"As I think of Compac, I think of a great partner… - someone that'’s very innovative [and] that’'s working hand in hand with us to think about what’'s next for us."

- Paramount

Citrus

Compac works with the world’s leading citrus packhouses. We deliver unrivalled performance in terms of speed, handling, blemish detection and sorting accuracy.

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We have over 30 years experience designing and building complete turnkey citrus packhouse technology solutions - from infeed through to our world-class after sales support.

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

Gentle handling at high grading speeds of 12 citrus per second

16 colour grades available

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

I truly believe that Compac's blemish-detection technology is at least a generation ahead of everyone else."
- Limoneria
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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 citrus 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 citrus gently onto belts or into water flumes for transportation. Our systems cater for between 45-100 bins per hour.

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Small Fruit Eliminator 

Using a series of steel conveyor rollers with a gap between each roller, undersized citrus are redirected before they reach the grader. Fixed and variable options are available.

Compac'’s citrus treatment options include:

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Sanitizing

Sanitizing is performed to reduce mould and bacteria load on fruit. Disinfection of the fruit’s surface is part of the overall sanitation process.

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Cleaning

Citrus is washed and brushed prior to treatment. Washing units prepare the surface for fungicides and protective coatings as well as enhancing the appearance of your fruit.

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Fungiside

Compac equipment uses flood or spray application for fungicide. This treatment is applied over the entire surface of the citrus by rotating brushes to help suppress and control decay, mould, and spores from forming on your fruit.   

 

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Protective Wax

Compac’'s wax applicator is designed to apply a carefully controlled coating of wax to citrus. This enhances appearance, reduces moisture loss, and applies some fungicides to the surface of the fruit.

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Drying Room and Tunnel

Compac provides a full range of drying units including a full drying room and conventional and vertical tunnels. All options control temperature and humidity as the citrus passes through to ensure moisture is removed.

Sorting & Grading

Central to Compac'’s citrus solutions is our state-of-the-art sorting technology. Your production requirements and capacity determine whether single, dual or multi-lane sorting capabilities is right for your packhouse. What differentiates our sorting solutions is our innovative, industry-leading SpectrimInspectra and InVision citrus 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 citrus giveaway and maximizing profits. 

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Color

Our intelligent, easy-to-use software enables consistent grading of citrus by color with the ability to define 16 different grades of colour.

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Surface Defects

The quality and consistency of surface blemish sorting, reduces labor and packing costs and effectively sorts for surface damage, texture, blackspot and scarring.

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Size and Shape

Using Compac'’s intelligent and easy-to-use software, fruit images are analyzed with multiple measurements to ensure accuracy, consistent size and shape sorting of citrus.  

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Density

Compac are pioneers in density sorting of citrus. We use innovative mathematical algorithms to accurately determine volume and weight measurements and density calculations for state-of-the-art frost damage grading.

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Internal 

Reduce your fruit giveaway with Inspectra - a non-invasive solution for internal defect grading. The NIR spectrometer can detect brix, acid, frost damage and granulation via Compac's Inspectra.

Packing

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

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Volume Filling

Compac'’s automatic box filling machine has weighing options at the outlet of the sizer to fill boxes with a specific volume of fruit.

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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 citrus. Our fillers include a sensor to control the citrus level  and come with options for both manual and automatic filling of bins.

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Bagging

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.

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Pattern Packing

High production units for packing boxes of citrus. The packer uses gentle handling to ensure the citrus is delicately packed without any damage and presentation is high.

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.

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Data & Analytics

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Compac’'s data and integration solutions track and record all citruses 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.  

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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; 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 localised support for our customers.

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