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Italy: Mechanical thinning to cut costs

Mechanical thinning (top and stone fruit) is a good solution for those looking for a good compromise between low costs and high-quality. Rinieri presented its new machine during the latest edition of Romagna in Campo.The top part of the mechanical thinner"This machine can be used for both top and stone fruit......

Elisam installs second optical onion grader in Australia

In May 2016 the first Elisam Optical Onion Grader was installed at LJM Produce in WA. The 2-Lane machine, which is able to detect both internal as external defects, has been running to the satisfaction of the owners of the ambitious company. “The machine has been performing from the moment it was installed”,.....

More precise sorting on softness for blueberries

A unique way of sorting blueberries with the BERRYWAY from MAF Industries.“The BERRYWAY optical sorting solution sorts on colour, external and internal defects, including softness, by using hyper-spectral cameras and LED solutions,” Jeremy Berros – Business Development Director at MAF Industries - says. “The.....

Personalised smoothies from vending machines

Two Carrefours in Belgium have a scoop. These shops have a vending machine that makes 100% natural smoothies. The machine was developed in close cooperation with Belgian start-up Alberts. The customer personally chooses the fruit and vegetables for their smoothie, and the machine makes the smoothie while the.....

Australia’s first offshore wind farm proposed off Gippsland

Victorian-based developer Offshore Energy is planning the development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm off the coast of Gippsland, in eastern Victoria. The company will present at a Victorian Government New Energy Technology Roundtable with key community and government stakeholders at Federation.....

Romagna in Campo - innovations from the world of mechanisation

PHOTO REPORTRomagna in Campo has the purpose of displaying the latest mechanical and technical innovations. The fourth edition was organised at theIstituto tecnico Agrario di Cesena on Wednesday 31st May 2017 by Consorzio Agrario Adriatico, Romagna Impianti, La Commerciale Agricola di Billi Giovanni, Valente Pali and.....

A plug and play solution for testing how to extend the freshness of fresh produce

PerfoTec introduces the Roadrunner at United Fresh

PerfoTec introduces the Roadrunner in the US at the United Fresh show in Chicago from June 13-15. A Plug and Play top seal packaging machine integrated with the PerfoTec Laser Perforation System. Developed by Proseal and PerfoTec for companies that want to test, in a quick and simple way, how the PerfoTec.....

Canadian potato growers using GPS for more efficient planting

As potato growers across P.E.I. plant this year's crop, many are using the latest GPS technology to guide them."I'd say probably 80 per cent of growers out there would have something like this," said Will MacNeill, owner of Atlantic Precision Agri-Services, in West Devon, P.E.I."The most common technology is.....

All designed and built in-house

Print on Demand labeling system considered industry standard in produce labeling

Hurst International is the originator of the patented “Print on Demand” (POD) Versaprint labeling system. The innovative system combines technology developed by Hurst to meet the needs of the fruit packaging industry. The Direct Thermal Printing technology allows packers to label up to 63 different graphics at.....

Launch of tabbed label for direct variable print applications

Following the commercial launch of Sinclair’s Print on Demand™ technology, the latest innovation in fruit labeling is further optimized with the introduction of the Sinclair® TruTab™. "It's the first and only tabbed label for direct thermal variable print applications," says Barry Lawson, Product Manager with.....

CleanLight

“Getting 90% of pesticides out of water through oxidation”

The design gbm emissions and purification has received a lot of attention in recent years. Regulations limit entrepreneurs more and more, and high emissions could limit the food range even more in future.That’s why CleanLight developed a water purification machine in 2014, and had it tested by a number of.....

Row-straddling, weeding robot headed to international market

Naïo has developed what they claim will be the world’s first row-straddling mechanical weeding robot to officially reach the international market, named Dino. The French company has already scheduled the delivery of Dino’s first four customers. These included the Chamber of Agriculture of the French Somme.....