BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Vacuum cooling of green beans

    Vacuum cooling of green beans

    In Eastern Africa many crops like beans & tender stem broccoli are harvested by hand, and put on a trailer after weighing of each individual box. "On arrival at the farm – often hours later – it is not uncommon that more than 50% of the harvested crop can be thrown away", states Hans Juursema of WEBER COOLING. "To solve this problem, we have developed a mobile “Dual Room Field Cooler” which can be used anywhere in the field for cooling directly after harvesting. Within 10 – 15 minutes one room can take away up to 80% of the field heat. If combined with special Tem-Ex cooling sleeves… Read more

  • The process of vacuum cooling - The lettuce example

    The process of vacuum cooling - The lettuce example

    Weber Cooling counts on a series of videos explaining the Vacuum Cooliing process applied to a wide range of products. One of the videos deals with produce cooling, with a leafy vegetable as example. The video shows the steps: The product is placed in the vaccum cooler and the chamber is sealded. The pump starts working and decreases the air pressure in the chamber. The boiling point is thus lowered. The present moisture in the products starts boiling as watervapor. Read more

  • Vacuum cooling of Chrysanthemum

    Vacuum cooling of Chrysanthemum

    Dutch grower Arcadia is a leading quality & award winning grower of Chrysanthemum. Owner Bart van Ruijven explains: “We use the Weber vacuum cooler on a daily basis to quickly cool down our fresh cut flowers, to preserve quality & vase life”. 50% more Chrysanthemum in the same box! Bart cools in two stages: “With vacuum we quickly bring the Chrysanthemum to sleep; in the cold room we further Read more

  • Vacuum Cooling for flowers and cold chain management

    Vacuum Cooling for flowers and cold chain management

    When harvested, packaged and transported in optimal conditions, most flowers can last up to 14 days, when adequately cooled as soon as possible after harvesting. Maintaining low temperatures throughout the cold chain is the key. Temperature management however is especially challenging in cooling of flowers: most flowers are harvested and processed at high environmental temperatures, and need to be shipped as fast as possible, over long distances, going in & out of airplanes and logistic centres. Precooling methods like vacuum cOooling, when applied correctly with regard to the logistic… Read more

  • Weber Vacuum Cooling and VeHand Vegetable Handling Solutions welcome you in Fruit Logistica

    Weber Vacuum Cooling and VeHand Vegetable Handling Solutions welcome you in Fruit Logistica

    VegHands Vegetable Handling Solutions is proud to invite you to the Fruit Logistica next week! You will find us in Hall 3.1 / B-03 together with Weber Cooling. Weber Cooling offers his customers a range of premium quality solutions for vacuum cooling, pre-cooling and cold room storage. VegHands offers innovative and cost saving solutions for the agricultural industry. VegHands works together with a wide group of internationally based suppliers, and is constantly searching for the latest innovations which might benefit our growers. Some of the products to be shown are: Linear… Read more

  • Quick Vacuum Cooling of herbs after harvesting

    Quick Vacuum Cooling of herbs after harvesting

    If herbs are not quickly cooled after harvesting, this temperature sensitive produce can easily deteriorate quickly. Weber Cooling offers a range of vacuum cooler models, suitable for any cooling requirement. Increased yield & quality for herbs “Thanks to our new Weber Vacuum Cooler, our sunk costs due to rejects have been minimized, and the quality of our delivered products stay at a much higher level”, states Domingos Mendes from Lopeglis in Maroc. “We are known for our high quality of fresh cut herbs, like Dill, Basil, Coriander, Chive, Lemongrass, Oregano, Parsley, Read more

  • Iceberg lettuce vacuum cooling avoids discoloured cutting surfaces

    Iceberg lettuce vacuum cooling avoids discoloured cutting surfaces

    Botzenhard at Ulm (Germany), one of the many (foreign) WEBER COOLING customers using our vacuum coolers for quickly cooling back (iceberg) lettuce immediately after harvest. Practice shows that when iceberg lettuce is cooled back in the vacuum condenser within one hour after harvest, the cutting surface is not discolored! Furthermore, the lettuce stays fresh and crisp significantly longer, and the storage and transport time are substantially extended. Also "same day delivery" is often an important argument for (iceberg) lettuce growers. Elements like saving storage space, faster response… Read more

  • Vacuum cooler for compact vegetables

    Vacuum cooler for compact vegetables

    Broccoli & other compact vegetables can be cooled down effectively in a vacuum cooler for vegetables, both in big bins, and in palletized boxes. With vacuum cooling, you can remove most of the field heat in normally 30 – 45 minutes, and do the final cooling in the cold room. Substantial quality improvement & shelf life prolongation is confirmed by customers! Adding water may help! For broccoli, celery, sweetcorn and other vegetables it is advised to spray water over the broccoli before cooling; this speeds up the process and reduces weight loss. This so called “hydrovac” process can be… Read more

  • Weber ONE: smart compact

    Weber ONE: smart compact

    Designed to suit both vegetable & flower growers, the Weber ONE by WEBER COOLING is a standardized one pallet/trolley vacuum cooler which combines high productivity with maximum versatility. With inside dimensions of 1,400 x 1,400 mm and variable height (from 2,100 – 2,700 mm) this machine will suit virtually all standard applications. Read more

  • Weber Cooling showcases its latest vacuum cooling developments at Macfrut 2017

    Weber Cooling showcases its latest vacuum cooling developments at Macfrut 2017

    WEBER COOLING strives to offer his customers a range of premium quality solutions for vacuum cooling and pre-cooling. Based on a deep knowledge, combined with continuous technology & production research, Weber Cooling has developed a state-of-the-art range of modular build, high speed but energy efficient vacuum systems. Within a few years, the vacuum cooling company has become the leading supplier in Europe. Read more