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Picking strawberries using Norwegian robot

According to the official newsletter of the Buskerud province, the gripper of this robotic arm isn’t just quicker, it’s also more careful than other pickers. Thanks to an advanced 3D-camera, the gripper can easily locate each strawberry. Right now, the robot is capable of picking more than 90 per cent of all.....

Fruit crate fillers

Munckhof Machinefabriek changes hands after 134 years

The Dutch family business, Munckhof Machinefabriek, is changing hands. After 134 years, this compan, based in Horst, will have new owners for the first time. Munckhof is a European market leader. They develop and build machines used in the cultivation of fruit. The business was taken over by Henri Michiels and.....

And are fun to watch in the process

These machines peel fruit easily

Anyone who has ever made a fruit salad or has shelled beans for a crowd will know just how time-consuming all of the peeling, cutting and shelling can be. But now these cool Pelamatic peeling machines make it a breeze to peel fruit, crack nuts and more. Pelamatic sells industry-grade machines as well as.....

New blueberry grader introduced

GP Graders' team have invested directly with Chile and are expanding globally across all fields internationally.Their latest innovative design, the Airjet® Blueberry Grader is technologically advanced and has a higher production capacity for sorting blueberries in the market today.GP Graders’ is launching a.....

20 years of reliable collaboration with Eqraft

Ferme La Motte: New onion sorting and packaging line

Ferme de la Motte (La Motte farm) is a family business that was founded in 1967. It is one of France’s biggest suppliers of fresh onions, garlic, shallots and potatoes to large supermarkets. To stay ahead of the competition, the company has been working with Eqraft for more than 20 years.In the heart of Beauce.....

27 - 28 September 2018

Kronen Customer Day - Anniversary event

KRONEN is organising a special anniversary event where it invites the Fresh-cut sector to its plant in Kehl am Rhein.KRONEN was founded in 1978 and so it will celebrate its 40th company anniversary in 2018. For the last ten years the machine building company has been organizing an in-house trade show with.....

Fruit and vegetable processing machinery needed for healthier products

The US fruit and vegetable machinery market was worth some $0.5 billion in 2016; IHS Markit forecasts it to grow with 2.5% CAGR from 2016 to 2021. Due to consumer perceptions about nutrition and increased attention to healthy eating, more Americans are favouring fresh and organic foods, dampening industry.....

Swiss develop smart farm equipment to reduce use of chemicals

The agricultural industry is heavily involved in researching and developing artificial intelligence. Companies are experimenting with high-tech tools that can help farmers save time and money, while at the same time reducing environment-harming chemicals. One of these companies is ecoRobotix of Switzerland. It.....

With help from Virginia Tech

Table grapes to get picked by robots in India

To ensure the quality of table grapes a US university and an Indian multinational corporation have joined forces to develop grape-picking robots. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.‘s farm equipment division is tapping into the US technology ecosystem by establishing a high-tech research and development facility at.....

Pulsed Electric Field technology in the potato industry

Pulsemaster Pulsed Electric Field PEF equipment has been developed to improve food quality and food safety, optimise process efficiency, reduce energy costs and stimulate the introduction of new products.At the end of the video, the result of the PEF treatment on the potatoes is certainly worth watching.This.....

Robots to save us from strawberry shortages

Strawberries are a delicate fruit. They need people who pick the small, bright red fruits out in the fields. But distributors are having a hard time finding people to do the job. Today, that’s where technology steps in. Two companies, Octinion and Dogtooth, are developing robots that can gather strawberries.....

Italian fruit and vegetable processor launches new grilled vegetable line

A new Grilled vegetable Line is to be supplied to the Asian market within a few weeks. The construction at Tecnoceam workshop is almost completed.The line is fully processing, from the input of a raw product up to the frozen packed product. The line includes a bubble washer with soft brushes, different cutters.....

Vermeulen Food Group going to 'pick other fruit'

Flevofruit to stop growing fruit - auctioning off sorting lines

Many people are familiar with Flevofruit, thanks to their well-known juices, Flevosap. Flevofruit and Flevosap are part of the Vermeulen Food Group. This Dutch group will no longer be cultivating their own fruit. They are going to exclusively focus on making juices. This means Flevofruit's extensive sorting.....

Ishida Europe and Itech AG

Packing line delivers high accuracy for fixed-weight vegetable packs

Leading Swiss vegetable producer Gastro Star AG is able to pack fresh convenience vegetables in fixed weight packs, sometimes with very low quantities, while minimising product giveaway, thanks to a new packing line solution devised by Ishida Europe and its distributor in Switzerland, Itech AG.The line is.....

Canada: Big data means big returns for farmers British Columbia

There’s a whole side of agriculture that’s new to farmers: innovative technology that cuts costs and boosts efficiency. “The fancier the tech, the more expensive the machinery,” says Sukhpaul Bal, a farmer and president of the BC Cherry Association.Right now there’s a positive vibe within agriculture. People.....