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Robots are taking over

New Zealand & Tasmanian fruit growers facing labour shortages

Tasmania’s fruit picker shortage is a much bigger problem than simply the backpacker tax, with industry stakeholders calling for a state-wide solution before the autumn fruit season begins. According to Fruit Growers Tasmania business development manager, Phil Pyke, the picker shortage is a combination of a.....

Navarro Darder SL

Spanish onion packer buys weighing and packing machines

Annually, in the Southern Spanish city of Valencia, Navarro Darder SL packages about 25 000 tonnes of onions. In order to supply their clients in a better and quicker manner, this company has, in recent years, invested heavily in fast, reliable Manter weighing and packing machines. "We are currently working.....

Technology to assess internal quality makes sense only if the market appreciates it

"Demand for ways to assess the internal quality of fruit and vegetables has boomed over the past few years, although the technology is mostly applied to onions and apples. This is probably because, for these two products, internal quality really enables a distinction between first and second-choice produce......

Packaging Automation to demonstrate new motion tray sealer at Fruit Logistica

At Fruit Logistica this year, Packaging Automation (PA) will be exhibiting their latest patented technology in high speed tray sealing, designed for packing fruit and vegetables.On display will be the fully electric SL4 Motion tray sealer. Other products boasting the same technology as the SL4 include the.....

A machine for banding the entire product range

New and flexible banding machine presented

Automation company Machine Service A+P Service from Jork has launched a new banding machine, in cooperation with Swiss company ATS Tanner. The so-called US-2000 makes it possible to set both fixed and variable banderole lengths, so that the banding of different goods is possible without changing the machine......

More advanced blueberry sorting machinery and upcoming growth

The production and consumption of blueberries has multiplied in recent years due to the fruit's great health benefits, how convenient it is to consume and its unique flavour. In fact, the production volume is expected to quadruple within five years. For this reason, it is becoming increasingly necessary to.....

Existing cutting method are something new for beetroot

Baltussen Konservenfabriek may the oldest cannery in the Netherlands, but it is still going strong. Not only when it comes to innovative products, but also on a technical level. They have recently starting using a new cutting method for beetroot.Baltussen supplies a wide range of processed fruits and.....