Saturday, 20 September 2014

New logistics centre in Penza, Russia, to hold 15,000 tones

The construction of logistics centre has started in the Russian region Penza, new well-equipped hangars will have the capacity to hold up to 15,000 tones of potatoes all year round.

McCain Foods and DuPont India Collaborate to Empower Gujarat's Potato Farmers

McCain Foods and DuPont India are collaborating to implement the Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Farm Assurer Certification Program with McCain contract farmers.

Herbert New Sponge Dryer Removes Surface Moisture with Minimum Maintenance

Sponge and felt dryers from Herbert Engineering, the leaders in root crop handling systems, have been integrated into fresh pack plants in Britain and Europe, with excellent results both in terms of removing surface

NEPG Expects a Record Harvest in North-Western Europe

The North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that the upcoming harvest could lead to a new record, even higher than 2011 when production reached an 26.8 million tons.

Sri Lanka’s Government to Purchase All Potato Stocks from Farmers

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Professionals from All Over the World and Around 10,000 Visitors at Potato Europe

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Great Big Idaho Truck takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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CEJA announced new partnership with Bekina to help young farmers

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NEPG Expects a Record Harvest in North-Western Europe

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Head of TOMRA Sorting Food “pleased” at growth in first half of 2014

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 Vanmark introduces its new Lamina hydrocutting system

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The Lamina hydrocutting system is designed to cut large volumes of vegetable food products such as: Fre...

Increase Packaging Efficiency with New Robag Auto-Splice

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Ishida Europe to showcase various technologies at Cibus Tec, Italy

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Kent Crisps Announces New Branding

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New DiversaCut 2110A Dicer on Display at SIAL in Paris

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McDonald’s Japan Is Releasing Purple Sweet Potato McShake This Autumn

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Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" Contest Finalists Announced

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BioSafe Systems Introduces Complete Potato Storage Protection Programme

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McCain Foods to Help Monitor Potato Crops with Drones

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Food sorting and peeling system manufacturer ODENBERG will reveal its most advanced optical sorter yet to the European market at Agritechnica - the world's largest exhibition for agricultural machinery and equipment - in Hannover, Germany, on November 15-19.

Called Halo, the new food sorter has 100 times more processing power than ODENBERG's industry-leading Titan sorting system and it will be demonstrated by the company at the exhibition on Stand 04C08 in Hall 4.

Halo also incorporates a next generation vision unit which integrates near infrared (NIR) spectrometry, charge-couple device (CCD) camera sensors and light-emitting diode (LED) illumination.

This combination is mounted above and below the system's conveyor belt, enabling Halo to achieve unsurpassed levels of accuracy thanks to its ability to deliver an impressive 1mm resolution. The entire system is controlled by an intuitive touch screen to enable ease and flexibility of use.

Halo's sorting applications cover a wide variety of fruit and vegetables including peeled and unpeeled potatoes, carrots, dried fruits, cucumbers, tomatoes, peaches, pears, berries and cucumbers.

Such is the demand for the new Halo sorter that 23 machines have already been ordered ahead of the official European launch.

One of the first Halo purchasers was Primco, Europe's largest carrot supplier. The company trialled two Halo 1000mm sorting systems, with a capacity potential of 25,000 kg per hour, earlier this year in a three-way sort configuration at its plant in France.

The results were immediate with a two third reduction in the amount of manual labour required and a potential ten percent capacity increase. When necessary, the Halo systems dealt with input defect levels of 40-50 percent with ease. Following the success of the trial, Primco ordered a further four Halo 1000mm optical sorters.

Primco operations director, Guy Saint Lo, said: "With the purchase of the Halo we can achieve consistent end product quality with four to five people independent of the incoming quality of the produce. This means we don't have to reduce our production when we have a batch with a high percentage of defects. The sorting solution offered by Odenberg has given us stability and flexibility in the running of our plant."

Commenting on the introduction of Halo, ODENBERG's marketing & business development manager, Sean Slevin, said: "Halo sets new standards in food sorting and represents the apex of our product range due to its outstanding levels of performance.

"The demand for Halo ahead of launch is extraordinary, but it is justified because in every instance that it has been specified and installed the system has delivered increased capacity, line cost reductions and lower error rates.

"We are looking forward to the official European launch at Agritechnica where we will have the opportunity to show Halo to potential customers from across the continent's agricultural and food processing industries."

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