Belgium-based Tomra Food, parent company of Compac and BBC Technologies, pulled out all the stops for the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit expo, Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif.
Tomra showcased its TOMRA 5A sorting machine for potato processing, which ejects unwanted material from product with a 98% removal rate, according to the company. The machine removes foreign matter from corn cobs to golf balls, according to the release.
Compac released a new inspection module called UltraView, which works with the Spectrim cabinet platform to maximize grading. The module helps increase stem bowl and tip defect detection for items such as apples, lemons, stone fruit, kiwifruit and avocados, according to the release.
BBC Technologies, which was acquired by Tomra in 2018, introduced LUCAi artificial intelligence software for grading blueberries, according to the release.
The software works with the KATO 260 grading system to ensure better fruit classification and more refined sorting, according to the release, and helps detect defects such as dehydration, bruising, and early anthracnose.
The companies exhibited at booth 3411.