taste for avocados. In 2017, China increased its avocado imports by more than 1,000 times and it is projected to continue to grow.Europe has increased its consumption by 150% in the last decade which is still 3 times.....

For independent watermelon harvesting

Virginia Tech team creates robot melon harvester

A group of Virginia Tech students are taking home $30,000 and first prize in the Ag-Bot Challenge for a competition on high-tech watermelon harvesting. The Virginia Tech team has found a way to make sure that watermelons will reach consumers in their optimal condition by taking traditional farming equipment.....

Treasure Valley onion growers see the future in new grading technology

Onion growers in the Treasure Valley, which incorporates southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon, are looking to technology to help them overcome current challenges in the industry. Labor and transportation costs, among other things, are contributing to a tightening of profit margins.Recently it was announced.....