TOMRA Sorting Solutions has developed the Halo sorter, a sensor-based sorter and grader for fruit and vegetables.
The FastBack all-in-one blending system from Heat and Control accurately weighs and blends multiple ingredients. It is suitable for simple or complex mixes of fruit, vegetables, frozen foods, cereal, nuts or other products.
Fruit and vegetable spoilage is a major industry problem but new technology may be providing a solution.
Australian potato chip manufacturer Potato Magic Australia has been placed into administration. The Griffith company supplies potato chips to diet food providers.
Prepacked produce is becoming the norm and contract packers are finding the benefits of weigh price labellers.
Kronen has developed an automated capsicum-processing line, consisting of two GEWA 5050V Plus capsicum-washing machines with integrated transport systems.
The MIRA-360 Cherry Sorter utilises high-tech sorting technology to identify and remove defected cherries of all descriptions including those with cracks and splits, defect and spurs, soft rot, wrinkles and bruises, and insect damage.
The FAM Centris 315 is a centrifugal slicer and shredder. The machine is compact and has a small footprint.
Murray River Organics has commissioned a new state-of-the-art dried fruit processing facility which will create more than 40 new jobs in the NSW town of Mourquong, near Mildura.
The Python laser sorter from Key Technology removes foreign material (FM), extraneous vegetative matter (EVM) and defects based on size, shape, colour and structure.
With the largest barrel diameter of all Wyma Barrel Washers, the LZ Range is designed to handle large volumes of produce. It effectively and gently washes produce to remove dirt and small stones.
SPC Ardmona has received a much-needed boost in the form of a five-year partnership with Woolworths. The $70 million agreement will see an extra 24,000 tonnes of fruit, tomatoes and navy beans sourced locally.
The Urschel Laboratories Comitrol Processor Model 1700 milling machine produces slices, flakes, shreds, viscous slurries and purees from a range of fruit and vegetable products. The machine is suitable for use in the beverage, soup, baby food and sauce industries.
After a single Queensland fruit fly sent the New Zealand horticultural industry into a spin, the MPI set up 245 traps to determine the extent of the insect's incursion into the country. So far, no further flies have been detected.
To help the Australian horticultural industry maximise the potential value of its products, a project led by CQ University is reviewing the entire value chain, from soil to supermarket.