Leading Grading Technology
Our solutions incorporate the best hardware technology available. Therefore, we work closely with the camera, lighting and computer providers. For software development and optimization, our R&D staff performs ongoing research and development to ensure that our grading technology will deliver the best possible results.
The software runs on any sorting machine, of any brand. Allowing you to grade fruit and vegetables more accurately than ever before.
Discover the various fruit crops and the internal and external factors on which the TrueSort software can grade.
Discover the various vegetable crops and the factors on which the TrueSort software can grade.
Business case: Datepac
2016: 26m LSB
2014: packing costs: 0.0131 $/LSB
2015: packing costs: 0.08 $/LSB or 1 million less
2016: packing costs: 0.063 $/LSB or 1.77 million less
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TrueSort grading software has a modular design. The software can grade crops based on weight, size, color, external and internal quality.
The weight of fruit and vegetables can be determined on a cup system and a roller system. Weighing with an accuracy of within half a gram is possible, even at high speeds. The system automatically corrects for the weight drift of each cup caused by swell of the machine, temperature differences or dust build-up during the day. This guarantees the most reliable data for the best results!
The dimensions of each product are calculated using multiple images of the product. Our software detects the stem and the center of gravity: in this way, we know which diameter must be measured. Specialized algorithms determine the orientation of the product. Diameter, length, curvature, surface – but also shape can be determined.
Our software can measure up to 10 apples or even 30 cherries per second!
The color of the fruit is highly representative of the quality and ripeness of the fruit. The color module enables you to specify the color on which you would like to grade the fruit, using live feedback from high-resolution cameras. In this way, you can accurately specify the properties of the fruit, such as blush. For specific products, like asparagus, this module is essential.
How many rotten spots does a pear have? What percentage of the apple is rotten – and what is the most rotten spot?
For some properties of the fruit, the color module alone is not enough. Shape and context are also important to determine and distinguish specific properties, such as naval, stem, calyx, mould, scratches, and other defects. For these properties the intelligent quality module is the solution. In combination with infrared cameras, even defects and bruises just under the skin can be detected.