BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Compac¬īs new Sizer Simulator improves productivity of packhouses by using virtual fresh fruit

    Compac¬īs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄėFruit Sensing Lab‚Äô 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¬īs most challenging issues

    New COMPAC Field Research Unit to study the fresh produce industry¬īs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs Head of Global Marketing, Kok Hwee Ng. She‚Äôs 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‚Äôs also a passionate believer in the development of marketing capabilities. I caught up with Kok… Read more

  • Improved accuracy and simpler operation demonstrated through¬†breakthrough production results for Inspectra2 during first season

    Improved accuracy and simpler operation demonstrated through breakthrough production results for Inspectra2 during first season

    It‚Äôs 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‚Äôd like to give an update on the very exciting results we‚Äôve seen ‚Äď Inspectra2 is definitely meeting our targets for leading performance and usability in production. For those who aren‚Äôt familiar, allow us to introduce you to NIR… Read more

  • Improving packinghouse efficiency through software simulation

    Improving packinghouse efficiency through software simulation

    Simulators have been used in a variety of industries to help them prepare for every situation imaginable, or unimaginable for that matter. From surgical training in hospitals, to police and army academies - simulation tools are equipping professionals for everything and anything. You are likely surprised to see the words ‚ÄúSimulation‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúproduce packing‚ÄĚ in the same sentence. What can this cutting-edge piece of technology deliver for the industry? Let‚Äôs break it down - a simulator is the imitation of a real-world process or system that is designed to improve technical skills… Read more

  • Whitepaper: Introduction to Food Safety Plans

    Whitepaper: Introduction to Food Safety Plans

    When it comes to fresh produce packing, the importance of having a clean facility and an efficient food safety plan cannot be overstated. Successful packhouses understand the need to ensure that fresh produce is free of harmful contaminants through each step of the processing operation to meet strict regulatory requirements and avoid costly food recalls. Who is this whitepaper for? Operation Managers and Production Managers who want to reduce the total cost of ownership. R&D and Quality Assurance Manager who need to maintain food quality and food safety. Food Safety Managers who aim to reduce… Read more

  • Introduction to Food Safety Plans

    Introduction to Food Safety Plans

    When processing food and beverages, or anything related to food production, a company‚Äôs hygiene strategy directly affects production quality and profitability. Poorly cleaned equipment or unsafe conditions for food processing can lead to an inferior or potentially harmful product. Appropriate cleaning is not only required and ethical but also makes business sense, as guaranteed product quality ensures consumer wellbeing and satisfaction. Packhouses, as suppliers of products for consumption (e.g., sorting of fresh produce), are subject to and must comply with regulations from… Read more