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Italy: New sensors for graders and sorters
"Nature puts so much effortinto creating each single fruit, that we at Aweta must do the same!" Says Jean-Luc Delcassé Managing Director Aweta Group - "We focus on the external and internal selection of ourPOWER VISION 3D-HS and Inscan IQA sensors: these new technologies enable us to ensurea.....
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Italy: "Gino Robot optimised our citrus line"
They called it "Gino Robot" because it replaced the employee, named Gino, who had to empty the crates full of fruit and restack them. Now, at theOP Società agricola cooperativa agricoltori jonici C. A. I., it is a machine that does this job."It is the latest innovation we invested in to optimise.....
Proven technique with new twist
The Sormac Pulstar flotation washer for leafy vegetables receives positive feeback from many companies, according to the company. Now Sormac decided to give the existing machine a new twist. The renewed Pulstar distinguishes itself by its 20 % lower water capacity and this leads to a considerable daily.....
Pulsed UV to clean seed potatoes, fresh produce
Harnessing the power of Pulsed UV-light cleansing could help seed potato growers eliminate harmful pathogens and produce cleaner seed. New technology, being developed by Techneat Engineering and on show for the first time at LAMMA 2015, utilises well proven techniques implemented in sterile industrial and.....
Information Analyticsnow embedded in sorters
Key Technology announces the availability of Information Analytics, a powerful suite of software capabilities embedded within Key’s digital sorters. Enabling the collection, analysis, and sharing of data across the food processor’s enterprise, this intelligence is tailored to meet the specific needs of each.....
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Finland: Longobardi supplies new onion sorting machine
Recently the Italian manufacturer Longobardi supplied another optical Manriba sorting machine with camera systems for sorting the internal and external quality of onions. This machine was supplied to the Finnish companyÅlands Trädgardshall, located on the islandÅland, between Sweden and Finland.This.....
Tension between feasibility and safety
Safety and hygiene requirements are being tightened more and more, including for weighing and packaging machines. One machine builder might use experiences in other sectors for this. Others may have to reinvent the wheel. The reliability of the weighing machines also has to be better. How do machine builders.....
large octagonal boxes of 200 kg
Schouten supplies Octabin filler to Swedish retail
Early October, Schouten was able to deliver its first Octabin Filler to Sweden. In Sweden, potatoes in the supermarket are offered in octabins. Octabins are large octagonal boxes of 200 kg. In stores, an opening is made in the bottom of the octabin, through which the potatoes are sold individually.The.....
New filling system heralds change for fresh produce sector
BBC Technologies will this week be displaying the world’s fastest fresh produce filling machine at an influential United States fruit and vegetable conference and trade show.The New Zealand based fresh produce sorting solutions specialist is unveiling its brand new CURO-16 Filling System which has been.....
Australian farmers to earn more in 2015
The falling Australian dollar will significantly boost Australian farmers' income in 2015, an agricultural expert said on Friday.Agribusiness strategist David McKinna believes that competition is expected to be driven, in part, by the three new free trade agreements signed with South Korea, Japan and China,.....
Burg Machinefabriek hosts client/demo days
On Friday the 12th, and Saturday 13th of December, Burg Machinefabriek held its client/demo days in Kruiningen. Although the factory held an open day just two years ago, when the new building was opened, the company's 60th anniversary was reason enough to host another one.Everywhere in the building, machines.....
US onion export down but new initiatives underway
The current low onion prices are a reflection of major production areas such as Idaho, Oregon, and Washington having slightly increased acreage this year. With increased onion supplies throughout 2014, the quality of onions is still above average, while shrinkage has decreased. Idaho, Oregon and Washington.....
UK: Simple idea increases harvester output
Built in Holland and imported by Standen Engineering, the MT14 is designed to effectively turn a two-row harvester into a four-row harvester.The unit works by lifting potatoes out of the two outer rows (to the left and right of the tractor) and depositing them between the two centre rows (underneath the.....