Orange grading and sorting technology that will optimize your packhouse performance
Make every orange count and leave nothing to waste.
Why choose TrueSort™ for orange grading?
TrueSort™ software is fast and accurate and enables you to sort oranges 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.
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
Orange grading technology
Our HD cameras enable better visual identification of the fruits shape and context. TrueSort™ accurately finds characteristics such as the navel, stem, molds, bruises and scratches. Our grading technology allows customers to quickly establish “variety specific” grading parameters that provide consistent detection of the most prevalent external defects (i.e. Navel deformations, blemish, corrugations, mould and oleocellosis).
Once the defects are identified, our grading software sorts the oranges into various grades (i.e., premium, second, juice, cull, etc.) based upon threshold values established for defect severity, count or area.
Using the TrueSort™ colour module, you are able to determine the colour on which you want to grade the fruit (for example, the percentage of brown or green on an orange), based on live feedback from the HD+ cameras. Images from multiple cameras at various angles can be combined in order to view the entire surface. The characteristics of the orange, therefore, are calculated based on as much information as possible. Ultrafine colour separations are obtained through our intuitive software that enables operators to quickly create or modify colour profiles.
To measure the entire surface, the orange is rotated under the camera and 10 images are taken of the same product. This permits you to calculate the diameter (with an accuracy of 0.1mm), length and surface area. Defects in shape, like protrusion, can also be detected.
The weight of each orange can be measured on a cup system with built-in weighing system. On roller systems, weight is calculated by volume. Accurate weights (deviation of 1 gram) are possible, even at high speed (up to 15 cups/second). Factors such as temperature differences and dust accumulation throughout the day are automatically taken into account.
Are you ready for next level grading?
Would you like to know more about our grading solutions for oranges or would you like to book a demonstration? Please fill in the contact form and one of our experts will reach out to you.