Date grading: make every date count and leave nothing to waste.

Grading technology and sorting machinery that will optimize your packhouse performance

Why choose TrueSort™ for date grading?

TrueSort™ software is fast and accurate and enables you to sort dates at a speed of 25 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

Download the brochure: this is how you achieve next level date grading

  • You gain insights which defects can be graded
  • You will learn about the possibilities of Ellips optical grading software
  • You better understand the capabilities of the Elisam GranTorino Date Grader
Date grading Brochure

    Date grading technology

    Internal quality

    Our Ellips TrueSort™ Internal Quality system is the only system on the market today that can accurately detect internal defects on dates. With this technology, you are able to see completely through the product (instead of just underneath the skin) by virtually ‘slicing dates’ into pieces.

    The software detects black mold, moisture detection and other internal defects.

    TrueSort™ is a user friendly system that can quickly modify grading programs to address specific issues or customer requirements. Our system enables higher quality products on a consistent basis.


    External quality

    Our external quality system successfully detects the most common defects such as loose skin, calix detection and yellow cap. Once the defects are identified, our TrueSort™ software sorts the dates into various classes based upon defect severity, count or area.


    Our technology is capable of grading dates by the moisture content in order to get the best treatment for the fruit before packing. This enables grading and sorting on 5 categories of moisture: too dry, ready to pack and 3 levels of wetness.

    Colour separation

    The colour is highly representative of the quality and ripeness of the date. Our colour module can determine – based on live feedback from the cameras – the colour in order to grade the fruit (for example, to detect very light brown dates). 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 measures the diameter (with an accuracy of 0.1mm), length, surface area and also volume of the oval shaped product. Also doubles (2 dates in 1 carrier) are detected, dropped and returned into the machine.


    The weight of every single date can be measured on a cup system. Precise weighing (+/- 0.5 gram) is possible, even at high speed (up to 15 cups/second). The system automatically takes into account factors such as temperature differences and stickiness of the carriers throughout the day. To keep the weight accurate, daily cleaning of the cup system is important.
    Volumetric weight can even be calculated and used at speeds up to 25 cups/second.

    Are you ready for next level grading?

    Would you like to know more about our grading solutions for dates or would you like to book a demonstration? Please fill in the contact form and one of our experts will reach out to you.