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New automatic sorting machine for pomegranates, grapes and cherry tomatoes

Lugo's WAVE system is a new technology for sorting and packaging fruit and vegetables. It is designed for fruits that require gentle handling throughout the sorting process, such as pomegranates, clusters of grapes and cherry tomatoes.A transport system protects the fruit against damage during the washing,.....

Drunk designer or genius idea?

Barsch GmbH & Co. KG will be showing its newly developed product supply system for loose and rolling products in Berlin. At the first glance this supply system looks unusual. The product supply belt is set up askew in two directions. The supply belt rises length wise and is tilted to the operating side......

Eqraft embraces Industry 4.0

Smart factories have machines to take over labor-intensive activities

In “smart factories” machines take over labor-intensive activities, communicate with each other, and can be controlled and monitored - anytime and anywhere. A preview of the latest solutions and projects from Eqraft for complete factory automation which they will be presenting at Fruit Logistica Berlin next.....

"Cherry grader is the most productive machine in the market"

Five years ago Tim Reid, of Reid Fruits, Tasmania invested in his first electronic cherry grader, a 10 lane AirJet® grader. When the time came to expand his business and upgrade machinery, Tim decided to install a new 6 lane AirJet® grader. With these two machines running side-by-side this season Tim has seen.....

Demonstrated at Fruit Logistica

Produce quality meter predicts harvest dates for fresh produce

Leonard Felix, President of Felix Instruments- Applied Food Science will be available for meetings and demonstrations of the F-750 Produce Quality Meter at Fruit Logistica in Berlin. In addition, he will be able to demonstrate the newest feature of the Produce Quality Meter, Fruit Maps: The FREE interactive.....

KRONEN introduces unique avocado processing line

The demand for avocados increases and thus the fresh processing of large quantities of the fruit becomes more and more important. KRONEN GmbH meets the requirements of the convenience and freshcut market and has now introduced the first avocado processing line in the world, which allows the peeling and coring.....

Italy: Orticoltura tecnica in campo event

PHOTO REPORTHyper-specialised and well-organised: these are the main characteristics ofOrticoltura tecnica in campo(24th-26th January 2018), an event organised by Idromeccanica Lucchini and Costruzioni meccaniche Ferrari.Click here for the photos!Lucchini brochures being handed outThe event began on 24th January and there.....

New QR cartridge minimises downtime for tray sealers

A new Quick Release (QR) Cartridge Tool to help companies minimise unplanned downtime will be launched by leading tray sealer manufacturer Proseal at this year’s Fruit Logistica. In addition, the company will showcase the latest models from its comprehensive tray sealer range that help fruit growers maximise.....

World first for the Netherlands at Fruitteelt fair

New: first fresh apple juicer

Last week, a world first was introduced at the Fruitteelt fair in Houten, the Netherlands. Up till now, the Dutch market didn’t have an automatic apple press. Thompe from Purmerend is the company that has developed two machines, and this is a world first. Originally, the company was a producer of plastic.....

Simple, affordable and effective

New device that prevents load in pallet trucks from falling

A protective device for moving pallets has just been launched onto the market; a practical and affordable solution that will allow operators to move pallets across a warehouse or wholesale market without them having the slightest chance of falling.The device relies on a manually operated mechanism that has the.....

Tong appoints new approved dealer for Scotland

Leading vegetable handling equipment manufacturer, Tong Engineering, is pleased to announce the appointment of ScanStone potato systems as the company’s new approved dealer for Scotland.As part of the company’s continued focus on providing the highest levels of customer service, sales and after-sales support,.....