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Partnership BudelPack and Automated Packaging Systems
Packing machine for stand-up pouches introduced
During a road show in the Netherlands, organized by Budelpack On Site, a new mobile packing line for stand-up pouches will be introduced, developed by Automated Packaging Systems (APS). During the show, the companies will present a distinctive product packaging combination: fresh hand fruit and snack.....
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Universal cutting machine for fruit and veg
A lot of SS8 Universal cutting machines for cutting fruit and vegetables have already been sold and installed in the Netherlands and Belgium. This cutting machine has several benefits to cutting kitchens. The cutting machine is a compact machine, with a capacity of up to 70 pieces of fruit/vegetables per.....
Canada: Automated mushroom harvester can change the industry
The Robotics and Automation team at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) in Ontario, has been working on developing a robot that has the potential to significantly change Canada's fresh mushroom industry. Commercial mushroom production is labour-intensive. Not only does a mushroom crop require.....
Worldʼs first fully automated parsnip trimming line in UK
Chatteris based root vegetable specialist Alan Bartlett and Sons have welcomed to their site the worldʼs first fully automated parsnip trimming line. Developed in partnership with Dutch engineering firm, Feltracon, the machinery offers a series of benefits – notably, increased output capacity and an.....
Unique bag pusher and bag positioner
New machine designed for entire packing line
Customised solutions and simplicity are vital issues for Manter in the supply and set-up of its packaging lines. Two examples in this respect are the unique Pusher and Positioner. The Pusher ensures the correct reading of labels, while the Positioner conveniently places bags of all sizes on a belt in the.....
PotatoEurope, September 2-3, 2015:
Tomra takes potato sorting to Belgium
Farmers, growers and producers looking to enhance their sorting process efficiency should head to PotatoEurope next month, where Tomra Sorting Food will be demonstrating its Field Potato Sorter.This unique open-air event is being held September 2-3, 2015, on Rue de Mourcourt 2 near Kain, Belgium with the.....
Floreto: De-coring 70 heads of broccoli, cauliflower per minute
The Floreto was designed to deliver increased performance, durability, and uniform florets. The machine is fitted with a continual running intake belt, combined with a new motional knife construction, to deliver higher capacity, more precision, and an increased lifespan of the knives. The unit is now also.....
Robotic arm making light work for packers
A new robotic ‘arm’, which works safely alongside humans, is working its way into the food processing industry. The Australian distributor, Auto Control Systems is working with a company packing strawberry punnets into larger boxes at a strawberry farm. Its use could extend to the Western Australian and.....
French fry cutter manufacturer aims at N.American market
A U.K. company that manufactures machines that help restaurants make fresh-cut french fries is launching into the North American market with a small plant in Charlottetown.Hopkins has been operating as a restaurant-equipment manufacturer in the U.K., with a headquarters in Leeds employing 75 people, for more.....
US: WSU to test apple-picking robot
Engineers and scientists at Washington State University Tri-Cities and the WSU Center for Precision and Automatic Agricultural Systems (CPAAS) are creating a practically adoptable robot that will pick apples as efficiently as humans.The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a research team from WSU a.....
Citrus Expo in North Ft. Meyers, FL
Felix Instruments to present new brix measuring tool
Felix Instruments—Applied Food Science will be attending the Citrus Expo in North Ft. Meyers, Florida over August 19 and 20, 2015. Michael Larman, Felix Instruments General Manager, will be available to demonstrate the full Felix Instruments product line including the F-750 Produce Quality Meter. The F-750.....
NL: Weighing machine for making packages
This line is weighing every single product and makes packages of asparagus on an adjustable weight. The maximum capacity of the line is 28.800 pc/hour. The frame is made of SS304. The line comprises of a supply conveyor belt and the packaging machine.Each individual cup is weighed by a load cell. The control.....
Blood Orange grading tech to boost exports
The development of new blood orange grading technology is about appealing to the health conscious consumer, according to the grower involved. “We’re interested in supplying the correct information to people buying blood oranges for the health benefits they contain,” said Vito Mancini, of Riverina based.....
Aydin province aim to reduce costs with harvesting machine
Turkey: Use of harvesting machine for tomatoes
In Aydin’s Soke district some growers are using technology in the agricultural sector to harvest their tomatoes with the use of a machine. Soke's Chamber of Agriculture President Kemal Kocabas states that this year is the first time the tomato harvest has been done with the use of a harvesting.....