"“ The sizing of Compac has been awesome..”"

- Skone & Connors Produce

Potatoes

Compac works with leading packhouses around the world to deliver them outstanding performance in terms of weight grading, 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 potato solutions are:

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

Gentle handling at high grading speeds of 8 potatoes per second

Intelligent optimizers to minimize 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 potato 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 potatoes gently onto the line. Different systems cater for between 20-120 bins per hour.

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Small Fruit Eliminator 

Using a mesh-like conveyor or roller eliminator, under-sized potatoes are redirected before they reach the grader.

Compac’'s potato treatment options include:

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Brushing

Our brushing treatment gently removes dirt and debris from potatoes, keeping the sorting line clean and free of unwanted material to allow for better grading.

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Air Blade

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

 

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Powered Brush Conveyor

Compac’'s stainless steel modular brush unit dries and polishes potatoes and the clear-out bar automatically removes the produce at the end of a day'’s operation.

Sorting & Grading

Central to Compac's potato technology is our unique 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 Spectrim, Inspectra and InVision potato 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 and maximizes profits by meeting pack specifications and reducing onion giveaway.

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Color

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

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Surface Defects

Using Compac'’s advanced software, potatoes are sorted by the presence of surface blemishes. Potatoes are then graded on minor to major defects including skin blemishes, insect damage, misshapen produce, bruising and abrasions. Our System 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 potatoes out of a good box and reduce produce giveaway with Compac'’s Inspectra - a non-invasive solution for internal defect grading. The NIR spectrometer can detect black heart, hollow heart, browning fleck and zebra chip.

Packing

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

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Bin Filling

Compac'’s soft-head automatic filling solution is particularly gentle on potatoes, distributing them evenly into the bin. Sensors detect when the bin is full and move on to the next.

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Bagging

Compac’'s manual or semi-auto bagging systems use unique optimizers to select the optimal combination of potatoes across the sorter, ensuring accurate bag weights are achieved, with the minimum possible giveaway.

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 potatoes 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 potatoes for packhouse quality control.

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After Sales Service & Support

Compac U is our industry-leading service and technical support network, dedicated to ensuring you have the right training and support to keep your packhouse running smoothly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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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