And the thing that they all [the customer] demand and expect is consistency of quality, grade and weight

- Randy Shoup

Avocados

Compac works alongside avocado packers to deliver them outstanding performance in terms of fruit weight grading, color sorting, internal quality and blemish detection.

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Compac has over 30 years experience designing and building turnkey packhouse technology - from infeed through to our world class after sales support.

The benefits of our end-to-end avocado solutions are:

Gentle handling at high grading speeds of up to 12 avocados per second

Intelligent optimizers to minimize 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

Minimized product giveaway

Discover how Compac can help transform your packhouse

  • Infeed & Treatment
  • Sorting & Grading
  • Packing
  • Carton Handling,
    Palletizing & Robotics
  • Data & Analysis
  • Service & Support

Infeed & Treatment

Compac'’s avocado infeed solutions ensure a gentle transition from bin or field box to the sorter. Options include:

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Bin Tipping

Our bin tipping technology is fully automated and efficient and dumping bins of avocados gently onto the line. Different system options cater for between 20-120 bins per hour.

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Small Fruit Eliminator

Using a mesh-like conveyor, under-sized avocados are redirected before they reach the grader.

Compac’'s avocado treatment options include:

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High Pressure Washer

The washer effectively removes spray residue, pests and other contaminants from avocados before sorting. This ensures debris are removed and avocados are graded more accurately, meet market requirements for the removal of pests and residues.  

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Air Blade

Compac'’s stainless steel air blades ensure avocados are dried and debris removed. Their unique design reduces noise pollution in the packhouse.

Sorting & Grading

Central to Compac'’s avocado 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 SpectrimInspectra and InVision avocados grading systems. Both systems reduce labor requirements and provide you with unparalleled sorting consistency and accuracy. 

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Weighing

Compac'’s weighing and pack optimization software delivers unsurpassed accuracy by meeting pack specifications, reducing avocado giveaway and maximizing profits.

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Color

Our intelligent, easy-to-use software enables intuitive recognition of fruit types and will adjust grading accordingly. 

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Surface Defects

Using Compac’'s advanced platform, avocados are sorted by the presence of surface blemishes. Avocados are then graded on minor to major defects including skin blemishes, insect damage, misshapen fruit, bruising and abrasions. Our systems can be configured to grade for differing levels of defects, providing maximum control when matching product grades to different markets.   

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Internal

Keep bad avocados out of a good box and reduce fruit giveaway with Compac'’s Inspectra - a non-invasive solution for internal defect grading. NIR is an ideal solution for measuring dry matter and ripeness of avocados.

Packing

Compac'’s packing solutions have been designed with avocados in mind, ensuring a particularly gentle transition and handling. We have many avocado packing solutions to meet the different needs of our customers including:

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Volume Filling 

Compac provides a range of volume filling solutions from simple chutes and gates through to automatic box filling units weighing options at the outlet of the sizer to fill boxes with a specific count and weight of avocados.

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Bin Filling

We offer a full range of units designed to fill bins in a gentle and smooth motion, without damaging the avocados. Our filler includes a sensor to control the level of avocados in the bin. Both manual and automatic filling options are available.

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Tray Filling

Compac'’s tray filler is an efficient, gentle system designed to move avocados 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.

 

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Bagging

Compac has a range of bagging solutions available to meet the different needs and requirements of our customers. We offer options for accumulation to ensure a consistent and even flow of avocados.

Carton Handling & Robotics

Reduce your labor requirements with our automated Carton Handling Systems (CHS). 

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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.

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Data & Analytics

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Compac’'s data and integration solutions track and record all avocados as they cross the sorter and move through the packhouse. 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.  

We also facilitate remote sampling of various grades and sizes of avocados for packhouse quality control.

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After Sales Service & Support

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 - and 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.

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