BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

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BBC Technologies solutions for small tomatoes

BBC Technologies solutions for small tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes require an specific approach to the packhouse to get the maximum quality. BBC Technologies, part of TOMRA Food, counts on dedicated packing and sorting solutions. The technology is specifically designed to provide a fast and accurate approach to cherry tomatoes and other small tomatoes processing, while maintaining gentle handling crucial to keeping delicate product.
 


INFEED FOR SMALL TOMATOES

Our filling and packing solutions are highly suited to packers with demanding filling requirements. Our solutions are easily integrated with all of our other solution and accommodate versatile packaging types from punnets, clamshells, bags and boxes. Multiple filling and packing machines can be integrated into a single packing line with each machine designed with attention to care and preservation of each piece of fruit.

Dump tank lift belt

Lift belt
Our Lift Belt is a conveyor designed to gently lift fruit between varying heights. It has lug racks to catch debris. Height, incline and speed are easily adjustable. The crescent shaped rubber belt design prevents berries rolling when lifted.

Custom fluming
With a number of design features, including precision controls across filling and final pack delivery, our CURO 2 provides our customers the ability to simultaneously pack different grades for different markets. The design of the CURO 2 also accounts for the change over of different packaging types, so switching from clamshells to punnets to boxes remains simple and efficient. Quick-change components mean no tools are required for making adjustments. The user can easily change items such as package type and target weight with the touch of a button.



SORTING & GRADING SMALL TOMATOES
Our sorting and grading solutions are highly suited to tomato packers eager to meet ever changing market demands. Our MIRA 360 is easily integrated with all of our other solutions enabling growers and packers to increase business through superior selection and better guarantee of shelf life. Each solution has been carefully designed with a focus on product preservation of each individual tomato.

MIRA 360
The MIRA 360 is our innovative and industry-defining precision grading system. It is the most refined solution for optical selection and optimization of cherries on the market. We understand the value of each individual cherry; that’s why we built this machine from the cherry up. With the MIRA 360 you’re able to sort premium product for new markets bringing further profitability to your business. Capacity and performance is delivered in an incredibly efficient footprint requiring less water, power, and labor as compared to similar machines on the market. Precision controls to support sophisticated grading criteria that exceed market demands. Experience the power of certainty across size, color, softness, bruising, decay, dehydration, splits, peeling, rots, moulds, bird and insect damage, scarring and stem cracks.

 

FILLING & PACKING SMALL TOMATOES
Our filling and packing solutions are highly suited to packers with demanding filling requirements. Our solutions are easily integrated with all of our other solution and accommodate versatile packaging types from punnets, clamshells, bags and boxes. Multiple filling and packing machines can be integrated into a single packing line with each machine designed with attention to care and preservation of each piece of fruit.

CURO 2
With a number of design features, including precision controls across filling and final pack delivery, our CURO 2 provides our customers the ability to simultaneously pack different grades for different markets. The design of the CURO 2 also accounts for the change over of different packaging types, so switching from clamshells to punnets to boxes remains simple and efficient. Quick-change components mean no tools are required for making adjustments. The user can easily change items such as package type and target weight with the touch of a button.

CURO 8
Our CURO 8 is capable of consistent, high-speed filling at precise weights and across multiple commodities. The CURO 8 retains many of the advantages of our existing CURO range. With 8 filling stations and the flexibility to switch between a wide range of packing options, the CURO 8 is highly suited to packers with demanding filling requirements. With a number of design features, including precision filling control, short stroke clamshell denesting, and stop assist for rapid clamshell belt deceleration, the CURO 8 is able to pack consistently at up to 110 packages per minute. (Speed varies by size of packaging.) The CURO 8’s trickle belts allow single berry adjustments in order to pack precise weights. Change over of clamshell types is simple and efficient.

FBW 10
The FBW 10 (fill by weight 10 head) fills punnets, clamshells, bags and boxes. It can switch between packaging type with fast and easy changeovers. Low drop points, ease of adjustment, and a smart user interface are combined with accurate packing. Switching production runs from “clamshell-filling” to “bag-filling” is quick and easy and can be accomplished with minimal time and effort. Precision controls across filling, denesting, and clamshell delivery enable the filling system to weigh with incredible accuracy. Vibration trickle feeders allow single berry adjustments.

CURO 12
Our CURO 12 is capable of consistent, high-speed filling at precise weights and across multiple commodities. With 12 filling stations and the flexibility to easily switch between a wide range of packing options, they are highly suited to packers with demanding filling requirements. Both incorporate a number of design features including precision filling control, short stroke clamshell denesting, and stop assist for rapid clamshell belt deceleration. Trickle belts allow for single berry adjustments in order to pack precise weights. Change over of packaging types is simple and efficient – easily adjustable flights and guides and quick change components mean no tools are required and the machine is ready to run again in less than five minutes.

