TOMRA Sorting Solutions has expanded its ZEA sorter range developed for the seed and fresh corn industry. A second camera module has been added, enabling the inspection of both sides of the corn ear.
The Wyma Vege-Polisher, available to growers throughout Australasia, is smarter, safer and more hygienic and maintenance friendly than the previous model.
Vegetable production has begun at the Toshiba Clean Room Farm Yokosuka, with the first crop shipment scheduled for late October. The company aims to produce an annual output of three million bags of leaf lettuce, baby leaf greens, spinach, mizuna and herbs.
In land-scarce Singapore, only 8% of vegetables consumed are grown on local farms - but this is set to change as Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific partners with Ootoya Japanese Restaurant for the commercial supply of locally harvested vegetables from its indoor farm.
Packaging fresh produce presents challenges in terms of handling, food safety and shelf-life. This article explains how manufacturers can deliver high-quality product efficiently.
TOMRA Sorting Solutions has developed the Halo sorter, a sensor-based sorter and grader for fruit and vegetables.
TOMRA Sorting Solutions has developed a Field Potato Sorter (FPS), a high throughput optical sorting solution for unwashed potatoes.
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.