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

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

Developing high-value products through closer customer partnerships

Posted by Timothy Marshall on Jun 29, 2017 6:00:46 AM

There is no question that the fresh produce industry is undergoing a period of phenomenal change. It is providing growth opportunities for packers who partner with suppliers, that consistently launch high-performance products which are aligned to their short and long-term goals.

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Topics: Product Management, Sorting Technology

A Time for change: Technology in the fresh produce industry

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Apr 27, 2017 4:02:18 AM

The fresh produce industry is facing challenges that only technology can help resolve. In an age where we’re all technology adopters, we barely bat an eyelid at the incredible technological achievements humans are making globally. But when we stop to take a look, we’re making huge advancements in all areas and the fresh produce industry is certainly no exception.

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Topics: Sorting Technology, Spectrim

Repackers are faced with changing customer demands

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Apr 3, 2017 6:20:36 AM

Fresh food contributes a healthy 30-60 percent of total grocery spending. It boosts foot traffic, drives strong brand equity and is a key differentiator for retailers competing in both physical and digital marketplaces.

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Topics: Repack, Sorting Technology

The 4 drivers of consolidated supply chains

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Apr 3, 2017 6:20:11 AM

Your business thrives on the fast turnaround of complex and rapidly changing orders for a huge variety of customers, produce types and packaging requirements.

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Topics: Sorting Technology, Automation

New technology to improve your weighing accuracy

Posted by Gopinath Ravi on Jan 25, 2017 5:15:57 AM

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