BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • PMA exhibition, pepper sizer, processing lines, ... and more

    PMA exhibition, pepper sizer, processing lines, ... and more

    The WYMA Fresh Thinking October 2018 newsletter highlights the participation of the company in the PMA exhibition, with Volm Companies, as co-exhibitor. WYMA and Volm announced months before a strategic partnership. Concerning chilli peppers, the size matters. Wyma developed a range of solutions to grade it: Spool sizer, Vibrating length sizer, Screen sizer, and Lift roller sizer. The newsletter also explains Kalfresh Vegetables success case; Wyma worked with Kalfresh now for over a decade, as the family-owned business in Queensland, has continued to apply a fresh thinking concept to… Read more

  • 10 things to consider when evaluating a postharvest processing line

    10 things to consider when evaluating a postharvest processing line

    The fruit and vegetable processing industry is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.1% from 2017, to reach USD 346.05 billion by 2022. For growers and processors that means considerable opportunity, but also greater competition in most markets as participants seek to maximise their return. To stay ahead of this competition, fruit and vegetable processors are aware, they need to invest in line solutions that minimise damage to the produce, can be installed quickly and deliver a healthy return on investment over the lifetime of the equipment. A line automation solution is… Read more

  • Wyma exhibiting with Volm at PMA Fresh Summit Convention

    Wyma exhibiting with Volm at PMA Fresh Summit Convention

    The annual PMA Fresh Summit Convention and Expo is kicking off next month in Orlando, Florida, and Wyma Solutions will be among the 1,200 exhibitors, across over 320,000 square feet of exhibition space. The Summit is a major event in the calendar spanning the global fresh product and floral supply chain industry, and where you’ll find everyone across this dynamic industry. The Expo gets underway on October 19 and will run for two days. Wyma is exhibiting from Booth 3643 at the event’s largest ever expo on record, where our Territory Manager from The Americas, Stuart Oldham will be on hand… Read more

  • WYMA installs a Wet Bunker Storage system in Moffatt Fresh Produce, Australia

    WYMA installs a Wet Bunker Storage system in Moffatt Fresh Produce, Australia

    The idea of the WYMA Wet Bunker Storage system was floated to us by National Sales manager, John Roest, after discussing with him some of our concerns of not being able to maximise flow efficiencies to our packing machines whilst gaining enough dwell time to adequately cool our product prior to packing. Once we understood the concept and benefits of the Wyma system, it was a simple investment decision and an easy fit. The design guys worked in with what we already had in place and once all parties were satisfied with the layout, a value was agreed upon. Wyma were given a time and deadline to… Read more

  • Create an effective preventative maintenance schedule

    Create an effective preventative maintenance schedule

    The value of preventative maintenance is undeniable. It costs far less than reactive maintenance (up to 80% less). Keep things running smoothly and save costly downtime by creating a preventative maintenance schedule. Create your schedule using this simple guide: What needs servicing? Walk through your site and make a full list of serviceable equipment. You can’t create an effective schedule if you don’t know what to pay attention to! Now make a list of service tasks for each machine. If you are unsure, speak to equipment operators and look through user manuals. Manufacturers should… Read more

  • How to get the best out of your carrots

    How to get the best out of your carrots

    For many families, carrots are a household staple and have been for thousands of years. Carrots are so versatile that they remain at the forefront of many dishes from dips and salads through to boiling and roasting. Consumers expect their carrots to be in the best possible condition. They buy carrots that look good on the shelf, and expect carrots to retain their quality until they are ready to eat them. Unfortunately, dehydration, decay and rotting are all potential threats to carrot quality. The condition of the carrots can be traced right back to the harvesting and pack-house… Read more

  • Flumes offer flexibility & gentle handling

    Flumes offer flexibility & gentle handling

    Gentle handling is important for fresh produce. From harvesting to processing, storage to delivery, each step is important. Flumes gently transport all types of fresh produce between stages in your line. They work well over long distances and around corners. They are also very low maintenance and a great choice when other conveyors cannot be used. A new optional feature on WYMA Flumes is a rotating discharge section. These sections can be integrated anywhere along straight sections of flume. They rotate on-demand to let produce out at a certain location. Several sections can be installed in… Read more

  • Want to avoid potato bruising and increase profit?

    Want to avoid potato bruising and increase profit?

    Potato bruising is a serious problem that costs growers hundreds of millions of dollars every year. There are things you can do to reduce the risk of potato bruising; from before planting to produce storage. WYMA’s ‘how to’ guide covers: Types of bruising; Steps to avoid bruising; Gentle produce handling. Download the guide here, or contact them for more information. Read more

  • Ivankovich Farms meet shelf-life and quality requirements for carrot export markets

    Ivankovich Farms meet shelf-life and quality requirements for carrot export markets

    The large size of the country and a sophisticated consumer market mean Australian pack-houses are familiar with stringent quality requirements despite a long transport time to supermarket shelves. However, dealing with export markets adds another logistical dimension, alongside shelf-life and quality prerequisites. Ivankovich Farms pack more than 500 acres of onions, carrots and potatoes, with about 7,000 tonnes of carrots harvested from their own farms yearly. The family operation plants, harvests and packs carrots twelve months of the year in Myalup, Western Australia. Ninety percent of… Read more

  • Beverage firm reduces supply risk with pack-house investment - The ginger case

    Beverage firm reduces supply risk with pack-house investment - The ginger case

    BUNDABERG BREWED DRINKS Ltd is confident that its decision to vertically integrate by investing in pack-house technology and process its own ginger has paid off strategically. The proudly Australian, family-owned business continues to grow strongly thanks to the unique flavours of its beverages which are brewed from real ingredients. It makes no compromise to maintain that point of difference. Its world famous ginger beer uses dried ginger to create the flavour that has helped to make it an international success. Bundaberg previously purchased raw ginger from local suppliers, and… Read more