Fruit Logisitica 2017 - What's happening at the Compac booth

Posted by Compac on Jan 24, 2017 8:18:12 PM

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you in Berlin this year at Fruit Logistica 2017.

You’ll find us in hall 5.1, Stand A-12.

We are proud to introduce some key members of our team who will be at there to meet on the stand. Among them are our CEO Mike Riley, CTO Ken Moynihan as well as Darrell Smithson, our VP of Global Service and Perry Sansom, the VP of Product and Marketing.

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Topics: Marketing, Tradeshow

Fruit for future generations – sustainability is great for business

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Jan 24, 2017 8:17:10 PM

Businesses across the globe are focusing on sustainable practices as a cornerstone for future growth. Building efficiency, minimizing waste and maximizing resources are time-tested business methodologies which are taking on new meaning as the state of our planet’s health becomes clearer.

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Topics: Customer Story, Sustainability

Make the most of exhibiting at a tradeshow (top 10)

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Jan 24, 2017 8:16:38 PM

When your company exhibits at a tradeshow it’s an investment both financially and of valuable resources. To ensure you get the most from this investment it pays to do your research and fully utilize the opportunity.

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Topics: Marketing, Tradeshow

New technology to improve your weighing accuracy

Posted by Gopinath Ravi on Jan 24, 2017 8:15:57 PM

One of the core functions of a packhouse is the accurate and precise weighing of produce for subsequent packing and distribution. Modern packhouses commonly utilize electronic sorting equipment to increase throughput and reduce costs. Within your packhouse, having an accurate, precise set of “weighing scales” is critical to ensure maximum yield through minimized giveaway, and to protect your brand by guaranteeing that every bag meets your customer's target weight requirements.

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Topics: sorting technology, Weighing

Simplicity vs Complexity is the wrong conversation

Posted by Andrew McQueen on Dec 21, 2016 4:30:42 PM

I’ve never been a fan of being told that our software needs to be more ‘simple’. This hasn't been the main goal – we’ve always focused on providing the maximum functionality and then, on working out how to make that both usable and flexible. Einstein has been attributed as saying “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” I’ve always read that as ‘maximize simplicity without compromising performance; make it do what you want and then make it simple’. I think of this in three logical steps: making the system fully functional, ensuring it is completely usable, and then maximizing flexibility.

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Topics: Spectrim, defect sorting, software

Removing labor in the packhouse to reduce cost-per-pack and increase profit

Posted by Andrew McQueen on Dec 21, 2016 4:30:23 PM

We all know that skilled labor is becoming more difficult to find and increasingly expensive to keep. This is a particular concern in America where a labor shortage means that packhouses are competing for staff by accommodating, transporting and feeding workers, and yet there’s still no guarantee they’ll show up for work. Labor is one of a packhouse’s largest overheads and leveraging technology can reduce this number and make the packhouse more efficient. Automating tasks with machinery allows you to be more flexible and accurate, positively affecting the bottom line. 

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Topics: Spectrim, defect sorting, software

Titan Farms: The recognized benchmark for quality in the peach industry

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Dec 20, 2016 11:31:17 AM


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Topics: Customer Story, Spectrim, Gentle Handling, Data, Sizer, Integration

Compac launches Spectrim™ retrofits for competitor packing lines

Posted by Compac on Dec 7, 2016 12:46:21 PM

PRESS RELEASE – December 7, 2016 Compac is set to retrofit Spectrim™ optical fruit grading platform on competitor machinery following its world-wide product success.

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Topics: Spectrim, Press Release, Retrofit

Why a platform is the answer to future-proofing your packhouse

Posted by Andrew McQueen on Dec 6, 2016 12:35:11 PM

Our industry is currently experiencing a high rate of development and what is available now will soon be yesterday’s technology. Because technology is moving faster than ever, we designed Spectrim as a future-proof platform

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Topics: Spectrim, defect sorting

Zespri is in the big league

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Dec 6, 2016 12:34:21 PM

Zespri has taken our humble kiwifruit to new levels. Within 20 years they have grown to become a global fruit marketing powerhouse, competing in the leagues of established brands like Dole, Chiquita and Sunkist and is now, impressively, the number one fruit brand in Spain.

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Topics: Marketing