Starr Ranch has implemented Ellips’ apple grading technology. The choice is based on the proven color, defect and internal quality grading.View case
- Optimize throughput
- Less labor
- Consistent quality
Elisam grading machine
powered by Ellips technology
Do you have the ambition to increase the capacity of your business? Are you facing challenges such as labor issues and inconsistent quality? With our leading apple grading machine you have the full control to grow as a preferred supplier.
Every apple counts, every single minute of grading is important – it’s why the Elisam GranTorino apple grading machine is build for speed and exceptional capacity. Such huge throughput will transform your business productivity, profitability and reduce dependance on labor. Make every single apple from your harvest count, with minimal waste.
By consistently achieving your client’s quality requirements every season, it takes your reputation to the next level. And so GranTorino analyzes each apple inside and out, detecting size, weight, color, stem bowl cracks, sunburn, punctures, russet, internal browning, water core and internal bruising. With every apple graded correctly, you’ll maximize the return on each harvest while delivering exactly what your customer needs.
When it comes to growing apples, you’re the expert. And when it comes to growing revenue, we know how to help. With the combination of our world-class grading software and the GranTorino grading machine you’ll get the most value from your apples by maximizing yields and reducing food waste. It’s highly flexible and lets you to meet any market demands or export criteria – helping you strengthen your position as a preferred supplier and achieve a faster return on investment.
Joe Schwilke | Starr Ranch Growers | USA
Ray Keller | Apple King | USA
Kyle Mills | Apple King | USA
Internal defects have nowhere to hide with world-leading Ellips TrueSort™ technology. It precisely analyses the internal quality of each apple and detects a multitude of defects at incredible speed such as internal browning, water core, internal bruising, bleeding and more
Whatever the size or shape of your apples, GranTorino grading machine handles them all. Its unique rotating carrier creates a 360° view of each apple, allowing you to analyze the entire surface for characteristics and defects such as sunburn, punctures, russet, damage from birds or insects, frost damage, bruises, shrivel (dehydration), stem bowl cracks and more
The GranTorino apple grading machine volumetrically weighs every apple at high-speed using images from advanced cameras. Our unique TrueSort™ software also monitors the average product weight and capacity per hour.
Every apple rotates under the camera as 40 images are taken to measure the entire surface. This lets the machine calculate the precise diameter, length and surface area. It will also recognize shape related defects or doubles (2 apples in 1 cup).
Ultrafine color separations are created using TrueSort™ software allowing operators to quickly create or modify color profiles for apples. Then using live feedback from the cameras, the apple color is accurately graded.
Ellips developed a deep learning toolbox called TrueAI. This toolbox is going to help you with near-perfect grading accuracy and detecting complex defects such as stem bowl cracks. The new software has been trained using large amounts of data combined with the expertise of quality control personnel. You still want the best of both worlds: an operator who has knowledge of the different apple varieties and how to target the right defects combined with this powerful new tool.
TrueSort’s™ easy-to-use dashboard gives real-time data such as the percentage of defective apples, the amount of waste and the distribution of different quality aspects for each batch. This lets you make accurate operational decisions on-to-go whilst also giving you the freedom to incorporate data from your sorting process into dashboards and ERP systems.
From infeed to packaging, end-to-end traceability is crucial to guaranteeing apple quality and safety. These insights can help improve your profitability, optimize your operating efficiency, analyze yields, and reduce food waste. It’s why every package is labeled so it can be tracked and traced back to the original grower and the field it came from.
The robust and reliable Elisam GranTorino is an industry-leading apple grading machine. Its unique mechanical design delivers gentle, yet fast and accurate handling of any type of apple. Everything your business needs to accelerate its success.
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Working directly with hundreds of packhouses around the globe, we’ve fully integrated our machines into each individual facility. Together with our partners, we’ll do the same for you ensuring your entire packhouse is optimized and seamlessly connected across multi-head weighers, bin tippers, washing and waxing machines, drying tunnels, palletizers, packing tables and automated packaging.
As we offer a complete solution, our service doesn’t stop once the apples are graded, we can also offer customized packaging solutions. Our technology is designed to reduce packing and labor costs, whilst making your packhouse more efficient. As it’s an automated system, it will distribute the apples into boxes, bags, bins, totes or tanks, eliminating the need for human labor.