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HCCR gets Top Performer Award
The Hamburger Container- und Chassis-Reparatur-Gesellschaft (HCCR) got the “Top Performer Award” from Carrier. Carrier is one of the leading manufacturers of air conditioning and refrigerator units in the world. By winning the award HCCR has beaten more than 100 other service centres in Europe alone.©.....
A&B Packing Equipment received Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award
A&B Packing Equipment Inc. received the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award at the eleventh annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business in downtown Lansing.A&B Packing Equipment’s Evolution packing machine disrupted the retail packing market for small, round fruits and vegetables. It’s faster, gentler.....
Aweta presents its new technologies for kiwi quality selection
Aweta has launched new sorter machines studied specifically to assess the internal and external quality of kiwis. Internal defect detectionThe Inscan technology is based on IR radiations and was originally created to analyse apples, avocados and mangos. Nowadays, though, the sensors have been improved.....
Coolroom technology a boon for exporters
The latest in coolroom technology is able to save growers and retailers as much as $3000, per cool room, per year, according to information from Keith Maggs, of Environmental Technologies Australia. Even more important than cost savings, however, there are now ways to reduce the risk of contamination by.....
Domex Superfresh Growers® showcases modern cherry packing lines
Domex Superfresh Growers®, a global leader in the growing and shipping of fresh apples, pears, cherries and apricots, is proud to showcase their new cherry packing capabilities in a new video.Over the past year Domex Superfresh Growers has been working to implement two new state-of-the-art cherry packing.....
Canada's crop analyzing machinery
Ag Business & Crop offers user friendly soil testing machines along with Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) which assist growers by analyzing crops to gain more information useful to growing conditions. The company began after owner, Felix Weber, had the idea to use UASs for his crops and could not find a.....
Robot replaces ten asparagus pickers
Yesterday the Brabant asparagus grower Ad Vermeer demonstrated a robot which harvests asparagus fully automatically.The asparagus robot during a testMeasuringThe Enschede technology company Demcon developed the robot in the Twent TechForFuture project together with Saxion college. The basis for the concept.....
Kingdom Fresh Farms continues to invest in new equipment
In an effort to improve efficiencies to meet increased volumes, Kingdom Fresh Farms has recently installed new tomato sorting equipment. The new machinery will provide not only labor and financial savings, but also increase output. The new equipment will be used for handling beefsteak and roma tomatoes and.....
Fresh produce packaging evolving
Packaging of fresh fruit and vegetables is an ever-evolving area for the industry, and Techno-Pak is a company delivering the latest innovative solutions for small, medium and large businesses, from Parmalat to Nestle and Gloria Jeans. Savings on labour costs, reduction on food waste and more convenience –.....
Drone tech to reduce biosecurity costs in Aus
The agricultural drone industry in Australia is on a significant upward path, according to CEO of Falcon UAV, Phil Lyons, who began taking notice of the potential for the new technology at the end of 2013. The ‘AgEagle technology, which Falcon UAV specializes in, is able to save growers up to 20-25% of their.....
Steam peeler for fruit popular in emerging economies
The market for steam peelers is shifting in two areas. On the one hand, there’s the growing demand from emerging economies, on the other hand we see rising demand for new steam peeling applications in fresh produce. Eamonn Cullen, Market Unit Manager at TOMRA, explains these shifts and developments.TOMRA.....
Italy: new grading 8 lane Aweta Calistar for summer fruit season
Agricultural firm Il Frutteto, located in Cesena (Italy), is ready to start its second peaches/nectarines season making use of a new grading 8 lane Aweta Calistar for processing kiwi, nectarines, peaches and plums. The plant was designed by Aweta for maximum flexibility: it allows to work in.....
Miatech Postharvest Solution makes its way to Kriegler Farms South Africa
Kriegler Farms combines two table grape production units set in a premium grape production area in the southern Hex River Valley. The mountains yield abundant water and the rich alluvial soils provide the nutrients, which are vital for the production of crisp sweet grapes.CEO Johan Kriegler, the oldest son.....
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Bringing more attention back to supervising operators
In a busy pack house, when there are so many varying factors to keep control of, crucial elements such as ensuring the right product and correct volume continually gets to the line can occupy all the attention of the pack house manager. This can mean that supervising the operators is not always given the.....