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Ackio’s new cherry line gives customers control over quality
Ackio—an automated fruit packer of blueberries, cherries, cranberries and cherry tomatoes—now offers a new cherry grader, which allows cherries to be selected by any number and combination of criteria, giving customers greater choice and precision in their final product requirements.The new technology uses.....
Jim Hoogzand: "We are investing in labour savings and quality improvement"
Hoza invests in optical onion sorting machine ERC/OTA
It has been quiet in the area of optical sorting technology in the Netherlands for the general public, but this silence was broken this morning. Onion breeder Hoza from Oudenhoorn confirmed its investment in an ERC/OTA onion sorting machine by contract. It was a well considered decision for Jim Hoogzand: "We.....
Nedato using Tomra potato sorting technology
For over 50 years, the Nedato cooperative of 500 farmers has been producing potatoes for customers across the world. Nedato evolved against the changing backdrop of the potato industry into a sustainable, customer-focused, and cooperative potato organization worldwide.Today, Nedato is a large sales and.....
New kiwifruit sprayer for NZ orchards
A partnership between Te Puke spray business Splash Direct and Australian equipment company Croplands, has seen the development of a new kiwifruit sprayer specifically for New Zealand orchards.All key components of the Cropliner sprayer are to be assembled and serviced from the Splash Direct premises in the.....
Darrell Smithson, VP Global Services, COMPAC
USA: New head of global services for post-harvest industry
Compac, a leader in post-harvest integrated solutions and services to the global fresh produce industry, today announced it has appointed Darrell Smithson to the role of VP Global Services, effective immediately. Smithson was most recently Vice President, Managed Services, with Schneider Electric, a global.....
Angelo Benedetti, president of Unitec:
"Technology enables sorting of fruit in more reliable way"
"Quality means making it possible for consumers to choose fruit depending on its ripeness, sweetness, crispness, shape and appearance. It is not possible to display everything in stores while at the same time separating ready to eat items from what needs to ripen for another couple of days. Technology.....
Cereals 2016 UK, June 15th &16th
Tong Engineering presents latest potato handling equipment
Tong Engineering, a vegetable handling equipment manufacturer, will be exhibiting at the UK's largest arable event, Cereals, to present its latest equipment range for 2016.Exhibiting at this year’s event - held on June 15th & 16th - Tong will have the latest model of its Storemaker hopper cleaner machine.....
JDC and Elisam/Ellips
Global partnership for the electronic sorting of onions
JDC (USA, Inc.) has been supplying ‘total integrated solutions’ for large-scale onion growing and packing businesses in the United States since 2014. Its grading lines are based on a unique camera sorting system that measures the external and internal quality of the onions. Sorting can be done by weight,.....
Naïo Technologies: agricultural robots now available worldwide
Following their successful fundraising campaign last December, which generated 3 million Euro, French agribot start-up Naïo Technologies is now ready for international expansion. The growing sales team enables the robotics company to reach across French borders into other European countries and they also.....
AU: Robots to boost fruit output figures
Farmers may soon be able to achieve maximum fruit outputs, with the help of two Australian-made robots which identify issues for growers such as lack of pollinationThe robots were part of a recently released study conducted by the University of Sydney’s Australian Centre for Field Robotics and commissioned.....
How Chloe and Lola reduce wage costs at Golden Acre Farms
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is concerned with the Ontario government's decision to raise the minimum wage from $10.25 to $11.00 per hour. Although this increase can look like a positive change, it makes it very difficult for some Ontario farms to earn it back. The marketplace only supports.....
Ishida helps UK salad producer maintain its Zenith
The combination of Ishida’s advanced weighing technology and project management skills have played a significant part in the recent growth of specialist UK salad producer Zenith Nurseries,based near Evesham in Worcestershire.Four Ishida weighers are handling around ten baby leaf products, including rocket,.....
L.A. ports' supremacy challenged
The Port of Los Angeles experienced its busiest first quarter ever this year, and the biggest since 2007 for the neighboring Port of Long Beach. In comparison with the same period last year, imports at the two ports increased 10%, as measured by loaded container units. However, investments in ports in other.....
US (CA): New agrobot in action on strawberry test crop
The incredible footage below shows an Agrobot strawberry harvester taking the back-breaking work out of labour intensive strawberry picking, as it gently scoops the strawberries from the ground and brings them to a comfortable sorting level.