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Innovations that will shape the future of the food industry
“Traditionally static consumption patterns have undergone a transformation and we believe there are now three prevalent consumer mind-sets for food buying: sustainability, convenience and health” explained Rabobank analyst Jelle Groot. “Understanding these mind-sets and using appropriate innovations could.....
Flowrap machine doubles packing rate
RedPack Packaging Machinery had the new P325E-FI flowpack machine on display at this year's Fruit Logistica in Berlin. Redpack's Marketing Manager explained that the machine was developed due to a gap in the market. "Before the installation of the Redpack flow wrappers, apple packers were using 'Polybags'.....
Italy: Raytec Vision installs over 50 sorters
Raytec Vision has already installed over 50 sorting machines in Northern Europe and North America. An important order was recently commissioned by H. und H. Raidl in Vienna.A Raynbow sorter is used for washed, selected and packaged carrots. Raidl replaced the traditional manual sorting table with Raynbow.....
Italy: UNITEC grows and opens new packaging division
Continue growing despite the crisis - this is what UNITEC did. An Italian company with branches in six foreign countries with technologies dedicated to over 35 types of fruit and vegetables. In 2014, its turnover almost reached €70 million, a 38% growth with respect to the previous year (€50 million).As.....
Wash, de-stone and polish
Haith developed multi-wash system
In the ever demanding vegetable processing industry companies are always looking to increase margins by reducing the amount of waste while improving the quality of the product supplied to the end user."At Haith we are constantly working on new designs which will not only improve pack out and quality, but.....
Allgro chooses 2nd Tramper tray sealer
Towards the end of 2014, the Belgian company Allgro NV made the switch to a Tramper tray sealer, type S-335. Less than 4 weeks later a second line was ordered, which will soon be delivered by Tramper Technology.This packaging line consists of a Tramper tray denester and a Tramper tray sealing machine. To.....
Compac: Sorting solutions tailored to different markets
With the recent acquisition of Fomesa, in Spain, the New Zealand-based sorting solutions company Compac confirmed its interest in expanding in Europe. Global Head of Sales and Marketing Mike Riley states that, “This is historically a very important market for us, with customers looking more for us to design,.....
Sweeper: first market ready harvesting robot
12 February 2015 was the start of SWEEPER, an innovation driven international research programme for the development of the first generation market ready sweet pepper harvesting robot. The research is being supported by the Horizon 2020 programme of European Union. Wageningen University & Research Centre.....
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Greefa introduces 1 rail sorting machines
Greefa presented a new sorting machine for round fruit at the Fruit Logistica last week. It concerns a sorting machine for the smaller grower. "The MultiSort - as it is named - is compact and fast," says Wim Zeelenberg, export manager of the company. "It's also easy to control with a simple touch screen......
Machine can de-crown 230 strawberries per minute
The strawberry de-crowning machine Mod. 'DF12' is able to de-crown strawberries and cut them into two or four pieces. This innovative machine was developed to save labour costs and can de-crown up to 230 strawberries per minute. The machine handles each strawberry carefully to prevent mechanical damage.All.....
Italy: Spinach dries fast in Zephyr tunnels
"We are very pleased with the feedback we received - our Zephyr drying tunnel byF.lli Naddeoimproved the appearance and shelf-life of produce. In addition, the machine is really versatile and manages to dry even the most delicate products without damage," explains Gianluca Boccagna, director of Ortomad (La.....
MultiScan Technologies units for cherry grading
King Fresh Produce, LLC, is looking forward to their second year in the California Cherry deal, marketing the Farmington Fresh, King Fresh, Hy-Flyer and Mary Ellen brands, with private label cherries, as well. Rene Millburn, Public Relations Director, tells us, “King Fresh has purchased two MultiScan.....
New automatic packing robot
Polish company Sorter will present for the first time an automatic packing robot which is an alternative solution to repetitive and expensive human labour in the packing of fruits, vegetables and processed products. The robot is equipped with a camera registering all products on the conveyor as.....
Dutch potato technology finds way to Belarus
APH Group Engineering recently delivered and installed a big scale line for grading, washing and packing of potatoes to one of her clients in the North-east region of Belarus. The biggest challenge was to get all desired machines fit in the compact building. Several innovative solutions were applied to be.....