Lemon & lime grading and sorting technology that will optimize your packhouse performance

Make every lemon or lime count and leave nothing to waste.

Why choose TrueSort™ for lemon or lime grading?

With our TrueSort™ software you can measure and process every single lemon or lime accurately at incredible speed. Our technology is designed to improve efficiency in your packhouse, reduce packing costs and guarantee consistent quality of your product. 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

Lemon & lime grading technology

External quality

Our high-resolution cameras enable better visual identification of the shape and characteristics of the products. Our grading technology allows customers to quickly establish “variety specific” grading parameters and programs. Defects can be identified based upon threshold on parameters such as, defect severity in size, severity in area percentage on the whole surface or number of defects on the surface. TrueSort provides consistent detection of the most prevalent external defects such as blemish, corrugations, mold, oleicellosis, navel deformations and more.

Colour separation

The colour of the citrus fruit is highly represenative of the quality and ripeness of the fruit. Accurate colour separations are obtained through our TrueSort™ colour module that enables operators to quickly create or modify colour profiles. For example, the operator can easily select the maximum percentage of the citrus fruit’s surface which is allowed to have a shade of green.

Size separation

To measure the entire surface, the citrus fruit is rotated under the camera and multiple images are taken. Using these images the diameter, length and volume of the lemon can be determined. Sizing defects can also be detected such as misshaped lemons.

Weight

Using loadcells, TrueSort™ can accurately measure the weight of your citrus fruit at a top speed of 15 products per second per lane. The system automatically corrects for the weight drift of each cup caused by temperature differences or the build-up of dust during the day.

No time to waste

Grading with an Ellips equipped system ensures each lemon or lime to end up at its rightful destination. Quality guarantees will help you opening new markets and customer satisfaction is improved with on-time delivery of products. So why wait? Start next level grading today!

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