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“Blanching fruits and vegetables is better for aesthetic, hygiene and convenience”

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-30 Mon 11:15
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Demand for processed fruits and vegetables has gone up in the last few months. Consumers have been stocking up on non-perishables in case of a lockdown or quarantine. Hospitality-closures and working from home have increased home-cooking  which increased the need for fresh-cut or prepared meals. “There are…

📺 Innovation for bell pepper grading

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-25 Wed 11:22
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Bell peppers can now be graded automatically and precisely thanks to Bulltec. Master Fruit from Licata (Agrigento) chose this technology for a number of reasons. "Master Fruit focuses on innovation and needed a customized line for the electronic grading of bell peppers. The system is made up of different…

📺 Solutions that optimize the fruit and vegetable packaging process

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-20 Fri 08:34
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The year 2020 has been a difficult one dominated by the pandemic. Even with increasing work volumes and fewer staff available, TopControl technology provided its hardware and software solutions to guarantee fresh products. A video of the machine while it is operating The most challenging aspect in these…

"It is not just asparagus producers who want to simplify and automate their packaging processes"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-12 Thu 13:15
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It is the asparagus season - in a way. Usually, the leading trade fair for asparagus and strawberry cultivation in Germany takes place in November. Due to the Corona situation, the trade fair duo expoSE/expoDirekt unfortunately had to be cancelled, but the sector is still looking for the latest solutions…

Weighing equipment can bring balance to produce processing bottom lines

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-10 Tue 15:11
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Weighing equipment can bring balance to produce processing bottom lines— produceprocessing.net/article/weighi…

If there’s one lesson that COVID-19 has taught us it’s that flexibility will be one of our greatest tools going forward. The pandemic has presented labor complications and created volatility in terms of consumer demand. 

As a result, processors have had to find ways to respond quickly, sometimes with minimal staff, all while maintaining high food safety standards and reducing waste. Those challenges have been enormous. Three companies explain how weighing equipment can bring balance to your bottom line.

Philippines: Exotic fruits preservation for longer travel

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-02 Mon 13:25
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For the longest time, exotic fruit grown in the Philippines could not be shipped even to its capital, Manila, because it quickly becomes overripe. For fruits like lanzones and marang there is now a solution which preserves these to reach faraway markets. Even as far away as the US. The new technology to…

Flexible packing systems which are equipped for the future while doing the job that needs to be done today

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-26 Mon 09:13
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Getting cutting edge, labour-saving technology for the packhouse and seeing them pay back in just 2-3 years for equipment which has a 15-year life span, sounds like a no-brainer! But it is not that easy to convince people that the investment is going to be worth it. James White, Marketing & Sales…

Tomatoes on the vine - the new frontier of automation

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-23 Fri 00:46
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Packaging tomatoes on the vine has always been an expensive and slow process in fact, in most cases, operators work in front of scales and weigh each punnet singularly until the exact weight is reached. As a consequence, the weight of packets can be uneven and there can be a high level of giveaway. Watch…

New solution for weighing and packaging TOVs

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-20 Tue 09:35
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Packaging tomatoes on the vine has always been an expensive and slow process in fact, in most cases, operators work in front of scales and weigh each punnet singularly until the exact weight is reached. As a consequence, the weight of packets can be uneven and there can be a high level of giveaway. Watch…

Automatic systems which can reduce labour and plastic

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-14 Wed 13:04
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Increasing automation while reducing plastic usage is a very valuable service and if you can do this while also increasing the use of recyclable materials then its a definite win-win all round. “We provide a fully automated pallet wrapping line where the client can palletise the fruit and wrap it with…

A new vegetable packing station makes it possible to think big

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-06 Tue 12:41
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A few months ago the new building of Finò, il finocchio italiano, was inaugurated. This company, specialized in the cultivation and marketing of fennel, is located in Savignano sul Rubicone (Forlì-Cesena), and represents an important step on the entrepreneurial path of Marco Babbi and Vittorio Caligari.…

Iconic MacroBin gets design makeover

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-06 Tue 11:09
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IPL Macro, Fairfield, Calif., is revamping the MacroBin 26 almost three decades after it was introduced to produce growers, with design enhancements to make it more durable.

The MacroBin 26 NG (Next Generation) will be available to growers this fall. It features reinforced columns allowing them to act as bumpers, absorbing the impact to reduce damage, according to a news release. A cross pattern design in the base also increases strength.

The design creates a “bruise buffer zone,” reducing the bulging of bin walls so produce doesn’t suffer side impact.

“We are very excited about the latest addition to our MacroBin family of products.” Todd Weitekamp, vice president of sales, said in the release. “At Macro we always strive to create products that help our customers as we continue to aim towards more sustainable supply chain solutions.”

The MacroBin 26 NG comes in fully-vented and solid-wall configurations. Drain holes have been added to the rim and more ventilation in the sides and base are designed for faster cooling, according to the release.

Finally, the updated version has smoother interiors and rounded corners to reduce damage to product and make sanitation easier

Vanmark presents clean-in-place system for potato processing equipment

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-02 Fri 08:52
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Industrial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer Vanmark has introduced a new option to its Peeler/Scrubber/Washers that automatically and effectively cleans the peeler bed and rolls in as little as 10 minutes — allowing for cleaning during production and dramatically reducing downtime…

Web seminar explores new RPC cleaning, sanitation process

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-29 Tue 17:07
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IFCO and Ecolab have created a validated regimen for cleaning and sanitizing reusable plastic containers to prevent cross contamination.

The process ensures validated limits are maintained, according to a news release from the United Fresh Produce Association. The association is hosting Ecolab and IFCO for a seminar on its United Fresh 365 Live! platform.

