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Consistency and accuracy in the classification of fruit

Compac continues to grow in Peru

Between September 26 to the 28, the city of Lima, Peru, will become the international business platform of the food, beverages, machinery, equipment, supplies, packaging, services, and restaurant sectors, as well as the most important gastronomy center in Latin America thanks to the Expoalimentaria Fair. The event brings together more than 45,000 professional visitors from more than 650 companies that will exhibit their products and the latest technology.

One of the companies participating in the event is Compac Sorting Equipment, a leading company in fruit classification solutions in the world, which offers integrated post-harvest solutions and services for the fresh products industry. It will present technological developments to improve the consistency and accuracy of the classification of fruit.

Consistency and accuracy are key
Compac delivers its solutions to producers for a consistent and exact classification of their products. With these solutions, each agricultural actor can get the maximum benefit from the fruit, as these solutions classify the fruit by its external and internal quality characteristics (color, dimension, shape and weight, together with the internal quality).

This company, which is recognized internationally by the ISHS (International Society for Horticultural Innovation) thanks to its classification and fruit packaging products, (and which also won the NZ Hi-Tech awards 2017) will bring the Inspectra2 system to Expoalimentaria.

Inspectra2, a commitment to Peru
The Inspectra2 system is a safe, non-invasive, near infrared technology (NIR) developed by Compac to verify the internal properties of agricultural products.

According to Jacinto Trigo, the regional director of Compac Sorting Equipment for Latin America, this new technology projects a halogen light on the fruit that is being classified, and analyzes and quantifies the light that is reflected to classify the fruit according to its internal properties.

"The absorption index can be measured by comparing the projected light spectra with the one reflected and transmitted. Our advanced software for internal properties uses light absorption measurements to correlate these with the internal properties of the fruit, in such a way that they can be classified correctly. We understand that we can help the Peruvian industry to get more value out of its product by knowing the internal properties of their fruits, such as dry matter in avocado and Brix degrees in citrus," Trigo added.

This method doesn't mistreat the producer's fruit, as there is no need to perforate or have any physical contact that can cause any damage. In short, it tests fruit by fruit in a non-destructive way and at a high speed. One more advantage for the Peruvian manufacturer.

To learn more about the advances that this world-renowned company has made, visit us at Expoalimentaria in the F-15 stand, which is located in the Machineries area.


For more information:

Andrés Moncada 

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