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Tomra develops unique biometric technology for nut, raisin sorting
Sensor-based sorting systems pioneer TOMRA Sorting Solutions has made its latest technological breakthrough for nut and raisin processors available in its Nimbus free-fall machine. The company has introduced its unique biometric signature identification (BSI) technology, developed in-house by its own.....
"A freshly peeled pineapple within 20 seconds"
BM Boxmeer and engineering company TCPM began development of Piñabar, an automatic pineapple peeler, in October 2011. Pierre van de Braak, one of the inventors of the Piñabar, talked enthusiastically over the machine. "We developed the Piñabar with five engineers and also hold the patent. This revolutionary.....
Robotics suitable for greenhouses
In order to give a boost to innovation inGreenport, the European Union has put up 1.9 million Euros, towards the building ofsix innovation and demonstration centres (IDC's) situated inWestland, Lansingerland and Greenport Duin & Bollenstreek.The Techno Centre greenhouse is located at Demokwekerij.....
Kronen offers new salad and vegetable cutting machine
The newly developed KSM 100 cutting machine is perfectly suited for cutting vegetables, salads as well as harder fruits. It is easy to handle with its big cutting door with two infeed openings for every requirement.A variety of cutting tools and accessories are available; a newly designed scraper can be used.....
Koen de Bruyne: "We supply lines for potatoes and vegetables"
De Bruyne sees rise in processing lines through export
Koen De Bruyne from the company De Bruyne Food Processing Equipment, inherited the company from his parents on 1st January2013. "We have always been a family business. My wife andeldest sisterare also active in the business. In recent years we have seen a larger growth in export. In the field of processing.....
Marco’s YCM system improves packhouse productivity for major UK tomato grower
A 34 station Marco Yield Control System installed for Sussex based Eric Wall Nurseries Ltd is playing a crucial role at the company’s tomato production centre at Barnham near Chichester. Established in 1977, Eric Wall Ltd is still a family run business and, with almost 35 acres of glasshouse, this makes it.....
Developed by Tecnobox and SICE
Portable automatic box assembly machine
The Joint Venture formed by Tecnobox and SICE has developed the world's most portable box assembly machine.It is integrated in a trailer, which makes it possible to transport anywhere. The development was motivated by the need to rectify the current fruit, vegetable and cardboard storage problems, one of the.....
Cucumber seed remover satisfacturaly used at vegetable cutting company
VDE System already built a cutting machine for leek and celery for one of the largest vegetable cutting companies in Holland, and has now supplied a cucumber seed remover. The machine is fitted with two input belts and has a capacity of around forty cucumbers per minute."The old machine, which worked with a.....
Mango peeler processes 2,100 to 2,400 mangos per hour
Murre Techniek is introducing a new (semi)automatic mango peeling machine, which processes 2,100 to 2,400 mangos per hour. The photos show how finely and evenly the PL6M peels these fruits, despite the individual variations in size and shape. After this efficient peeling process, in which the peel loss is.....
Tolsma - Grisnich Group:
Modern storage for seed potatoes in Kenya
The recentLEI/WUR report 'The value chain for seed and ware potatoes in Kenya', stressed the importance of conditioned storage for the continuous availability of seed potatoes.On the Kisima farm in Nanyuki, Kenya, at a height of 2500m, storage for seed potatoes has been created with a capacity of 1000 tons......
Roel Vermeulen: "We expect a labour reduction of 20-30%"
Flevofruit tests new sorting machine for Conférence pears
Flevofruit from Biddinghuizen is currently testing a new sorting machine for Conférence pears. The brothers Roel and Wyno Vermeulen have chosen the French machine builder MAF Roda, who used a similar machine for sorting carrots - the machine is specifically designed for oblong products - but Flevofruit has.....
to preview on November 10th-11th in Hanover, Germany
Tomra Sorting Solutions to showcase at Agritechnica
Sensor-based sorting systems Tomra Sorting Solutions will showcase its whole fruit and vegetable capabilities at the world's leading international exhibition for agricultural machinery and equipment.The company will demonstrate its Field Potato Sorter (FPS) and display its Halo optical sorter at.....
FTNON nominated for Dutch Food Valley Award
Super centrifuge for all kinds of leafy vegetables
With their new super centrifuge for leafy vegetables, FTNON (Food Technology Noord Oost Nederland) are one of the three nominees for the Dutch Food Valley Award of 2013.New Super centrifugeThe development started with the University of Twente (NL). Since then, the R & D department of FTNON has developed.....
Marco improves productivity at Jouno tomato packhouse
A 30 station YCM Yield Control System installed by packhouse specialists Marco is bringing significant productivity improvements to Jouno’s tomato packhouse in North West France. Brittany based Tomate Jouno have been growing fresh produce since 1888 and their diverse range of pre-packed tomatoes has achieved.....