It is the peak season for apple production in Chile. In the production base of Crisanto, an apple packaging plant in Chile, a brand new Reemoon Fruscan S7 apple sorting equipment is running at full capacity.
Zhang, the manager for South America of Jiangxi Reemoon Technology Holdings Co., Ltd., and Andrés Montoya, the general manager of Crisanto were interviewed by FreshPlaza and introduced to us the technical features and usage of this set of equipment.
Andrés Montoya is the general manager of Crisanto. He first introduced how the company's acquaintance with Reemoon began and the background of choosing its sorting line. "Apple sales are a business with not so much profit. Especially since the outbreak of the pandemic, we have increasingly felt that the profit margins in the apple market are gradually shrinking. Therefore, we had to change our strategic decisions. Between passively waiting for the market to rebound or to carry out technological updates, we chose the latter.” Andrés said.
“So, we started looking for suppliers. In Chile, other fruit suppliers use Reemoon equipment, so we have heard a little about this Chinese producer. Through contact with Reemoon's local sales, we thought that this company had a good understanding of the South American market, and the price/performance ratio of the models were also very suitable for the low-profit packaging industry, which fits our needs. In addition, we learned that Reemoon had an office and spare parts warehouse in Chile, which largely solved our concerns about the after-sales link. Therefore, after various considerations, we chose Reemoon.”
According to Zhang, who is in charge of the South American market at Reemoon, at first, Andrés planned to order the basic model sorting machine with weight and color sorting functions. But after learning that Reemoon had made a breakthrough in apple defect sorting and had developed Fruscan S7, the artificial intelligence apple defect sorting system, Andrés ordered this brand new equipment with the idea of giving it a try.
"This equipment is equipped with the latest defect sorting system Fruscan S7, which adopts unique algorithmic and artificial intelligence technology and deep learning. The more the equipment is used, the smarter it is, and the defect sorting becomes more and more accurate," said Zhang.
This set of equipment was delivered in March 2023 and is currently in operation. Andrés is very satisfied with the sorting results. "It's hard for me to believe that this sorting machine can pick out defective apples so intelligently," Andrés said.
"At first, due to financial constraints, defective sorting was not our first choice. But after contacting the sales of Reemoon, we found that the cost performance of Reemoon equipment is very high, and the price is not as unacceptable as we imagined. I am very happy to purchase this equipment. Now I can hardly imagine how much manpower we would spend on picking if there was no defect sorting function."
Jiangxi Reemoon Technology Holdings Co., Ltd. is mainly engaged in R&D and the manufacturing of post-harvest intelligent equipment, and post-harvest processing services for fruits and vegetables. The company has also established a mechanical automation research institute, which is dedicated to the automation of the entire processing line to meet the needs of different customers.