Equipment/Technology

TOMRA demonstrates Field Potato Sorter at Fruit Logistica

TOMRA Sorting Solutions will demonstrate two of its market-leading sensor-based systems at this year’s Fruit Logistica, the leading fair for the international fresh produce trade. The company will showcase its Field Potato Sorter (FPS) and Genius optical belt sorter at the event, taking place at the Messe Berlin Fair Grounds, from 5 to 7 February. The TOMRA systems will be[Read[Read More…]

Potato vending machine success in French city

A potato vending machine has been installed in Nouvion by two farmers, who use it to sell part of their produce. Until now we have been familiar with vending machines for banknotes, flowers, pizzas, fresh bread, condoms, DVDs, sandwiches… Since December, in Nouvion, French fry enthusiasts can now get their precious potatoes at any time of the day or night![Read[Read More…]

UK: Taperstor – Total control in potato storage

Crop Systems Ltd’s new TaperStor offers operators total control over the stored crop and the environment in which it is kept, combined with the ability to maximise the volume of storage available on any given footprint and so reduce storage costs per tonne. TaperStor enables accurate airflows and allows crops to be loaded to a greater height and – by[Read[Read More…]

Key Technology adds ‘cruise control’ to optical sorters

Key Technology has added a sort-to-grade feature to its various G6 optical sorters. he software-driven capability (available on Manta, Optyx and Tegra belt-driven sorters) lets users sort by grade to count, accepting or rejecting each defective piece to meet requirements and quality standards. Aimed for potato processing operations, the sort-to-grade eature reportedly boosts product quality and increases yields by as[Read[Read More…]

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