In 2020, family grower A&G van den Bosch worked closely with Crux Agribotics to deploy the complete robotic system, SortiPack®, for beef tomatoes. A&G van den Bosch has deployed a SortiPack® Robotic system from Crux Agribotics with seven robots handling up to 20.000 beef tomatoes and 14 sorting classes simultaneously per hour. The system handles the product much more gentle, reducing damages and extending shelf life.
In addition, the system is based on machine learning ensuring that it pro-actively provides suggestions to increase packing yields and to reduce waste.
SortiPack® grades, sorts and packs beef tomatoes must more accurately compared to traditional sorters, staffed with human labor, resulting in much lower give-away weight improving profits further.
Crux Agribotics has sold multiple SortiPack® systems worldwide for beef tomatoes, mini-cucumbers, English cucumbers, sweet pointed peppers, chicory and is working on other crop types in parallel such as avocados and mangoes amongst others.
Crux Agribotics is a daughter company of Dutch AgTech scale-up Kind Technologies, who invests heavily in innovative Robotics, Computer Vision, Data & AI across its businesses.