BBC Technologies has extended its turnkey blueberry line with the new Tray Tipper, which automates delivery of fruit into its industry defining KATO260 sorter, optimising its performance.
The new automated Tray Tipper system was developed to improve the front-of-line loading of fruit onto its KATO260 precision grading line, one of the most refined solutions for optical selection and optimisation of blueberries on the market.
The Tray Tipper uses speed feedback from the KATO260 to ensure consistent supply and even distribution of the blueberries onto the sorter, optimising its throughput. It complements the KATO260’s design, which emphasises delicate handling and product preservation by gently loading the fruit onto the processing line.
The new Tray Tipper automated system further enhances the high-efficiency and quality performance of the KATO260, which can accurately sort at speeds of 280 berries per second, handling the product with extreme care to maximise bloom retention and shelf-life.
About BBC Technologies
BBC Technologies provides complete turnkey solutions for grading, optimising and packing small fruit. Founded by growers, it specialises in soft, delicate varieties. The company’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.
BBC Technologies is member of the TOMRA Group, which was founded in 1972. The group began designing, manufacturing and selling reverse vending machines (RVM) for automated collection of used beverage containers. Today, TOMRA provides technology-led solutions that enable the circular economy with advanced collection and sorting systems that optimise resource recovery and minimise waste in the food, recycling and mining industries.
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