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Key Technology introduces VERYX® digital sorters for green beans

Key Technology introduces the VERYX® family of digital sorters for green beans. These chute- and belt-fed sorters identify and remove extraneous vegetable matter (EVM), including stalks, calyx, stems and several other types of unwanted vegetable materials often found with harvested green beans, as well as.....

DT Dijkstra enters collaboration with Visar Sorting

"The sorting machine can sort every type of carrot"

DT Dijkstra has entered into a collaboration with Visar Sorting for the delivery of the Sortop optical sorting machinery. With this agreement, DT Dijkstra will be able to offer the newest completely automatic electronic sorter suitable for sorting carrots and potatoes, as well as their existing products. The.....

Italy: New plastic film winder

An important stage during asparagus cultivation is film winding. There are many winders on the market, but the Bagioni company has started testing the first electronically controlled multifunctional winder.Unlike existing systems, this innovation enables operators to modify and record machine movements from.....

Machine manufacturer PND

“New cutting machine easily de-cores and cuts top fruit”

Machine manufacturer PND has introduced a new cutting machine. The Mod. DRR is a cutting machine with the option of de-coring apples and pears before cutting them into slices or rings. The input is done by an operator placing the fruit in cups, after which the apples and pears automatically have their cores.....

Frozen food producer in Hungary boosts processing capacity with new steam peeler

Fevita Hungary is one of the country’s largest frozen food producer with 200 employees processing more than 32,000 tons of vegetables every year.Established in 1967, the company boasts a 22 percent market share domestically and has built a network of customers across 20 markets including Germany, Israel and.....

Zespri chooses EMS for ethylene control in kiwi shipments

Zespri, New Zealand has chosen Environmental Monitoring Systems (EMS), The Netherlands, as a supplier of ethylene analyzing equipment. Zespri headquarters in NZ is working closely with EMS to trial and optimize the ethylene analyzers, with the potential to use them throughout their supply chain.Background:In.....

Burg Machinefabriek introduces third generation flowpack in-feed machine

“Flowpacking comes down to one apple”

Flowpacking apples is on the rise globally, but is still in its infancy in the Netherlands. Burg Machinefabriek developed a flowpack line for top fruit a few years ago, which has been optimised even more with the new generation BFI 3.0. “The biggest challenge is that you must have a continual product flow, it.....

Erwin Bakker (Ellips): “Many good apples are thrown away”

“Customers are going to require internal quality sorting”

In the Netherlands, internal quality sorting for apples is still very limited, but it’s very much on the rise in other production countries. “The warmer the climate, the more internal quality problems the apples have. That means the necessity of it is much larger abroad. In Australia, five supermarket chains.....

Gramm Agropecuaria

“This new sorting technology will improve blueberry quality control”

“We invested in a special sorting technology, which has been in production since last week. This new sorting machine is able to sort in size, softness, defect and color automatically. We export to Europe, USA, Canada, Middle East and Far East. This investment will improve the quality control and we will be.....

Robert Glerum, Glerum Koel-en Klimaattechniek:

“Innovative ‘small’ cooling installation based on ammonia direct expansion”

In the world of fresh produce storage, cooling based on ammonia is a proven technique with very favourable energetic returns and good storage qualities for the product. “Until recently, the necessary investment in an ammonia pumping system was seen as an obstacle for smaller stored quantities of 100 to 500.....

Weigher specifically for small fruits

Among the various exhibitors that attended Fruit Attraction in Madrid, there was one that displayed a weigher for small fruits such as soft fruit. It is particularly ideal for blueberries."What really makes our weigher stand out is the fact that it can automatically change formats. It can weigh anything from.....

NL: Vanderlande receives order from Van Gelder for new automated solution

Vanderlande has received a significant order from Dutch fresh food supplier Van Gelder for the installation of a state-of-the-art automated solution at its new facilities in Ridderkerk, near Rotterdam.The 30,000m2 site – located at the Nieuw-Reijerwaard business park – will be used for the storage, sorting and.....

