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Solutions for the frozen fruit industry

Incorporating new tools and technologies has helped with tasks since the beginning of time and marks the transition from using materials to effectively utilizing resources.  

Today's world requires solutions that were nonexistent in the past, but is new tech the answer to breaking old habits, can it make work simple for employees and managers, is it consistent? 

The affordably effective sorter for IQF fruit processors

In the business of IQF fruit processing, it’s a fact of life that small and medium processors often cannot afford the same setup of sorting machines as larger processors. Whereas larger operations typically invest in a combination of different technologies like laser and camera, medium and small operations tend to rely on one sorter camera-based sorters which are less costly but also less sophisticated.

NOW MORE THAN EVER, POTATO FRESH PACKERS NEED TO COMBINE HIGH PRODUCTIVITY WITH FLEXIBILITY

With fresh vegetable sales boosted by people cooking more at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, many potato fresh packers are stretched to capacity. Some are even turning away work because they are too busy to handle it. Other packhouses, however, have the capacity to spare but are unable to win new business. Two very different situations, but frequently explainable by the same reason: technical capabilities. Packers can no longer gain or retain big customers without having the technologies which enable them to operate with high productivity and flexibility.

FOR POTATO FRESH PACKERS, COVID-19 MEANS MORE BUSINESS BUT NEW CHALLENGES

One of the unforeseen consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the large increase in demand for fresh fruit and vegetables. This means that some potato fresh packers are now busier than ever, but not without a couple of challenges. The first is the pressure on packing lines to achieve greater throughputs without compromising product quality. The second is the need for more workers at a time when manual labor is especially scarce.