Grading speeds of 8 apples a second
Minimized product giveaway
World-leading blemish detection
Unrivalled internal quality sorting
Full traceability from orchard to supermarket
Packing performance metrics and compliance
Lower labor requirements
Greater crop returns
Compac's apple infeed solutions ensure a gentle transition from bin or field box to the sorter. Options include:
Our bin tipping technology is fully automated and efficient at gently tipping bins of apples into water flumes for transportation. Our systems cater for 45-100 bins per hour.
Using a mesh-like conveyor, under-sized apples are redirected before they reach the grader.
Compac's apple treatment options include:
The washer effectively removes spray residue, pests and other contaminants from apples before sorting.
Compac's stainless steel air blades ensure apples are dried and debris removed. Their unique design reduces noise pollution in the packhouse.
The wax applicator with brush bed applies wax to apples, improving presentation and increasing shelf life.
Compac's stainless steel modular brush unit dries and polishes apples and the clear-out bar automatically removes the fruit at the end of the days operation.
Compac's closed drying room controls temperature and humidity, ensuring apples are dry and ready for packing. Benefits include better control, lower maintenance and less energy consumption.
Central to Compac's apple solutions is our state-of-the-art sorting technology. Your production requirements and capacity will determine whether single, dual or multi-lane sorting capabilities are right for your packhouse.
What differentiates our sorting solutions is our innovative, industry-leading Spectrim, Inspectra and InVision apple grading systems. Both systems reduce labor requirements and provide you with unparalleled sorting consistency and accuracy.
Compac's weighing and pack optimization software maximizing profits and unsurpassed accuracy by meeting pack specifications and reducing apple giveaway.
Our intelligent, easy-to-use software enables intuitive recognition of fruit types and will adjust grading accordingly. Compac systems can accurately perceive dark colors, subtle browns, soft pinks and stripes commonly found in different varieties of apples.
Using Compac's advanced platform, apples are sorted by the presence of surface blemishes. Apples are then graded on minor to major defects including skin blemishes, insect damage, misshapen fruit, bruising and abrasions. Compac systems can be configured to grade for differing levels of defects, providing maximum control when matching product grades to different markets.
Keep bad apples out of a good box and reduce fruit giveaway with Compac's Inspectra - a non-invasive solution for internal defect grading. The NIR spectrometer can detect brix, core rot, internal browning, water core, firmness, hue and bleeding.
Compac's packing solutions have been designed with apples in mind, ensuring a particularly gentle transition and handling.
We have many apple packing solutions to meet the different needs of our customers including:
Compac's soft-head rotary bin filling solution is particularly gentle on apples, distributing them evenly into the bin. Sensors detect when the bin is full and move on to the next. Water bin filling functions are available for gentle, high capacity water filling.
Compac's tray filler is an efficient, gentle system designed to move apples from a cross conveyor into trays. Height adjustable, the filler can accommodate different tray sizes, small boxes or cartons. Customers using this system have seen significant reductions in their tray filling costs.
Compac's manual or semi-auto bagging systems use unique optimizers to select the optimal combination of fruit across the sorter, ensuring accurate bag weights are achieved, with the minimum possible giveaway.
Reduce your labor requirements with our automated Carton Handling Systems (CHS).
The CHS tracks cartons from the sorter and distributes them to different destinations within the packhouse for palletizing and shipping. These intelligent systems can manage multiple boxes, products and destinations simultaneously. CHS integrates with the Compac Pack Printing system to automate carton labelling and data transfer to your ERP system for traceability, compliance and stock control.
Compac's pallet handling solutions improve efficiency. Our robotics ensure efficient and safe transportation of pallets around the packhouse, especially for high volume operations.
Compac’s data and integration solutions track and record all apples as they cross the sorter. This information can then be shared with other packhouse systems such as ERP, traceability systems and carton printing applications. Reports on the performance of your operation can be generated, allowing you to feed this information back into your operation, making changes to optimize efficiency.
Our industry-leading service and technical support network is dedicated to ensuring you have the right support to keep your packhouse running smoothly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Compac U backs up this support with a comprehensive training program, turning your operators into experts in packhouse technology and operations.
In addition to a 24/7 support team, online tools and resources, our after sales service includes annual pre-season servicing of your Compac equipment and regular site audits - both mechanical and electrical; training and certification programs. Our aim is to turn your operators into experts and in doing so ensure maximum efficiency within your packhouse.
We also have our network of regional offices and partners across 15 different countries to provide localized support for our customers.