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Bas Ruygrok from JDC:

"Optical oniongrading is not the future, but an everyday reality"

JDC offers grading solutions for at many European onion producers and believe optical grading is a more efficient and accurate way to ensure quality in onions. The company programs in all the quality factors, in conjunction with the conditions; a brown spot on an onion, following a dry period, may indicate a.....

Agri-Tech companies to pitch tech at Agri-Tech East workshop

The Agri-Tech East workshop, which will be held in partnership with Smart-AKIS, will feature some of the latest offerings in precision technology, aerial imaging, drones and sensors from leading companies.‘Smarter, Not Harder: Open Innovation for Smart Farming’ will have quick-fire presentations delivered by:.....

Liberian farmers seek government aid to mechanize farming

Representatives of farmers from 12 of the 15 counties in Liberia are looking for the opportunity to upgrade their farming practices and bringing in more modern equipment to increase production and make the process more mechanized.They expressed the need for government to mechanize the agriculture sector which.....

Silicon Valley robot creates perfectly proportioned salads

Silicon Valley’s newest celebrity chef goes by just one name, Sally. This chef has just one specialty: salad. Still, Sally's creators claim the machine will make you the most perfectly proportioned salad you’ve ever eaten: through science.Sally is a green-and-brown robot, a brand-new creation from Chowbotics.....

Tomra celebrates 45th anniversary after record revenues

Since its founding on April 1, 1972, Tomra has progressed from being a pioneer in automated recycling technology to a company today offering sensor-based solutions which they believe are helping increase sustainability in the industry.Starting in a small shed in Asker, Norway, the brothers Petter and Tore.....

Raytec celebrates 1000 installations worldwide

On 29 March 2017 the company Raytec Vision celebrated 1000 installations worldwide; an event of great relevance for the company which, over the last two years, has been growing exponentially.Raytec achieved their goal and celebrated it in the Netherlands with its Dutch customer Van Dijck Groenteproducties, a.....

NZ onion grower processes 100tn per hour after upgrades

Leading New Zealand grower, Bostock New Zealand, is processing a whopping 100 tonnes of onions per hour after installing new automated handling equipment from Tong Engineering.Based in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, in what is claimed to be one of the cleanest and purest growing environments in the world, Bostock.....

Hungary looks to export ag machinery to the Philippines

Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Péter Szijjárto has shown his interest in aiding the Philippines in boosting their agricultural production and increasing the automation of the sector by exporting their ag machinery.“Hungary too is primarily an agricultural country and our export over gross.....

Heat and Control & ScandiNova team up to deliver PEF technology

Heat and Control Inc., and ScandiNova Systems AB, have announced a strategic partnership to deliver their next generation of Pulse Electric Field (PEF) technology to the food industry.The partnership will combine Heat and Control’s expertise in design of food production equipment systems and automation with.....

tna introduces performance 5.0, doubling packaging speeds

tna has launched performance 5.0, a new approach to high-speed production line performance ahead of this year’s Interpack in Düsseldorf, Germany.It incorporates a new vertical packaging system, high-speed multi-head scale and the world’s fastest case packer for flexible bags according to tna. tna state that.....

NZ onion grower processes 100tn per hour after upgrades

Leading New Zealand grower, Bostock New Zealand, is processing a whopping 100 tonnes of onions per hour after installing new automated handling equipment from Tong Engineering.Based in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand Bostock New Zealand has been exporting a wide variety of produce including onions, apples and kiwi.....

Promatec exhibitor at Empack (stand G317)

New lift system for vegetable processor W. Heemskerk

The transport systems from Promatec are applied in a number of food industries, including the fresh produce sector. This week, a lift system will be delivered to vegetable processor W. Heemskerk from Rijnsburg, the Netherlands, which will be installed in a new, high-care part of the factory. “The lift system.....