PLANT & FOOD RESEARCH AND COMPAC COLLABORATION HONOURED AT KIWINET AWARDS

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Aug 12, 2019 2:23:02 PM

A collaboration between Plant & Food Research and Compac, part of TOMRA Food, has won the PwC Commercial Impact Award at the 2019 KiwiNet Awards for the development of world-leading fruit grading and sorting technologies – Compac’s Spectrim™ and Inspectra²™.

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Topics: Press Releases, Spectrim, Defect Sorting, Inspectra2, Kiwifruit

MAYOR OF MANIZALES, COLOMBIA, VISITS COMPAC DEVELOPMENT FACILITY IN FACT-FINDING MISSION ON ITS INDUSTRY-LEADING POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGIES

Posted by Marijke Bellemans on Jun 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Compac, the leading provider of post-harvest solutions and services to the fresh produce industry, welcomed to its development facility Mr José Octavio Cardona León, Mayor of Manizales, capital of the Caldas department in Colombia.

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Topics: Press Releases, Spectrim, Marketing, Sorting Technology, Inspectra2

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

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

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

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: Spectrim, Automation, Sorting Technology, Software, Citrus

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

What the PMA Fresh Summit says about the fresh produce industry

Posted by Matt Stillwell on Nov 28, 2017 1:35:41 AM

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit is the premier fresh produce trade show in North America. The scale of the event is enormous with last month’s event attracting almost 20,000 people and more than 1000 exhibitors. TOMRA and Compac were positioned side-by-side to show how sorting solutions can protect and enhance our customers’ brands. 

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Topics: Spectrim, Marketing, Sizer, Software, Tradeshow, Inspectra2

Spectrim software upgrade 2.1 available: Solving texture grading issues

Posted by Andrew McQueen on Oct 10, 2017 2:33:46 AM

Visiting packhouses in California last week, I heard a constant theme of appreciation for Compac’s forward thinking and proactive attitude of continuous innovation. Investment in R&D and a focus on delivering incremental value for our customers has been an important part of Compac’s history, and continues to be necessary to ensure Spectrim delivers on its promise to maximize packhouse value.

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Topics: Spectrim, Software

Spectrim solves difficult clear rot grading challenge

Posted by Andrew McQueen on Jun 29, 2017 6:01:45 AM

We have sold more lanes of Spectrim for citrus than any other category including the single largest Spectrim install to Fowler Packing. Clear rot detection has been a difficult challenge for a lot of these packers with the only reliable method being manual graders in a UV tent. We are now releasing an additional IR wavelength for citrus packhouses that will help overcome this age-old problem. By using Spectrim for clear rot you can reduce the dependence on UV rooms resulting in a lower cost-per-pack, increased throughput and most importantly, more consistent products.

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Topics: Spectrim, Citrus