Online auction of processing machinery for cabbage, potatoes, mushrooms and lettuce

Do you want to purchase this machine and/or complete production line for your business in just five steps? Online auction house, Industrial Auctions, specialises in auctioning off machines used in the food services industry. In the upcoming weeks, bids can be placed on www.Industrial-Auctions.com on machines.....

New attachment from Grimme reduces damage during potato sorting

Poor handling of potatoes after harvest can lead to superficial damage of the skin and cause infections and rot, which is a major source of wastage. Because of this, Grimme has released a new transfer aid that minimises the risk of damaging potatoes during handling.The SoftFlow combs, which can be fitted to.....

BOI approves $152,000 for cashew project in the Philippines

The Board of Investments recently approved the application of R-Ley Trading, based in Roxas, Palawan in the Philippines, as an expanding export producer of roasted cashew nuts.R-Ley Trading, a small to medium enterprise (SME) participant, qualified under the Export Activities category of the 2017 Investment.....

Portugese potato trader increases productivity & quality with new food sorter

Last June, Oliveira Pinho & Filhos, a family business located in the municipality of Mira (Portugal) dedicated to the trade of bagged potatoes and onions, purchased a Sentinel II optical food sorter from TOMRA.This machine is equipped with the latest pulsed LED technology for sorting food at a higher speed.....

New weighing solution for watermelons

VIDEOWatermelons are not the easiest fruit to manage. Meccanica Malvasi clients know it well, as they asked the company for a piece of machinery that can weigh them quickly. At Fruit Attraction 2017 in Madrid, the company presented a weigher suitable not only for watermelons, but for all round-oval fruit."It's a.....

LBD expands with new packaging line and top sealer

Three years ago, LBP Rotterdam was one of the first businesses in the sector that had a packaging line for blueberries. The increasing demand in the market, has resulted in this logistical service provider from Maasdijk, recently acquiring a top seal machine. "This means our clients can seal their punnets with.....

New gravity technique leads to lower TCO and footprint

BluePrint Automation launches RGP gravity case packer

BluePrint Automation (BPA) jumps into the future with the launch of the new RGP gravity case packer. BPA calls it gravity reinvented. They mean the ‘compacter,’ an ingenious vibrating technique that ensures frozen products, such as potato products and vegetables, are set in a controlled manner. Because of.....

Dole adopt new technology to increase efficiency in agriculture

While many sectors of the business world are embracing digital transformation, much of the agricultural sector in many areas is still in the very early stages of using next-generation technology.Adoption of new technology may be crucial to increasing the food supply and efficiency in the agricultural sector......

Solar-powered lasers may be effective at protecting crops from birds

Birds decimate crops, costing farmers tens of millions of dollars each year, but a new technology may help change that.To stop that from happening, farmers have employed all kinds of gimmicks, from traditional scarecrows to nets.If you're ever driving through bucolic pastures and hear a boom suggestive of.....

New machines for green asparagus harvesting

VIDEOMachines are essential to harvest green asparagus and Bagioni has recently expanded its electric-drive machine range.Watch the video!!!"The new range includes 7 different models with different power levels and speeds and equipped with new electronic technologies that reduce consumption and extend battery life......

Presa, Sofie Vandereycken:

“Lasering text on fresh produce becoming more popular in Belgium”

During the Empack 2017 in Mechelen, Belgium, the company Presa presented various packing and coding machines that can be applied in the fresh produce sector. One machine gaining popularity that’s used by a company in Overijse is the Solaris laser machine for potatoes, fruit and vegetables. Using a CO2 laser,.....

ISS GUT! from 5 to 7 November in Leipzig

Bizerba presents new products for cutting, weighing and labelling

Bizerba will show their innovations at ISS GUT! (hall 2, booth J07). The producer will also present new labeling and weighing technology products. Since 1 August 2017, Bizerba's products of the best Swiss quality have been available. Only Bizerba sells the vegetable cutter fabricated by Brunner-Anliker in.....

Giro Pack unveils new Box Filler and Dynamic Weigher

Giro Pack have announced new a box filling machine and high-speed dynamic weigher which the company hopes will further streamline and automate packinghouse bagging operations.From left to right, EXACT-100 and the GBF-100The company claims the Exact-100 offers more bags per minute, increased accuracy, and the.....