Blueberry packaging line for larger growers

We offer packing lines tailored to the needs of larger producers. Check out the sample line.

The features and benefits of the blueberry packing line for larger growers

A highly accurate weigh & fill system enables overweighing to be limited to the weight of a single fruit, which results in savings of tens of thousands of euros per season

An effective and efficient sorting system that rejects undersized, rotten, and unripe fruit

High performance and flexible packing – the machine makes it possible to use various sizes and weights of packaging, from 125 g to 1 kg

A wide range of possible packaging containers: standard containers, shakers, pails, pulp or cardboard containers, clamshells, and others

The machine is adapted to meet the applicable standards and market requirements

Quick, intuitive, and easy changeover to other containers or packaging weights

A systems that prevent fruit from falling out during packing

Increasing competitiveness on the market by supplying high quality fruit

A diagram of the line

The line consists of machines that can also be purchased separately:

1

Dovetail feed system

We offer a variety of dovetail feed systems for distribution of products to different components/parts of the line.

Description:

We offer a variety of dovetail feed systems for distribution of products to different components/parts of the line.

Features and advantages

  • The design of the conveyor ensures a low fruit drop height, which contributes to maintaining a high product quality 
  • A safe and hygienic design that protects the natural characteristics of the fruit, such as the wax bloom
  • Use of high quality materials for the fruit and vegetable segment
  • An ergonomic design of the belt conveyor ensures easy and fast cleaning, thus saving time and labour costs
  • Possibility to design a conveyor according to individual needs and requirements
2

Cleaning blower

The unit is designed to remove dirt from fruit. The machine effectively removes leaves, sticks, dried flowers and undersized fruits.

Description: 

The unit is designed to remove dirt from fruit. The machine effectively removes leaves, sticks, dried flowers and undersized fruits. It is an extremely useful and helpful machine for sorting mechanically harvested fruit.

Purpose

  • Berries:
    – Blueberries
    – Cranberries
    – Black currants
    – Aronia
    – Bilberry

Features and advantages

  • The patented separation system makes it possible to separate small fruits that can still be used for processing
  • The system is Very gentle on the fruit
  • The self-cleaning mechanism makes it easy to keep the unit clean
  • A stainless-steel housing
  • The machine’s legs are equipped with wheels to ensure full mobility
  • Adjusting the blowing force
  • A simple design for easy maintenance.
3

Belt calibrator

A unit for sorting blueberries by size. It uses technologies that enable accurate and gentle sorting.

Description:

A unit for sorting blueberries by size. It uses technologies that enable accurate and gentle sorting. Removes undersized fruit and debris with specially adjustable slots between belts.
The belt calibrator is a very flexible grading machinery for blueberries. Thanks to its modular design, the grading machinery easily adapts to both large and small packaging lines. A jumbo calibrator is the best solution for removing wrong-sized and undersized fruit.

Purpose

  • Berries:
    – Blueberries
    – Cranberries
    – Black currants
  • Sweet and sour cherries
  • Tomatoes

Features and advantages:

Made of materials that are gentle to the fruit and do not rub off the bloom;
Belt width adjustable in the range of 8-12 mm;
A very gentle system with a low drop height on the reject belt conveyor;
A patented size adjustment system to easily adjust the calibrator to customer requirements;
A direct, stepless drive for smooth operation;
The simple design allows for easy disassembly and assembly, as well as cleaning of the machine;
The machine’s legs are equipped with wheels to ensure full mobility;
Made of stainless steel.

4

Softness sorter

A softness sorter is a great solution for plantations that focus on quality. The machine sorts blueberries according to softness.

Description:

A softness sorter is the best solution for medium and large plantations. The machine sorts blueberries according softness – it removes fruits that are too soft, too ripe, dried out, and damaged.

The Impulse softness sorter makes it possible to sort blueberries damaged by Drosophila suzukii and those infested with anthracnose.

Purpose

  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Black currants

Features and advantages:

  • A very high efficiency of sorting according to softness thanks to 40 touch sensors
  • Possibility to sort out blueberries damaged by Drosophila suzukii or infested with anthracnose
  • A high sorting accuracy resulting in fewer complaints
  • A variety of uses for the sorters, including for other fruits, and the possibility to arrange the sorter in different line configurations
  • A modular and versatile design, allowing connection to other machines in the line;
  • Thanks to the easy system, operation of the machine is simple and fast, and does not require many hours of training
  • The unit is easy to clean and maintain.
5

Optical sorter

The optical sorter is designed for sorting blueberries/cranberries according to the ripeness of the fruit.

Description:

The optical sorter is designed for sorting blueberries/cranberries according to the ripeness of the fruit. It uses a two camera row system and infrared technology to efficiently and accurately remove unripe, overripe, and damaged fruit.

The optical sorter makes it possible to sort blueberries/cranberries damaged by Drosophila suzukii and those infested with anthracnose.

Purpose

  • Berries:
    – Blueberries
    – Cranberries
    – Bilberries
    – Black currants
    – Aronia

Features and advantages

  • Very accurate sorting of blueberries and especially unripe or damaged fruit, thanks to the use of two rows of cameras that scan more than 90% of the surface of each fruit
  • A high sorting accuracy resulting in fewer complaints
  • Support in mechanical harvesting
  • A variety of uses for the sorters, including for other fruits, and the possibility to arrange the sorter in different line configurations
  • A modular and versatile design, allowing connection to other machines in the line
  • The machine is easy to use and does not require many hours of training
  • The unit is easy to clean and maintain
6

Inspection table

It is the part of a sorting and packing line where the workers visually inspect the sorted fruit.

Description:

It is the part of a sorting and packing line where the workers visually inspect the sorted fruit.

