InVision enables packhouses to grow the financial return from their crop by increasing the amount of produce graded as high value premium product. Operating costs for sorting and packing are reduced through decreasing manual sorting costs and increasing throughout.
Using images fed from digital cameras within the InVision cabinet, the system transfers information to the sorters InVision software. The software stitches these images together into a 3D model and makes decisions based on a combination of size, shape, color and surface defect information to accurately and consistently grade the produce at speeds of up to 15 pieces per second, per lane.
Compac InVision is available in three levels, each with their own options for sorting depending on your individual needs.
InVision 5000 uses a single camera per lane to sort produce based on its size, shape and color.
InVision 7000 uses two cameras per lane to give a top-down view and is able to sort produce based on size, shape, colour and surface defects. InVision 7000 gives effective defect sorting for elongated produce where two cameras can view most of the surface making it ideal for kiwifruit and lemons.
InVision 9000 uses four cameras per lane to view from the top and sides covering 100% of the surface area of each piece of produce and sorting it by size, shape, color and surface defects.
The InVision system scans the entire surface of each piece of produce, aided by Compacs roller-carrier system. The carrier functions as both a transport and delivery system, whilst also providing the rotation needed for inspection. As the carrier rollers pass under the InVision cabinet they are rotated giving the cameras the best possible view of each piece of produce.
The Compac InVision user interface allows operators to classify their own colors and surface defects with a simple selection tool on screen, giving ultimate control in adapting and customizing the system to your specific regional and seasonal grading needs. These settings can be saved in the system as presets for later recall.
The InVision system also has the ability to distinguish the stems, calyx and navels of the produce and disregard them as blemishes, reducing false downgrades of high grade produce.
The Compac InVision Quality Trainer is our InVision simulation tool that is used as a training aid for all user levels of the Compac InVision system. The Quality Trainer allows for testing and experimentation with the InVision system, without affecting the performance of your Compac sorter. Once InVision settings have been configured for optimum setup these can be loaded into your live InVision system. This ensures packhouse operators are able to continually train and improve their performance using their own produce models for practice. The result is much more targeted and effective self-training based on your packhouses own local varieties and produce defects.
The InVision Quality Trainer serves as a link between the packhouse and Compacs support team for troubleshooting and queries about grading. For example if a packhouse experiences difficulty grading fruit, an operator can create and send a test fruit map to the support team to collaborate on a solution.
A packhouse can also use the InVision Quality Trainer to maintain a database of produce varieties and produce standards during a season, and from season to season making it an effective training tool to keep operators at the top of their game during the offseason, so they perform at their peak as soon as the next packing season starts