BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

Behind the scenes of the Compac Sorter

Behind the scenes of the Compac Sorter

By Timothy Marshall, Product Marketing Manager

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.

With over 30 years of experience developing and delivering sorting solutions, Compac holds a special position as the world’s leading sorting solution provider. But what exactly goes into creating a sorting system that enhances the brand of growers and packers, provides a good return on investment, and stands the test of time?

In the ‘Sorter-behind-the-scenes video’ (access through the link below) we answer that question as we look at the crucial elements for packhouses to consider when choosing their solution. The video also explains what happens at Compac and how our team continue to improve and future-proof sorting solutions for our customers.


What goes into developing industry-leading sorting and grading technology?
When choosing a sorter system the key considerations for packhouses are reliability, consistency, accuracy and speed. The ultimate goal of a sorter is to provide ROI Return on Investment, for both growers and packhouses, which means listening to customer feedback and consistently improving solution performance and customer experience.

Ensuring the fruit arrives at retailers in the highest quality possible is key to strengthening a brand and maximizing returns to growers. We have invested in developing sorting solutions that focus on gentle handling while maintaining throughput.

For example, the sorting lines used in the apple state of Washington have been designed wider and more accommodating for the fruit. The lines also incorporate brush bristles to gently decelerate and handle the produce in a gentle manner, avoiding any bruising. The lanes include propriety technology to prevent fruit on fruit impact that can occurs during the sorting and grading process.


Read the complete post, by CLICKING HERE. Includes:
- Traceability and Food Safety
- Improving packhouse productivity
- Modular lifestyle