COMPAC works with the world’s leading apple packers. We deliver unrivalled performance in terms of speed, handling, blemish detection and sorting accuracy.
Compac has over 25 years experience designing and building turnkey apple packhouse technology; from infeed through to our world class after sales support.
The benefits of our end-to-end apple solutions are:
Grading speeds of 12 apples a second
Minimized product giveaway
World-leading blemish detection
Unrivalled internal quality sorting
Full traceability from orchard to supermarket
Packing performance metrics and compliance
Lower labor requirements
Greater crop returns
INFEED AND TREATMENT
Compac’s apple infeed solutions ensure a gentle transition from bin or field box to the sorter. Options include:
Our bin tipping technology is fully automated and efficient at gently tipping bins of apples into water flumes for transportation. Our systems cater for 45-100 bins per hour.
SMALL FRUIT ELIMINATOR
Using a mesh-like conveyor, under-sized apples are redirected before they reach the grader.
WATER FLUME & PUMPING SYSTEMS
The best way to ensure gentle transportation of apples is with our stainless steel water flume and pumping systems, designed specifically to meet your requirements.
SORTING AND GRADING
Central to Compac’s apple solutions is our state-of-the-art sorting technology.
Your production requirements and capacity will determine whether single, dual or multi-lane sorting capabilities are right for your packhouse. What differentiates our sorting solutions is our innovative, industry-leading InVision and Taste Tech NIR apple grading systems. Both systems reduce labor requirements and provide you with unparalleled sorting consistency and accuracy.
Compac’s weighing and pack optimization software delivers unsurpassed accuracy by meeting pack specifications, reducing apple giveaway and maximizing profits.
Our intelligent, easy-to-use InVision software enables intuitive recognition of fruit types and will adjust grading accordingly. InVision can accurately perceive dark colors, subtle browns, soft pinks and stripes commonly found in different varieties of apples.
Using Compac’s advanced InVision software, apples are sorted by the presence of surface blemishes. Apples are then graded on minor to major defects including skin blemishes, insect damage, misshapen fruit, bruising and abrasions. InVision can be configured to grade for differing levels of defects, providing maximum control when matching product grades to different markets.
Keep bad apples out of a good box and reduce fruit giveaway with Compac’s Taste Technologies NIR - a non-invasive solution for internal defect grading. The NIR spectrometer can detect brix, core rot, internal browning, water core, firmness, hue and bleeding.
Compac’s packing solutions have been designed with apples in mind, ensuring a particularly gentle transition and handling of fruit. We have many apple packing solutions to meet the different needs of our customers including:
Compac’s soft-head automatic filling solution is particularly gentle on apples, distributing them evenly into the bin. Sensors detect when the bin is full and move on to the next. Water bin filling functions are available for gentle, high capacity water filling.
Compac’s tray filler is an efficient, gentle system designed to move apples from a cross conveyor into trays. Height adjustable, the filler can accommodate different tray sizes, small boxes or cartons. Customers using this system have seen significant reductions in their tray filling costs.
Compac’s manual or semi-auto bagging systems use unique optimizers to select the optimal combination of fruit across the sorter, ensuring accurate bag weights are achieved, with the minimum possible giveaway.
PUNNET AND TOTE
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