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Unitec Group opens a new branch: Unitec Asia Pacific

"We have travelled around the world, we have seen other lines. Then we went to Italy to see UNITEC lines and decided to buy at UNITEC. We are a big export company and look for the best. There have been several people who came to see the line and we suggested to them to buy UNITEC technologies due to the.....

“Double your output without quality compromise”

The AirJet® Blueberry grader is the latest development from GP Graders. According to the company it is one of the most technologically advanced blueberry sorting machine available in the market today. The AirJet® sorts blueberries according to size, color and softness/firmness. It also separates the.....

“Reducing gas use could result in significant advantage”

ENGIE has noticed that onion companies are becoming more enthusiastic about condensation drying. “More and more people indicate this technique is the future,” says Marcel Bennink of Engie Refrigeration. The wetness during last year’s autumn reinforces this even more.“No longer being dependent on the outside.....

Central system for managing multiple cells

Condensation drying is a much applied and widespread principle of air treatment, and has, among other uses, commercial applications such as the construction dryer and the condensation dryer at home. Although much is still unknown, more and more onion companies are now seeing the added value of this.....

Huub Kasius:

“Certainty and fewer losses are reasons to invest”

Predictability, guaranteed drying in a shorter period and fewer losses in difficult seasons. Agrovent is specialised in storage systems for agrarian products, and they have seen demand for their VaccTek technique for drying onions increase year after year.Onions can be dried in two different ways. Firstly, by.....

The world’s very first selective asparagus harvesting robot is on its way to its owner

Cerescon dispatches its first Sparter

The very first Sparter, the selective asparagus harvesting machine developed by Cerescon, is on its way to its owner. With it the Dutch high-tech startup rolled out the world’s very first selective asparagus harvesting robot to be sold. The machine is on its way to an asparagus company in France. The name of.....

REV Packaging Solutions introduces Eagle taping machine with integrated price-scale system

REV Packaging Solutions will present its new Eagle automatic taping machine with integrated price-scale system at Macfrut 2018. It was strongly requested by leading melon, mini-watermelon, pineapple, coconut, bananas and bunch vegetable producers, who saw its potential already in 2017.New Eagle automatic.....

Automation manufacturer introduces Sort-to-Grade™ for potato strips

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduces VERYX® digital sorters equipped with their patented Sort-to-Grade™ (STG) software for both wet and frozen potato strips. While VERYX targets all foreign material (FM) for removal, STG recognizes and categorizes every surface.....

China: Vending machines are transforming into smart storefronts

Imagine walking into a Shenzhen subway station to grab a bite. Expecting to be able to buy a can of soda or a bag of chips, your options suddenly prove to be far more exotic. Yes, all the basic snack items are available, but so are pastries, tofu, cooked noodles, prepared eggs, fresh vegetables and French.....

Robert van Aert:

“Vending machines have increased my strawberry and asparagus turnover”

The number of farm shops and stalls in the Netherlands has been growing for years, and this trend now appears to spread throughout Europe. Part of these points of sales are unmanned, or only cash payments are possible. This adds the risk of theft. Sander Sciarone has been involved with vending solutions for.....

HPP technology helps fruit and veg producers become more competitive

HPP technology, also known as cold pasteurization, allows you to preserve fresh foods without resorting to chemicals or treatments that change the product, keeping its properties intact.According to IDRO, this treatment reduces losses and extends the shelf life of fresh products, allowing them to stay in.....

Largest refrigerated storage unit in Dalian port goes into operation

The largest refrigerated storage unit in the Dalian port has a capacity of 120 thousand tons. This new refrigerated storage unit was recently officially put into operation. This new refrigerated storage unit has increased the refrigerated storage capacity in Dayaowan Refrigerated Distribution District to 400.....

First VPM-4 palletizer installed in Australia

The first VPM-4 palletizer, the latest addition to the Verbruggen range, has been delivered and installed at a customer in Australia to stack bags of fertilizer. A small footprint, limited capacity and low total costs of ownership are the compelling features of the VPM-4. This palletizer provides a perfect.....

So far, not very successfully

US robots trying to pick strawberries

Are robots advanced enough to pick a strawberry yet?"You kind of learn it's really hard to match what humans can do," says Bob Pitzer, an expert on robots and co-founder of a company called Harvest CROO Robotics.Any 4-year old can pick a strawberry, but machines, for all their artificial intelligence, can't.....

Kronen GmbH introduces a new drying system

Customized solutions for the benefit of our customers

The production of ready-to-eat, pre-packaged fresh products such as salads has grown rapidly in recent years. A recent trend is the production of packaged, fresh fruit salads. Customers are both private households (via the retail trade) and large customers such as canteens, hospitals and restaurants, but.....

UK: Ishida weighers played key role in growth of specialist salad producer

Advanced Ishida weighing technology has played a key role in the success and growth of specialist salad producer Bryans Salads, based in Tarleton, Lancashire.Nine Ishida multihead weighers, including three recently-installed from the company’s latest state-of-the-art RV range, are weighing a wide variety of.....