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"Companies in Greece can't invest in new machines right now"
Matsalas designs, builds and sells machines for vegetables and fruit. For twenty years they've been working together with Greefa. Together they build complete product lines. The company in Greece was founded in 1982 by Christos Matsalas and is situated in the Veria area. Veria is one of the largest.....
Comercial Mecánica Tamegar launches new tray erecting machine
Comercial Mecánica Tamegar (TMG) launches the C6-H tray erecting machine for forming shelf-ready packaging and oversized trays.Model C6-H is the latest machine from Tamegar for forming oversized trays, such as half pallet and shelf-ready (SRP) trays, using Hotmelt glue. The machine offers all the latest.....
Marco de Koster, Tramper Technology:
"Complete tray sealing lines produced under own management"
Nearly two years ago, Tramper Technology opened their new facilities in Goes, the Netherlands, with a total surface area of 10.000m2. In these facilities, a team of more than fifty employees actively develop and manufacture complete tray sealing lines for the food processing industry. The entire process,.....
Léguromat to install Marco’s Yield Control Technology
Marco are proud to announce they have been awarded a significant contract to work with premier French herb producer Léguromat. For over twenty years, Brittany based Léguromat have grown an extensive range of fresh herbs, and have been at the forefront of all the innovative packaging developments the industry.....
Ishida helps sow the seeds for increased production
An Ishida multihead weigher at premium Irish vegetable grower Leo Dunne Ltd has played a central role in helping the company expand its operation into the supply of processed carrots.Leo Dunne has been providing fresh Irish products to the retail sector for generations. Recently the company evaluated the.....
Nocturnal robots count apples
An apple by night makes the count come out right. An algorithm for identifying apples on trees gets the most accurate count yet by shining a light on them at night, paving the way for future automated harvests.Determining how much fruit is on a tree or the ground is a challenge for computers as leaves and.....
Tipper unloads fresh produce bins and bags
The new Wyma Bin and Bag Tipper gently tips fresh produce stored in bags, bins or boxes too heavy for manual unloading. This new addition to Wyma’s product range was first designed to meet the specific need of a large potato chip processor who wanted a versatile tipper that would also minimise labour input.....
United Fresh 2015, June 8-10
Tomra advances to final of '2015 New Product Award'
United Fresh this week announced a record 45 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2015 New Product Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in five categories for the title of Best New Products at United Fresh 2015, June 8-10 in Chicago.TOMRA was.....
Are robots the future of grapevine pruning?
In 2012, Purdue University received $6 million in grant funding to develop robotic pruning for grapes and apples. Now, developers are putting the finishing touches on a robotic pruner that could be available by next year, according to Purdue Associate Professor of Horticulture Peter Hirst.While the project.....
Suitable for lettuce, kale and other row crops
US: Innovative weeding machine reduces labor pressure
“With their negative impact on yields, weeds are a big challenge, common to every form of agriculture,” says Bob Sutton with Sutton Ag. “There are many similar weeding machines on the market and after a number of years, we have found the right piece of equipment,” he said. Bob passionately talks about the.....
Lime grower’s zesty invention working for chefs
One Queensland lime farmer has created what he calls a world first ‘value add’ product that he hopes will ensure his farm makes a profit from limes for more than just three to four months per year. Daniel Tabone, of Suncoast Limes, has partnered with a U.S engineering firm to design and build a.....
Stone and clump divider with unique working principle
The new stone and clump divider by Tolsma-Grisnich has a unique working principle. Stones and clumps of earth are divided from the produce very accurately and with a high capacity. The unique principle of the machine is that it magnetises stones and clumps in the dry product stream (potatoes or onions)......
From ambient to 32⁰F in one hour
US: Mobile unit allows berries to cool at harvest site
“To improve sweetness of the berry, protect quality and extend shelf life, the temperature of a berry needs to be reduced as soon as possible after being picked,” says Gregory Smith with ColdPICK. “For each hour in delayed cooling (at 70°F), a day of shelf life is lost,” he added. “Often, berries are waiting.....
Israel: X-ray machine reports on nutritional information
How much fat in that avocado? Eshet Eilon’s new fruit sorters use ‘X-ray powers’ to analyze the inside of produce.To survive in business today, industry expert Menashe Tamir says, fruit exporters have to know their product inside out. And if their business relates to avocados, apples, or dates, a new.....