BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • Montague chooses Tomra Food's state-of-the-art grading technology for its new processing facility - one of the largest in the world

    Montague chooses Tomra Food's state-of-the-art grading technology for its new processing facility - one of the largest in the world

    Montague is a family-owned business founded in 1948 in Narre Warren North, Victoria, where it started as an apple grower. Over the years, it has expanded from production to cold storage facilitation and logistics, growing to become today's fresh fruit supplier to major domestic retailers, premium wholesale markets, independent retailers and the global export market, with annual sales above AUD 150 million. It sells its own-grown fruit and as well as product from more than 200 growers from across Australia and holds the exclusive production and marketing license of Jazzℱ, Envyℱ,… Read more

  • TOMRA Food sets new standards in grading accuracy with SmartGradeTM software on its SpectrimTM advanced industrial imaging platform

    TOMRA Food sets new standards in grading accuracy with SmartGradeTM software on its SpectrimTM advanced industrial imaging platform

    TOMRA FOOD introduces SmartGrade on its Spectrim platform. The new system puts the packhouse in complete control of grading with such accuracy that it is able to pack fruit to maximize sales by matching very precisely the specific requirements of the individual customers. It identifies each blemish and defect type, and maintains consistent grading performance even when there is high variability in the quality profile of incoming fruit batches. US-based packer Prima Frutta is an excellent example of how SmartGrade takes grading accuracy to an entirely new level, delivering significant… Read more

  • HMC chooses the new TOMRA 5S Advanced, Compac’s next generation sorter

    HMC chooses the new TOMRA 5S Advanced, Compac’s next generation sorter

    Based in the heart of California’s Central (San Joaquin) Valley, cultivating 5,000 acres of peaches, plums, and nectarines, the tradition of family farming has been a part of the HMC Farms’ story since 1887. HMC Farms has spent generations innovating their growing and handling practices to ensure that they can reliably provide their customers with the simple pleasure of great tasting fruit. HMC Farms’ commitment to great tasting fruit can only be assured with the complete control that is needed to properly handle the fruit after harvest. HMC’s packing facilities are located within… Read more

  • New Gentle Box Filler+ designed for delicate fruits combines Compac's trademark gentle handling with high throughput

    New Gentle Box Filler+ designed for delicate fruits combines Compac's trademark gentle handling with high throughput

    COMPAC, part of the TOMRA Food family, extends its box filling platform offering with the new-generation Gentle Box Filler+ model developed specifically for the most delicate produce. It combines faster throughput with the industry-leading gentle handling that is the hallmark of Compac's original box filler design. The significantly higher throughput translates into more added value for the packer's operation due to the greater productivity, efficiency and flexibility, as well as a smaller initial investment – with the gentlest handling. Read more

  • 8 key points to create an optimized fruit packhouse

    8 key points to create an optimized fruit packhouse

    Last month, COMPAC introduced you to the new TOMRA 5S Advanced and it's revolutionary modular design. However if you are considering renovating your existing packhouse, or building a new facility, there are many considerations beyond simply choosing the right technology. Focusing investments on areas that affect SKU creation and throughput can have a huge pay off over time. It is essential to understand the 10-to-20-year operational life of your foundational equipment investments. And it is vital to do it right the first time so as to avoid costly ad-hoc additions later. Read more

  • The new TOMRA 5S Advanced fruit sorting platform meets with the most complex food safety legislation

    The new TOMRA 5S Advanced fruit sorting platform meets with the most complex food safety legislation

    Leading players - Interview with Sebastian Stoof, VP and Head of Product at Compac, part of the TOMRA Food family Read more

  • Compac launches its next generation sorting platform designed to futureproof packhouse businesses

    Compac launches its next generation sorting platform designed to futureproof packhouse businesses

    COMPAC, part of the TOMRA FOOD family, launches the most advanced sorting platform in the industry: the TOMRA 5S Advanced. It builds on the class-leading performance of the Compac Multi Lane Sorter. It is the only platform truly designed for hygienic operation with toolless cleaning and sanitization adopting the latest principles in hygienic equipment design. With its advanced connectivity features, it is designed to be the digital heart of the packhouse and to meet and exceed the industries’ evolving needs, and futureproofing the customer’s business for the next 10-20 years. Redesigned… Read more

  • Compac overcomes challenges of pandemic to deliver full satisfaction and a successful cherry season to customers in Turkey and Uzbekistan

    Compac overcomes challenges of pandemic to deliver full satisfaction and a successful cherry season to customers in Turkey and Uzbekistan

    COMPAC, part of the TOMRA Food family, and its partners ICOEL and Sardas were confronted with unique challenges, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit just as they were preparing to ship and install three turnkey cherry grading and packing lines in Turkey and a fourth one in Uzbekistan. They overcame the unprecedented situation with countries under lockdown, travel restrictions and disruptions to goods transport logistics to complete the four projects right on schedule. This achievement required all the ingenuity of the teams involved in the installation, who were able to leverage Compac’s global… Read more

  • Compac’s UltraView inspection module wins Hi-Tech Award

    Compac’s UltraView inspection module wins Hi-Tech Award

    The annual New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards celebrate excellence within New Zealand’s hi-tech industry, which is now the nation’s third-largest export earner and fastest-growing export sector. This year’s Awards gathering was held virtually because of COVID-19, with a huge audience coming together remotely on the evening of 21 August via a livestream. The Awards’ 70 judges, from New Zealand and many other nations, said the caliber of this year’s entries was at an all-time high. Read more

  • Perla Fruit gets off to a flying start in its first cherry season with Compac InVision2 sorting technology

    Perla Fruit gets off to a flying start in its first cherry season with Compac InVision2 sorting technology

    Established in June 2019, Turkish packer and exporter Perla Fruit is well on the way to completing successfully its first cherry season. This result is all the more remarkable for having been achieved at a time when the world was rocked by the Covid-19 pandemic. This positive outcome is down in great part to the extensive experience and dynamism of President Kerim Taner and General Manager Murat Hamdi Taner, who steered the company through the many hurdles of this first year of activity. One of their decisions, which was critical to this success, was the choice of Compac as a partner for its… Read more