CURO 16
Our CURO 16 is our fastest high-speed filler capable of consistent packing at precise weights and across multiple commodities. With 16 filling stations and the flexibility to easily switch between a wide range of packing options, they are highly suited to packers with demanding filling requirements. Both incorporate a number of design features including precision filling control, short stroke clamshell denesting, and stop assist for rapid clamshell belt deceleration. Trickle belts allow for single berry adjustments in order to pack precise weights. Change over of packaging types is simple and efficient – easily adjustable flights and guides and quick change components mean no tools are required and the machine is ready to run again in less than five minutes. 

Box filler
Our CURO 16 is our fastest high-speed filler capable of consistent packing at precise weights and across multiple commodities. With 16 filling stations and the flexibility to easily switch between a wide range of packing options, they are highly suited to packers with demanding filling requirements. Both incorporate a number of design features including precision filling control, short stroke clamshell denesting, and stop assist for rapid clamshell belt deceleration. Trickle belts allow for single berry adjustments in order to pack precise weights. Change over of packaging types is simple and efficient – easily adjustable flights and guides and quick change components mean no tools are required and the machine is ready to run again in less than five minutes.



SMALL TOMATOES SUPPORTING EQUIPMENT
As part of our end-to-end turnkey offering our supporting products have been developed to set the industry standard for food processing. Easy cleaning and simple maintenance along with delicate handling of product are the standard protocol inherent with all of our machines. Our experienced team of engineers utilizes innovative modular design methods to improve simple processes. This ensures our products maintain a consistent level of efficiency and functionality.

These supporting products are compatible with our wider family of hi-tech equipment or can easily function as stand alone machines.

Dewatering Inspection Table

Culls Dewatering Conveyor

Water system

Box conveyor
Our Box Conveyor moves boxes along to position under them our CURO filling heads in order to receive product to specified weights.

Box lift belt

Clamshell lift belt
Our Clamshell Liftbelt is a small inclined belt which transports packed clamshells from the CURO to the Packing Table or Lazy Susan. It has an adjustable speed with provision for printing and labeling solutions.

Dual transver conveyor
Our Dual Transfer Conveyor is a dual lane reversible conveyor designed to send fruit in both directions. It has adjustable speed with a modular belt.

Dual transfer reverse conveyor
Our Dual Transfer Reverse Conveyor is used for transporting fruit. It has adjustable speed with a wipe down modular belt for easy cleaning. Cross bars with rubber flaps ensure even distribution of fruit.

Flow conveyor
Our Flow Conveyors are designed to allow for accurate control over direction of product flow. Removable, reversible and adjustable components allow for seamless integration into any packing line. Available in multiple lengths.

Gooseneck conveyor
Our Gooseneck Conveyor is designed to gently lift fruit to a higher level. The ribbed belt stops product from rolling backwards and is easily wiped clean. Height and speed are all adjustable.

Incline conveyor & Incline conveyor extended
Our Incline Conveyor is designed to gently lift fruit between varying heights, primarily to feed a stand-alone CURO. It has an easy tip height for manual feeding. Height, incline, and speed are adjustable. The extended version has a lengthened base easily fed onto a by a conveyor for continuous loading of fruit. Compatible with Line Control. Available with or without 90 degree conveyor.

Inspection table
Our Inspection Table is designed for the manual inspection of fruit. Its low profile design allows for gentle handling and smooth transition of product between equipment.

Lazy Susan
Our Lazy Susan is a simple pack table designed for manual packaging. Normally fed by a CURO punnet belt or clamshell lift belt, the table top rotates in order to clear awaiting clamshells from the path of incoming clamshells. Leg heights can be adjusted for optimal work height.

Three tier packing table
Our Three Tier Packing Table is designed to help pack finished product into trays. The top tier is used to store packing boxes while the center belt conveys punnets from the packing machines. The lower conveyor transports packed boxes to the end for pallet stacking.

Piping system - Pipes, valves, flumes, stands

 

SMALL TOMATO TURNKEY SOLUTIONS
We’ve been there for more than two decades working to ensure growers and packers all over the world are provided end-to-end solutions that match their needs, both now and in the future. We continually evolve our turnkey offering in an effort to meet ever-changing customer demands and in order to offer packers flexibility and increased profitability.

At BBC Technologies we produce solutions that are scalable to grow with you as you grow your business. We are proud to provide you with products that match any size operation. 


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