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

Hort Connections 2018 - Halving waste and doubling productivity in 11 seasons!

Posted by Matt Stillwell on May 28, 2018 4:07:06 PM

The challenges of a growing global population is well documented and by 2050 the world’s population will reach 9.1 billion, 34 percent higher than today. That’s a lot more people to feed, which is a challenge and a great opportunity for our industry. As the demand for food increases, especially healthy and fresh, it’s a great time to be working in the horticulture industry! The challenge above requires us to increase production by more than 30 percent in around 30 harvests and when you think about it that way, there is not a lot of time. It’s great to see Hort Connections this year is aiming even higher than that and it's inspiring to know that many believe it’s possible. We certainly do at Compac and TOMRA Food and we are constantly evolving our solutions to help growers, packers and food processors achieve greater efficiency.

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Topics: Tradeshow

Quality eating experience vital for repeat purchase of fresh produce

Posted by Andrew McQueen on May 28, 2018 4:06:26 PM

Last week my colleague Tim Marshall bit into a perfectly good looking apple and found the internal browning in the image above - he came straight to me as inspection systems product manager to complain about his negative eating experience. Tim, like most consumers, made his initial purchase based on the exterior appearance and feel of the apple. Having had a bad experience, he's unlikely to buy this brand again.

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Topics: Inspectra2, Marketing

La industria de la cereza busca tecnología para garantizar cerezas de calidad a los mercados de exportación

Posted by Jacinto Trigo on May 28, 2018 4:04:24 PM

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El mes pasado, nuestro equipo asistió a Global Cherry Summit en Chile para apoyar a la industria local y pasar tiempo con nuestros valorados clientes. No solo fue un placer para el equipo conocer a los adorables chilenos, ver el hermoso país y pasar el tiempo en un lugar tan maravilloso, sino que también aprendieron más sobre el mercado actual y sus desafíos.

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Topics: Cherries, Tradeshow

Cherry industry looking to technology to ensure quality cherries for export markets

Posted by Jacinto Trigo on May 28, 2018 4:02:58 PM

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Last month, our team attended Global Cherry Summit in Chile to support the local industry and spend time with our valued customers. Not only was it a pleasure for the team to meet with the lovely Chilean people, see the beautiful country and spend time in such a wonderful place, they learnt more about the current market and its challenges.

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Topics: Cherries, Tradeshow

Behind the scenes of the Compac Sorter

Posted by Timothy Marshall on Mar 28, 2018 8:44:38 PM

Since the 1980s, Compac has been on the forefront of fresh produce sorting and grading technology. Today, we have installed over 6,000 lanes worldwide and provide sorting solutions for many of the globe’s largest growers and packhouses.

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Topics: Sorter, Sorting Technology, Automation, Weighing, Integration, Gentle Handling

Automating citrus Puff and Crease detection

Posted by Chris Johnston on Mar 28, 2018 8:42:02 PM

Andrew McQueen's recent blog announcing the launch of Spectrim 2.1 briefly discussed our new Texture Grading Algorithm. And no matter what you call it - Texture, Puff and Crease, Creasing, Albedo or Kraakskil - the grading of creased fruit is important to orange packers.

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Topics: Citrus, Spectrim, Automation, Sorting Technology, Software

TOMRA CONTINUES EXPANSION IN GLOBAL FOOD SORTING SOLUTIONS SECTOR WITH ACQUISITION OF BBC TECHNOLOGIES

Posted by Compac on Feb 26, 2018 8:31:49 PM
  • Creates world’s most extensive fit-for-purpose small-fruit sorting and packaging portfolio
  • Leverages high growth in consumer demand for important superfood category
  • Incorporates innovative traceability platform www.freshtracker.com
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Topics: Press Releases, Blueberries