Nearly 200 exhibitors are eager for the opportunity to meet face-to-face again at Hort Connections 2021. Produce Plus previews what to expect when it comes to packaging and grading.
Wyma Solutions has seen increasing demand for post-harvest technology and automated solutions over the past 12 months. The New Zealand-headquartered company designs, manufactures, distributes and services post-harvest vegetable and fruit handling equipment worldwide. At Hort Connections, Wyma is showcasing its latest developments within post-harvest processing, in addition to equipment from Manter and Burg Machinery at its stand.
Heat and Control
Heat and Control is excited to present its non-destructive leak checking technology, suitable for processors needing to check their products for micro leaks. Traditionally, micro leaks have been found using a water bath, which means tested product cannot be returned to the line after a pass result, according to Heat and Control.
The company says its technology reduces wastage and allows tested products to return to the line after a pass result. Heat and Control is also exhibiting the new Ishida GN range of X-ray machines, which offer greater flexibility in detection capability.
GS1 Australia is celebrating 50 years since the first barcode was scanned, and in 2021 the 2DBarcode represents the next generation. Applicable for retailers and suppliers in the Australian market, the 2DBarcode can embed multiple data ele-ments (more than just the product ID like the barcodes of today).
The extra data can be items such as the best before date, pack date, batch number and more. This information is made available when the product is scanned at the point-of-sale. GS1 Australia says one of the big wins of this technology is the ability to stop the sale of expired or recalled products at the checkout.
A fully automatic crate filling system to suit fruit grading lines headlines the array of solutions on display at edp Australia’s stand this year. The company has also signed a new strategic partnership with Ausveg. Through the partnership, edp will support Ausveg in representing Australian vegetable growers.