Monday, 26 September 2016

Show Review: Over 300 Exhibitors at PotatoEurope 2016

Show Review: Over 300 Exhibitors at PotatoEurope 2...

 The 300 exhibitors present (25% more than in 2008) were able to meet with their customers, at Pot...

Potato Bowl Starts on September 13

Potato Bowl Starts on September 13

 Potato Bowl football game, billed as a battle between two of the largest potato growing regions i...

Potato Processing International Magazine Invites You to Seminar at Potato Europe

Potato Processing International Magazine Invites Y...

 Potato Processing International magazine (PPI) will host a seminar on September 15, starting at 2...

JBT Corporation Acquires Cooling and Applied Technologies

JBT Corporation Acquires Cooling and Applied Technologi...

 JBT Corporation, a global technology solutions provider for the food and beverage industry, announced ...

Americans Spent Over USD7bn on Potato Chips in 2015

Americans Spent Over USD7bn on Potato Chips in 2015

 Americans spent USD7.5bn on potato chips in 2015, or an average of roughly USD 23 for every man,woman ...

CIP Marks 45 Years in Potato Research

CIP Marks 45 Years in Potato Research

 International Potato Center (CIP) has recently marked its 45th anniversary. Nearly half a century ago,...

Key Technology Introduces VERYX Belt-Fed Digital Sorters to Europe

Key Technology Introduces VERYX Belt-Fed Digital Sorter...

 Key Technology introduces its VERYX belt-fed digital sorters to the European food processing industry ...

Case Study: Ishida Helps Spanish Snack Manufacturer to Grow

Case Study: Ishida Helps Spanish Snack Manufacturer to ...

 Aperitivos y Extrusionados (Apex), now one of Spain’s top three snack food manufacturers, uses Ishida ...

GEA to Present Equipment Portfolio at Chillventa

GEA to Present Equipment Portfolio at Chillventa

  From October 11 to 13, 2016, Chillventa will turn the trade show fairgrounds in Nuremberg into an in...

Lay’s Chalet Sauce Potato Chips Available in Canadian Retail

Lay’s Chalet Sauce P...

  Frito-Lay Core Global Brands, PepsiCo Foods Canada, a...

Cambodia Opens First Potato Research Centre

Cambodia Opens First...

 With potato consumption continuing to rise in the Kingdom...

New Potato for Diabetics, Growing at Waterdown Farm

New Potato for Diabe...

 Canadian consumers who avoid potatoes to reduce their car...

Inventure Foods Adds Kettle-Cooked Potato Chip Manufacturing to Factory

Inventure Foods Adds...

  Specialty foods marketer and manufacturer Inventure Foo...

Avebe Starts the Potato Harvest Campaign

Avebe Starts the Pot...

 Potato starch producer Avebe has recently announced the s...

Land-Grant Universities Bolster the US Potato Genebank’s Impact

Land-Grant Universit...

 Land-grant universities are collaborating to support the ...

New Variety of Innate Potato Approved

New Variety of Innat...

  The J.R. Simplot Company has completed a voluntary cons...

The Use of Nicotine-based Pesticides Limited in Minnesota

The Use of Nicotine-...

  Seeking to reverse a decline in bees and other pollinat...

Greenpeace Issues Blacklist for Pesticides in EU

Greenpeace Issues Bl...

 Greenpeace Germany has recently published a new version o...

Costs of Developing GM Potatoes Comparable to Conventional Varieties

Costs of Developing ...

  The cost of developing GM potato varieties is in fact n...

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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