As part of Tomra Group's participation at Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong, Compac will be showcasing its updated Invision 2 cherry grading platform, a product the group says "raises the bar on cherry grading and sizing accuracy".
According to Compac, Invision 2 retains five views of the fruit but improves detection of fine defects, such as stem pulls, bruising, sutures, small scarring and other small-size blemishes.
The technology includes ultra-high-resolution optics for the detection of fine blemishes, with new LED lighting offering greater illumination of each cherry.
Invision 2 also introduces an "all-new compute and electrical system" which provides a step-change in performance and a platform for future software releases to deliver further improvements over time, "so that Invision 2 will grow and evolve with the customers’ requirements".
"With these improvements, Invision 2 delivers the most accurate and stable sizing, resulting in higher value packout," the group outlined. "The extremely accurate defect grading with low good-in-bad (GIB) enables consistent throughput irrespective of fruit quality, and maximises yield and returns for the packhouse and grower. The greater precision of the system also reduces the operators’ workload, to the benefit of the overall operation."