Pear grading: make every pear count and leave nothing to waste.

Grading technology and sorting machinery that will optimize your packhouse performance

Why choose TrueSort™ for pear grading?

TrueSort™ software is fast and accurate and enables you to sort pears 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

Pear grading technology



External quality

For external quality, such as shape and context, Ellips incorporated HD cameras and LED lighting into our vision systems.
TrueSort™ accurately finds characteristics such as the crown, 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., bruises, russet, bird peck and punctures).
Once the defects are identified, our grading software sorts the pears into various grades (i.e., premium, second, peeler, cull, etc.) based upon threshold values established for defect severity, count or area.

Colour separation

Our system can determine – based on live feedback from the cameras – the colour in order to grade the fruit (for example, the russet color). Ultrafine colour separations are obtained through TrueSort™ intuitive software that enables operators to quickly create or modify colour profiles. Yellow, green and dark products can easily be graded in multiple colour classes.

Size separation

The sizing module measures the diameter (with an accuracy of 0.1mm), length, ratio and curvature (useful for the varieties with a long and slender neck) of the pear. To achieve this the fruit is gently rotated under the camera and multiple images are taken of every single product. Double detection is there to check the singulation process of the fruit. For pears, the ratio measurement is a good indication of the shape.


The weight of every single pear can be measured on a cup system or roller system with a built-in weighing system. Accurate weighing (less than 1 gram) is possible, even at high speed. The system automatically takes into account factors such as temperature differences and dust accumulation throughout the day.

Are you ready for next level grading?

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