The free web seminar is at 2 p.m. Eastern Oct. 8 and registration is online.

“As produce moves through the fresh supply chain there is a potential of cross contamination if proper preventative controls are in not in place,” according to the United Fresh notice on the web seminar.

Compac UltraView new produce inspection module wins New Zealand tech award

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-26 Sat 23:25
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Compac’s UltraView produce inspection module has been recognized by the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards program as the 2020 winner of the Most Innovative Agritech Solution of the year.

UltraView was launched by Compac, which is part of the TOMRA Food family of companies, in late 2019.

UltraView maximizes the performance of Compac’s Spectrim, a powerful grading platform for fresh fruit and vegetables. UltraView’s advantage is its capability to reliably find defects in fresh produce that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to detect because of shape and/or location.

The UltraView module contains a set of high-resolution multi-spectral (color and infrared) cameras and LED lights which are located close to the fruit, parallel to its direction of travel. In this position, the UltraView cameras generate high-quality images for close inspection of the fruit’s stem bowl and tip regions.

 

Dynamic Systems Inc. releases SIMBA Lite for produce packers and shippers

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-22 Tue 10:06
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Dynamic Systems, Inc., a software developer specializing in Traceability and Inventory Systems for Fresh Food, has launched a new low cost version of their SIMBA system designed to give smaller produce growers, packers and shippers accessibility to those the features of higher level traceability and…

Crux Agribotics develops SortiPack for sweet pointed peppers

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-04 Fri 08:17
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Crux Agribotics expands its SortiPack product portfolio by developing a Grading, Sorting and Packing application for sweet pointed pepper. Sweet pointed peppers are becoming more popular. Mainly due to taste and health value, the consumption by consumers is increasing. Sweet pointed peppers are available…

Processing lines for the agricultural and food sectors

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-04 Fri 08:13
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'Thanks to our extensive experience, we manufacture equipment for the agricultural and food, retail, industrial and commercial sectors looking for weighing, dosing, packaging, storing solutions etc. Our markets of reference are mainly Europe, central and southern America and north Africa,' reports Santo…

Rapidly destemming cherry tomatoes

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-03 Thu 09:28
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Convenience fruit sales have risen considerably in recent years. Mixed fruit salads containing grapes are very popular in supermarkets all over the world. Small wonder, then, that the Destemmer is one of the Dutch company, ZTI's, international best-selling machines. It's well-know that it destems grapes…

Crux Agribotics develops SortiPack for sweet pointed peppers

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-03 Thu 09:26
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Crux Agribotics expands its SortiPack product portfolio by developing a Grading, Sorting and Packing application for sweet pointed pepper. Sweet pointed peppers are becoming more popular. Mainly due to taste and health value, the consumption by consumers is increasing. Sweet pointed peppers are available…

Multi-functional cutting machine satisfies Chinese market demand for sliced fruits and vegetables

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-02 Wed 11:15
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Consumers have been paying even more attention to food safety since the outbreak of Covid-19. At the same time, there is also a growing demand for sliced fruits and vegetables. The cutting up of fruits and vegetables is an important step in the processing of fruits and vegetables. This step is not just…

Newtec ups automated grading equipment for potatoes and carrots

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-02 Wed 11:15
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Around the world, countless potato and carrot producers have are choosing for optical sorting equipment for their packhouses. This enables them to ensure consistent quality output and provides the opportunity to optimise an entire crop’s value. One brand at the forefront of this technology is Newtec, an…

'Cameras and lasers complement each other in the optical sorting'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-02 Wed 11:13
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Optimum Sorting was founded in 2017. That makes this Dutch company the newest player on the market. “First and foremost, we want our company to build a technological lead,” says Steve. “First, with the new sorting platform, the Cloudsorter. Then with the introduction of a multispectral higher resolution…

'Accurate to less than a millimeter'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-01 Tue 09:13
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Martin Bourgondiën, as Commtrad machines’ owner, sells Select machinery to fruit and vegetable companies.  close-up of the 6-legged finger rotor on the Arcus The client Martin just visited has a new Select Arcus optical sorter. It replaced the 16-year-old Agroselector that was standing in the company’s peeling…

'More options for sorting potatoes'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-28 Fri 09:22
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Many optical sorting machines work by discarding subpar material or foreign matter from a batch of potatoes. But some sorters check products’ quality. “It’s a matter of good, bad, or repeel,” says Sjors Vullings of Marcelissen. “We've had a sorter on the market for almost a year. It can, however, do so…

'Space and budget constraints result in a need to be inventive with machine solutions'

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Submitted by Andrew Simard on 2020-Jul-20 Mon 09:27
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More and more companies are trying to diversify their product lines in order to be able to adapt to changes in the market. In an increasingly globalized and everchanging fruit and vegetable sector growers, packhouses and processors are looking for flexibility for their daily operations. ProEx Food LLC.…

Automated shuttle car optimizes packhouse flow

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Submitted by Andrew Simard on 2020-Jul-20 Mon 09:26
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Many packhouses are looking to reduce the amount of forklifts operating on the floor and for that reason Somerset West-based Gossamer Packaging Machinery have designed an automated shuttle car for the circulation of empty and full pallets or bins without the use of pallet jacks or forklifts. The shuttle…

British Columbia cherry packers invest in new grading lines and cold storage

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-09 Thu 10:57
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Back in 2002, Global Fruit was established to support BC cherry growers in marketing their cherries to markets around the world. Since then, the company as well as the growers and packers it represents, have grown exponentially. “This year, Global Fruit is proud to be working with six packing houses and…