BBC Technologies offers cherry packers a full turnkey line that combines speed and versatility with intelligent traceability to maximise the potential of their facility.
The company’s in-depth knowledge of the delicate characteristics of the cherry has enabled them to design a turnkey line, entirely made up of components developed in-house, that emphasises gentle handling throughout the entire process. The integrated line automates the entire process and minimises the need for personnel intervention by allowing all the components to communicate with each other to control the flow, stopping and starting the line as required.
The turnkey cherry line also links to BBC Technologies’ Freshtracker traceability system, allowing packers to compare and analyze yields.
BBC Technologies’ turnkey cherry lines are designed to provide versatility in any fruit sorting condition. They offer high-capacity and performance, delivered in a highly efficient footprint that requires less water, power and labour than similar machines on the market.
Whether sizing fruit into numerous bands or removing defective fruit, they offer customers a seamless sorting solution for packing facilities of all sizes.
MIRA 360 cherry sorter: versatile, accurate, fast and gentle
BBC Technologies introduces a new user interface for the MIRA 360 cherry sorter and sizer, which further increases user-friendliness and provides more streamlined and efficient navigation.
The MIRA 360 is a highly versatile machine that sorts wet or dry cherries of all varieties of cherries, including Rainier. The fewer transitions on this sorter equal better care of each cherry. The unique ten-lane roller conveyor system singulates and fully rotates cherries allowing full surface inspection of each cherry under the cameras. This ensures a maximum level of accuracy in sorting.
The MIRA 360 identifies and removes defects including cracks and splits, spurs, soft rot, abrasion and pitting, bruises, insect damage, stemless cherries and doubles. Along with defect sorting, the MIRA 360 also sorts by colour and size into multiple streams in compliance with industry standard sizing bands.
Choice of final packing solutions to match every requirement
The BBC Technologies’ cherry fill-by-weight (FBW) systems offer a variety of final pack options, including bags, clamshells, punnets and boxes. The systems are designed with product preservation in mind, and achieve weighing accuracy down to a single cherry.
The company offers a choice of filling solutions, including CURO 2, FBW 10, CURO 12 and CURO 16 featuring 2, 10, 12 and 16 filling stations.
These systems are versatile and designed to fill a variety of packaging sizes including:
- Clamshells sizes 125g (4.4oz) to 1.36kg (3lbs)
- Bag sizes 454g (1lb) to 1kg (2.2lbs)
- Box sizes Euro and standard from 1kg (2.2lbs) up to 20kg (44lbs)
About BBC Technologies
BBC Technologies provides complete turnkey solutions for grading, optimising and packing small fruit. Founded by growers, the company specialises in soft, delicate varieties.
The firm’s industry-leading technology preserves the natural characteristics of each piece of fruit. BBC Technologies designs, develops, manufactures and installs all of its own end-to-end turnkey lines, which include traceability and analytics software.