Monday, 25 July 2016

Volatility Forum: Brexit Adds Uncertainty in Agricultural Markets

Volatility Forum: Brexit Adds Uncertainty in Agric...

    UK agriculture needs to build resilience to market shocks now more than ever, according to t...

The 20th EAPR Conference to Take Place in Versailles Next Year

The 20th EAPR Conference to Take Place in Versaill...

   ARVALIS – Institut du végétal is organizing the 20th Conference of the European Association for ...

INTERPOM | PRIMEURS 2016: Growing through Precision Technology

INTERPOM | PRIMEURS 2016: Growing through Precisio...

  The organizers of INTERPOM | PRIMEURS 2016 have announced the biggest edition ever of the trade...

Utz Foods Acquires Golden Enterprises for USD135m

Utz Foods Acquires Golden Enterprises for USD135m

  Utz Quality Foods Inc., the family-owned Hanover, Pennsylvania-based potato-chip and snack-food comp...

Monsanto Sees Bayer’s Proposal as Financially Inadequate

Monsanto Sees Bayer’s Proposal as Financially Inadequat...

  Monsanto Company has recently announced that its board of directors unanimously views Bayer AG’s rev...

Congress Passes GMO Food Labeling Bill

Congress Passes GMO Food Labeling Bill

  The US Congress has recently sent legislation, backed by the National Potato Council and other agric...

tna's Innovative Seasoning Solution Reduces Lead Time for Snack Producer

tna's Innovative Seasoning Solution Reduces Lead Time f...

  Canadian-based Brandneu Foods has significantly reduced lead times for its popular range of kale chi...

Tummers Develops Washing Line for Fragile Potatoes

Tummers Develops Washing Line for Fragile Potatoes

 Tummers, the machinery provider for potato processing, developed a washing line for the very fragile a...

French Student Develops Hand-held Pesticide Detector, Scan Eat

French Student Develops Hand-held Pesticide Detector, S...

 A 25-year-old French student has won a EUR150k prize from the French Ministry of Agriculture to develo...

Kiremko is the Main Supplier for New Project Linkage Farm Frites in China

Kiremko is the Main ...

   Dutch engineering company Kiremko will be the main sup...

McCain Foods Invests USD65m in Expanding Its French Fries Plant in Canada

McCain Foods Invests...

McCain Foods (Canada) announced a major investment of USD6...

Branston Began the Expansion of Its Potato Processing Plant in Lincoln

Branston Began the E...

The UK potato supplier Branston has begun work on its GBP5...

Processed Potatoes in EU Worth EUR10b in 2014

Processed Potatoes i...

  Processed potatoes (mainly frozen chips and crisps) wer...

Aviko Introduces a Guide for Gluten-free Catering

Aviko Introduces a G...

 The potato processor Aviko is supporting caterers during ...

Government in Venezuela Authorizes Import of Potato Seeds

Government in Venezu...

   The Deputy Minister of Agriculture in Venezuela, José ...

Scientists Reveal Potato Parasite’s “Toolkit"

Scientists Reveal Po...

  An international research collaboration led by the Univ...

Kangaroo Island Potato Producer Wins the “Mini MBA” for Farmers

Kangaroo Island Pota...

 Kangaroo Island potato producer Peter Cooper has been nam...

CEJA President: Losing Young Farmers Puts the Future of European Food Production at Risk

CEJA President: Losi...

  CEJA President, Alan Jagoe, addressed EU agriculture mi...

Researchers Develop Nutrient-rich Purple Potato

Researchers Develop ...

  A group of researchers from CSU have recently developed...

BEST (Belgian Electronic Sorting Technology)has launched new versions of its Genius, Felix and Ixus sorters - which have just been unveiled at IPA in Paris.

For BEST, innovation means not only creating new concepts, but also doing research to retrofit existing equipment with the latest and greatest, according to customer feedback and needs.
The Genius remains a long-life, high-performance machine with proven technology. It now features a new design for improved maintenance and to assure the company's philosophy of low operation costs. The sorter has a new frame, which results in better sanitation, extensions are easier to install in the field and belt exchange design has been significantly improved for quick replacement.
The novelties are not limited to the mechanics, also in the optical configuration, BEST continues to excel. The Genius can be equipped with a new BEST camera, exclusively developed for BEST, and with a spectrum specifically adapted to sorting. On top of that, BEST also generated a handful of other optical innovations based on camera technology. The cameras feature new industrial high quality BEST lenses, with an optimal focus. BEST now offers multiple options and unlimited optical combinations for its Genius belt sorter.
The sorter's software now features a general shape sorting toolbox, which allows the user, to easily sort on shape characteristics.
The gross defect Felix sorter, placed at the beginning of the processing line, has a new application which now also takes out the bigger foreign material and major discolorations out of carrots. A special infeed shaker and stabilization roll are specifically developed in order to generate results close to perfection.
BEST also launches a new version of its x-ray sorters, the IXUS Bulk 800. This larger x-ray sorter has a revolutionary new design that is easier to integrate. The remote control features makes this unit a walk in the park to integrate in your processing line.

 

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