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

    The Ellips TrueSort™ Internal Quality system is the only grading solution on the market today that can accurately detect internal defects. With this technology, you are able to see completely through the product (instead of just underneath the skin). By virtually ‘slicing dates’ into pieces, you can examine the internal quality and recognize various defects at lightning speed. The software detects black mold, moisture, and other internal defects. It is essential to accurately measure the moisture content so you have the right information to make the decision for direct packing, dehydrating, or making dates extra wet before packing.

    Date Grading by Internal Quality

    Date Grading by Internal Quality

    Date Grading by External Quality

    Date Grading by External Quality

    External quality

    One of the biggest challenges in grading dates at higher volumes is that each date comes in a different size and shape. The Elisam GranTorino handles each variation perfectly. With it’s unique rotating carrier you get a 360° view of each date, allowing you to analyze the entire surface. TrueSort™ accurately recognizes the dates’ characteristics and successfully detects the most prevalent external defects.

    Deep Learning

    Ellips developed a deep learning toolbox called TrueAI. This toolbox is going to help you with near-perfect grading accuracy and enables you to detect all severities of loose skin and yellow cap, even on multi-colored dates. The new software has been trained using large amounts of data combined with the expertise of quality control personnel. You want the best of both worlds:
    1.  An operator who has knowledge of date quality characteristics.
    2. This new grading technology to meet your customer’s unique demands.

    Date AI Grading Technology

    Date AI Grading Technology

    Date grading by colour

    Colour separation

    The color is highly representative of the quality and ripeness of your dates. Based on live feedback from the cameras we can determine the color of the date in order to grade the product. Ultrafine color separations are obtained through the TrueSort™ software that enables operators to quickly create or modify color profiles.

    Size separation

    The shape of the date has to be perfectly oval. To measure the entire surface, the onion is rotated under the camera and 10 images are taken of each product. This permits you to calculate the diameter, length, and surface area. Shape related defects or doubles (2 dates in 1 cup) can also be detected.

    Date sorting by size


    Accurate weighing is possible, even at high speed. The weight of each date is calculated volumetrically via images from high tech cameras. The TrueSort™ software monitors the average product weight and capacity per hour.

    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.