Tomato grading and sorting technology that will optimize your packhouse performance
Make every tomato count and leave nothing to waste.
Why choose TrueSort™ for tomato grading?
Our TrueSort™ software will measure and process every single tomato accurately at incredible speed. Normal sized tomatoes, such as the beef steak variety, can be sorted with 10 products per second per lane. On our cherry tomato and grape tomato machines the sorting speed can even go up to 36 tomatoes per second on every single lane! 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.
Our vision system is designed to operate on almost 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
Tomato grading technology
To obtain the highest quality, three different high-resolution cameras are being used. Our Ellips MSI5 camera-box allows us to have a pixel perfect alignment of the high-quality images. In this way the images of different wavelengths of light can be combined for the optimal result. TrueSort™ can process up to 30 images per single tomato while it rotates for the perfect 360° view. Our sophisticated algorithms allow us to identify and process defects such as, decay, blemishes, skin marks, cuts and more.
The colour of the tomatoes 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. In this way, different shades of red, yellow and green tomatoes can easily be sorted and the software helps in determining the ripeness of the product.
Accurate sizing of the tomatoes is more reliable when the product is viewed from various angles. To achieve this, the tomato is rotated under the camera while multiple images are taken of each product. This permits you to calculate the diameter, surface area and volume. Through size measurements, defects such as misshaped products can be sorted out.
Weight can be calculated from the volume that is measured in the camera images. The operator of the machine can monitor the average product weight and capacity per hour on the dashboard of the TrueSort™ software.
No time to waste
Grading with an Ellips equipped system ensures each cherry to end up at the right place. Quality guarantees will help you opening new markets and customer satisfaction is improved.