The Evolution of the Washed Potato Industry

Posted by Nigel Flack on Oct 29, 2019 1:26:39 PM

When you think industry leading, high-tech innovation, the humble potato may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, the seeds of change have been sewn in the South Australian Potato Market and we are now witnessing the fruits of that harvest.

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Topics: Customer Story, Spectrim, Potatoes

Maximizing the fruits of your labor

Posted by Nigel Flack on Oct 29, 2019 8:49:57 AM

No matter where I travel, I am always amazed by the passion and pride that growers and distributors take in their work. Their goal is simple, to grow and distribute the best possible produce with which to delight their customers. 

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Topics: Customer Story, Inspectra2, Apples

Compac InVision Total View cherry sorting technology saves the day for Italian cooperative Apofruit

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Sep 7, 2019 12:59:35 PM

Italian cooperative Apofruit invested in a Compac InVision Total View cherry sorting platform in 2018 to enhance their ability to deliver consistent quality efficiently. The system was installed in time to save the 2019 cherry season, which got to a terrible start with heavy rains that compromised the quality of the crop. With the InVision Total View platform, Apofruit was able to recover good fruit even from the poor lots it received in the early weeks, resulting in a positive outcome for the cooperative, which closed the difficult season profitably and was able to support its farmer members.

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Topics: Press Releases, Customer Story, Cherries

How food producers are upping their game with digital data

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Nov 5, 2018 10:54:36 AM

I have just finished a 2-week trip visiting Compac and TOMRA customers in Chile and the United States. I always enjoy visiting customers – it’s a great opportunity to see our sorting technology in action and the positive impact it’s having on food producers. It’s also fascinating to see first-hand the changes between visits and the effects global food trends are having on these businesses.

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Topics: Customer Story, Data

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

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: Customer Story, Inspectra2, Apples

Technology sorting things out - H.H. Dobbins armed to become world leading packers again

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Nov 28, 2017 8:49:00 PM

Western New York based company H.H. Dobbins has been a trusted fruit handler, manager and marketer in the US since 1905. Over the years the company has grown to include short and long-term storage, and recently invested in a state-of-the-art apple packhouse facility.  

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Topics: Customer Story, Spectrim, Inspectra2, Apples

Sun Pacific upgrades packing operations to Spectrim grading platform

Posted by Compac on Oct 2, 2017 2:34:44 AM

MEDIA RELEASE – 2nd October 2017 - Owner of the popular Cuties brand and largest grower/shipper of navel oranges in the US adopts 64 lanes of Compac’s latest technology

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Topics: Press Releases, Customer Story, Citrus

Prima Frutta: Cherry packing solution

Posted by Timothy Marshall on May 29, 2017 11:00:22 PM

With the start of the cherry season in California, I thought I would share the Prima Frutta case study. Prima Frutta was Compac's first major cherry solution. The solution has been well received with now over 600 lanes globally.

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Topics: Customer Story, Cherries

New Zealand Prime Minister pushes “Go” on Spectrim to start the kiwifruit season

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Apr 27, 2017 4:03:48 AM

On the 23rd of March, Prime Minister Bill English officially opened EastPack’s new ‘super grader’ in Te Puke, New Zealand ahead of the start of this year’s kiwifruit harvest. The Washer Road site now has the largest automated kiwifruit grading and sorting line in the world, with 14 lanes and the ability to pack 100,000 trays per shift. This provides EastPack with capacity to pack more than 40 million trays of fruit across the business.

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Topics: Customer Story, Spectrim