Asparagus grading and sorting technology that will optimize your packhouse performance

Make every asparagus count and leave nothing to waste.

Why choose TrueSort™ for asparagus grading?

TrueSort™ software is fast and accurate and enables you to sort asparagus at a speed of 10 units per second per lane. While yielding high productivity and accuracy, it will allow you to open new markets and get premium prices for your product. Our technology is designed to reduce packing costs and making your packhouse more efficient. Choose Ellips, and we will revolutionize your business.

Flexible Solutions
Our vision system is designed to operate on virtually any manufacturer’s sorting equipment. This enables you to select the appropriate grading machine or to retrofit your existing sizer.

  • Perfect colour & size accuracy
  • Accurate defect detection
  • Labour cost reduction
  • Significant capacity improvement
  • Increased process efficiency

Asparagus grading technology

External quality

Our external quality system successfully detects and sorts misshapen and double products. Ellips also invented the asparagus ‘open head measurement’, to have more information on the freshness of the product. An extra camera and laser unit is capable of determining this more in detail. Another option Ellips can provide is the ‘hollow spear measurement’. This unit uses an extra camera and a special lighting box. The asparagus must be rotated under the camera while being measured.

Colour separation

The colour is highly representative of the quality of the asparagus. Our colour module can determine – based on live feedback from the cameras – the colour in order to grade the asparagus (for example, green, white and purple). Rust on the body or pink discoloration on the white asparagus head can also be detected. While rotating under the camera, consecutive images of the asparagus are combined. Ultrafine colour separations are obtained through our TrueSort™ intuitive software that enables operators to quickly create or modify colour spectra.

Size separation

Our size module determines length and diameter (with an accuracy of 0.1mm), curvature, flowering and skin irregularities or dirt sticking to the asparagus. In order to receive more accurate details the product is looked at from various angles. Therefore, the asparagus is rotated under the camera and 5 images are taken of each product.

Weight

The weight of every single asparagus can be measured on a cup system or roller system with built-in weighing system. Accurate weighing (+/- 1 gram) is possible, even at high speed (up to 10 cups/second). The system automatically takes into account factors such as temperature differences and dirt accumulation throughout the day.

No time to waste

Grading with an Ellips equipped system ensures every single asparagus to end up at the right place. Quality guarantees will help you opening new markets and customer satisfaction is improved with on-time delivery of products.

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