BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Labels have to guarantee that there are no internal problems and that flavour is good

    Labels have to guarantee that there are no internal problems and that flavour is good

    On the one hand, labels are becoming increasingly important, but on the other, consumers are becoming more and more critical. Because of this, it’s becoming more important to fulfil the promises on the labels. One bad apple no longer contaminates an entire barrel, but a six-pack. “One of six is bad in that case, and consumers respond to that more intensely,” says Chris Komatas of Compac, part of TOMRA Sorting Food. The company renewed a technology to sort for internal quality. This technology can be summed up in three letters: NIR, but a complex process is hidden behind these… Read more

  • How food producers are upping their game with digital data

    How food producers are upping their game with digital data

    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. The biggest change I saw this time was how our customers are using data to improve their productivity. I was pleasantly surprised when Tim Sambado, owner of Prima Frutta, described his family run… Read more

  • Connect and Control with Smartline - the starting point for digitally transforming packhouses

    Connect and Control with Smartline - the starting point for digitally transforming packhouses

    As the Product Manager for Peripherals I am excited to introduce Smartline™. Smartline is the operational control backbone for your packing line built on AVEVA’s SCADA. Read more about the partnership here. For anyone not familiar with SCADA - it stands for ‘supervisory control and data acquisition’. These systems are prevalent in many modern industries including, energy, food and beverage, oil and gas, and manufacturing. They enable enhanced control and efficiency, present data for smarter decisions and communicate system issues to help mitigate downtime. Line control is not a new… Read more

  • AVEVA Partners with TOMRA to Lead Digital Transformation of Fresh Produce Industry

    AVEVA Partners with TOMRA to Lead Digital Transformation of Fresh Produce Industry

    AVEVA, 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. Today’s global marketplace puts tremendous pressure on those operating within the end-to-end food value chain to deliver greater performance, efficiency and safety. Technology investments in automation, control, and data-driven decision support can help overcome these… Read more

  • Compac´s new Sizer Simulator improves productivity of packhouses by using virtual fresh fruit

    Compac´s new Sizer Simulator improves productivity of packhouses by using virtual fresh fruit

    COMPAC has launched the Sizer Simulator, a unique simulation tool which enables fruit and vegetable packhouses to upskill operators and prepare for incoming fresh produce batches. Sizer Simulator also enables users to optimize packing efficiency by extracting maximum performance from existing equipment. This innovation means that Compac, part of TOMRA Food, is the first to offer packers a virtual environment for running produce. Sizer Simulator makes it possible to experiment offline with the advanced functions of Sizer, the software at the heart of the company’s industry-leading sorting… Read more

  • Discover the digital future at PMA Fresh Summit 2018 booth 759

    Discover the digital future at PMA Fresh Summit 2018 booth 759

    21 October, TOMRA and Compac will demonstrate how digital technologies are key to overcoming the ubiquitous food industry challenges of production and yield maximization. Join us at 11am on Friday for an announcement involving two industry leaders bringing new capability to drive more efficient production, maximise labor and create new opportunities throughout the food value chain. Digital transformation and the 21st century packhouse. The food industry is poised for a digital transformation, with TOMRA and Compac already established leaders. Broad sector exposure together with deep sensor… Read more

  • New Inspectra2 results with T&G global demonstrate leap forward in internal grading

    New Inspectra2 results with T&G global demonstrate leap forward in internal grading

    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. Inspectra2 has improved usability and greater performance to enable deployment as standard capability in packhouses to maximize yield and guarantee consumer eating experience, regardless of seasonal variability. Inspectra2 is available for all new sorters and as an upgrade for most existing sorting machines. T&G are one of New Zealand’s largest apple exporters growing and… Read more

  • Experience state-of-the-art Fruit Sensing Lab at TOMRA & Compac's Asia Fruit Logistica stand

    Experience state-of-the-art Fruit Sensing Lab at TOMRA & Compac's Asia Fruit Logistica stand

    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. Visitors to Asia Fruit Logistica 2018 can bring fruit samples to the TOMRA Food and Compac ‘Fruit Sensing Lab’ at booth 5E28. At The lab visitors can discover in-depth information regarding the internal and external quality and characteristics of each fruit using the latest sensor technologies. Sensor-based sorting technology ensures consistent… Read more

  • New COMPAC Field Research Unit to study the fresh produce industry´s most challenging issues

    New COMPAC Field Research Unit to study the fresh produce industry´s most challenging issues

    Compac, part of TOMRA Food, has launched a new Field Research Unit which can be deployed directly into the field to research the industry’s most challenging fresh produce issues. The new state-of-the-art laboratory, which is equipped with a broad range of sophisticated analytical sensor technologies from across TOMRA, is the first of its kind for the fresh produce industry. The Field Research Unit was launched at the 10th Citrus Research International Symposium in Drakensburg, South Africa (August 19-22) and begins customer-based testing next week. Compac delivers packhouse automation… Read more

  • Success in China - An interview with Kok Hwee Ng, Head of Global Marketing at Zespri

    Success in China - An interview with Kok Hwee Ng, Head of Global Marketing at Zespri

    I'd like to introduce you to Zespri’s Head of Global Marketing, Kok Hwee Ng. She’s been driving success in the role since August 2017, coming from an impressive FMCG marketing career working for companies like Mondelez (formerly Kraft Foods) and Procter & Gamble. Kok Hwee Ng-ZespriKok Hwee is in charge of the strategic direction for the Zespri brand globally - her responsibilities include all marketing development across brand, innovation, shopping, health, digital and media planning. She’s also a passionate believer in the development of marketing capabilities. I caught up with Kok… Read more