AVEVA Partners with TOMRA to Lead Digital Transformation of Fresh Produce Industry

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Oct 20, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Cambridge, 18 October 2018AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, today announced a new partnership with TOMRA to embed SCADA technology in sensor-based sorting and packhouse solutions for the fresh produce industry. This agreement unlocks greater operator performance, visibility and efficiency with TOMRA and Compac equipment.

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Topics: Smartline, food, Sorter, Software, Automation, Spectrim

COMPAC´S NEW SIZER SIMULATOR IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY OF PACKHOUSES BY USING VIRTUAL FRESH FRUIT

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Oct 4, 2018 4:15:08 PM
Auckland, New Zealand, October 4, 2018Compac has launched the Sizer Simulator, a unique simulation tool which enables fruit and vegetable packhouses to upskill operators and prepare for incoming fresh produce batches. Sizer Simulator also enables users to optimize packing efficiency by extracting maximum performance from existing equipment.
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Topics: Press Releases, Sizer

Discover the digital future at PMA Fresh Summit 2018 booth 759

Posted by Elliot Chisholm on Oct 4, 2018 8:55:50 AM

At PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando, 19 – 21 October, TOMRA and Compac will demonstrate how digital technologies are key to overcoming the ubiquitous food industry challenges of production and yield maximization.

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Topics: Tradeshow, Digital, Data, Automation, Integration

NEW INSPECTRA² RESULTS WITH T&G GLOBAL DEMONSTRATE LEAP FORWARD IN INTERNAL GRADING

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Sep 20, 2018 3:31:16 PM

Auckland, New Zealand, 20 September 2018 Following exceptional grading results during the 2018 apple season with T&G in New Zealand, Compac has begun volume shipping of their next generation internal grading system, Inspectra2, for installation globally.

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Topics: Apples, Customer Story, Inspectra2, Spectrim, Press Releases

Experience state-of-the-art Fruit Sensing Lab at TOMRA & Compac's Asia Fruit Logistica stand

Posted by Cynthia Han on Aug 29, 2018 8:57:36 AM

TOMRA Food and Compac, the global leaders in sensor-based sorting technology and packhouse solutions, invite you to experience a world-class sensor lab at Asia Fruit Logistica 2018, taking place from 5-7 September in Hong Kong, China.

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Topics: Inspectra2, Press Releases, Spectrim, Sorting Technology, Tradeshow, China

New Compac field research unit to study the fresh produce industry’s most challenging issues

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Aug 27, 2018 12:17:17 PM

Drakensburg, South Africa, August 27, 2018Compac, part of TOMRA Food, has launched a new Field Research Unit which can be deployed directly into the field to research the industry’s most challenging fresh produce issues. The new state-of-the-art laboratory, which is equipped with a broad range of sophisticated analytical sensor technologies from across TOMRA, is the first of its kind for the fresh produce industry. The Field Research Unit was launched at the 10th Citrus Research International Symposium in Drakensburg, South Africa (August 19-22) and begins customer-based testing next week.

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Topics: Service, Press Releases

Success in China: An interview with Kok Hwee Ng, Head of Global Marketing at Zespri

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Aug 8, 2018 8:55:47 AM

I'd like to introduce you to Zespri’s Head of Global Marketing, Kok Hwee Ng. She’s been driving success in the role since August 2017, coming from an impressive FMCG marketing career working for companies like Mondelez (formerly Kraft Foods) and Procter & Gamble.

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Topics: Marketing, Interview, Kiwifruit, Global trends

How simulation software can improve packhouse efficiency

Posted by Gopinath Ravi on Aug 8, 2018 8:20:45 AM

Simulators have been used in a variety of industries to help them prepare for every situation imaginable, or unimaginable for that matter. From surgical training in hospitals, to police and army academies - simulation tools are equipping professionals for everything and anything.

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Topics: Sorter, Sizer, Data

Breakthrough production results for Inspectra2 during first season - Improved accuracy and simpler operation

Posted by Andrew McQueen on Aug 8, 2018 8:18:03 AM

It’s been a very busy 18 months for our Inspection R&D team, announcing our next generation NIR platform Inspectra2, while also releasing four versions of Spectrim software and a big step forward for cherry grading with InVision Total View. Our controlled introduction of Inspectra2 for kiwifruit and apples in New Zealand has just finished, so I’d like to give an update on the very exciting results we’ve seen – Inspectra2 is definitely meeting our targets for leading performance and usability in production.

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Topics: Inspectra2, Apples, Customer Story

Introduction to Food Safety Plans

Posted by Dimitri Tavernarakis on May 29, 2018 12:08:07 PM

When processing food and beverages, or anything related to food production, a company’s hygiene strategy directly affects production quality and profitability. Poorly cleaned equipment or unsafe conditions for food processing can lead to an inferior or potentially harmful product.

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Topics: Food Trust, Hygiene