Features and advantages

  • A safe and hygienic design that protects the natural characteristics of the fruit, such as the wax bloom
  • An ergonomic design of the belt conveyor ensures easy and fast cleaning, thus saving time and labour costs
  • Use of high quality materials for the fruit and vegetable segment
  • Side channels to eliminate fruit of bad quality
7

12-scale weigh & fill with an inverter

Thanks to its combination of high output and weighing accuracy, it is currently the most widely used machine for packaging blueberries.

Description:

Thanks to its combination of high output and weighing accuracy, it is currently the most widely used machine for packaging blueberries. The 12-scale system is designed to package fruit in a variety of container formats and weights at speeds of up to 170 packages per minute. A simple stainless steel design for easy operation, cleaning, and maintenance. The unit is equipped with a clear and easy to use control touch panel.

Purpose

  • Berries:

– Blueberries
– Cranberries
– Black currants
– Bilberries
– Aronia

  • Frozen fruit
  • Tomatoes

Features and advantages

  • This highly accurate 12-scale weigh & fill system makes it possible to limit overweighing to the weight of a single fruit
  • An extremely gentle system for spreading the fruit on the machine, which guarantees preservation of the wax bloom on the packaged fruit
  • High packaging output – up to 170 containers per minute
  • High packaging flexibility – the machine allows the use of various types of packaging such as punnet, clamshell, bucket, cardboard box, shaker, etc. for weights from 125 g to 1.5 kg
  • Special software available in a Polish language version for registering each packed container
  • The unit is easy to clean and maintain

A conveyor belt for transporting containers to the scales of the weigh & fill:

  • A system for quick change of containers
  • Quick transport of containers to the scales
  • Easy to adjust change of packaging
  • Made of stainless steel
8

Lidding conveyor

This conveyor is used to transport containers with fruit. We offer different types and shapes of conveyor belt conveyors.

Description:

This conveyor is used to transport containers with fruit. We offer different types and shapes of conveyor belt conveyors.  

Features and advantages

  • A hygienic design for safe transport of packages
  • An ergonomic design of the belt conveyor ensures easy and fast cleaning, thus saving time and labour costs
  • Use of high quality materials suitable for the fruit and vegetable segment
  • Possibility to design a conveyor according to individual needs and requirements
9

Revolution traysealer

The Revolution traysealer makes it possible to seal trays with containers filled with blueberries with film on the top.

Description:

The Revolution traysealer makes it possible to seal trays with containers filled with blueberries with film on the top. The fastest all-electric fruit container traysealer available on the market. The machine allows the topseal shrink film to be bonded to the container, preventing spillage of packaged fruit and giving the packaging an attractive and hygienic appearance. The Revolution traysealer is designed for customers who are interested in automating the packaging process and want to achieve high sealing efficiency.

The operating capacity of the Revolution traysealer is 16-18 cycles per minute. The technology used makes the traysealer perfectly suitable for producers of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as ready-made meals.

Thanks to its lightweight design, the unit is very easy to operate and maintain.

Purpose

  • Soft fruit
  • Processed fruit and vegetables
  • Tomatoes
  • Salads and herbs
  • Mushrooms
  • Ready-made meals
  • Dips and sauces
  • Processed meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish

Features and advantages

  • Extended use-by date of products packaged in topseal with modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and vacuum packaging (MAP-V), as well as the SkinPack technology
  • The traysealer makes it possible to achieve savings on packaging by replacing expensive lids with shrink film
  • Flexibility in terms of packaging formats
  • Reduced plastic consumption – the lid is about 13 g of plastic and the shrink film is just over 1 g – savings compared to flowpack film
  • Thanks to its intuitive and user-friendly touch screen and the quick exchange of parts, the traysealer is easy to operate
  • A clear and easy to read touch screen provides real-time information on the status, performance, and diagnostics of the unit
  • Thanks to the POWERDRIVE system, the traysealer does not require compressed air, which makes it energy efficient
  • Easy access to the parts most sensitive to contamination for fast cleaning
10

Labeller

A labelling kit for applying self-adhesive labels to the top, bottom, and side of packages transported on a conveyor belt.

Description:

A labelling kit for applying self-adhesive labels to the top, bottom, and side of packages transported on a conveyor belt. The unit is equipped with labelling heads with a colour control touch screen to manage and operate the system.

Features and advantages

  • Possibility to apply labels in different places on the packaging
  • A versatile label applicator, including film, paper, and transparent labels
  • Possibility to adapt the machine to changing trends on the packaging market
  • A versatile design enables long and short production cycles
  • Easy-to-use software with a short operating instruction for each function key integrated in the touch panel
  • Easy change of label rolls thanks to the Quick Roll Changeover (QRC) system
  • Optical detection of the package edge enables precise label application in the designated spot 
  • Control – a PLC, a colour touch panel, an intuitive menu in Polish, English, Russian, and optionally other languages
11

Automatic checkweigher with metal detector

The automatic checkweigher additionally has an integrated metal detector to detect foreign bodies in the packaging.

Description:

The automatic checkweigher additionally has an integrated metal detector to detect foreign bodies in the packaging.

Features and advantages:

  • Process control
  • Compliance certification requirements
  • Product savings by eliminating overweighing
  • Possibility to work on medium-weight (E-weights) systems
  • Thanks to the special design, changing the transport height is no problem
  • Automated reports provide production transparency and quality control for every piece produced – memory for 200 products
  • Product safety guaranteed by differentiated statistical analysis of total, accepted, and rejected production
  • The scale is designed for extension of its functions
  • The design of the scale ensures highest stability and weighing accuracy
  • A detection technology operating in many frequency bands – high rate of detection of foreign objects
  • Quick and easy system changeover to subsequent product batches thanks to the storage of multiple product items
  • A self-learning feature – fast, error-free setup and adjustment of product settings by the operator, requiring no specialized training or engineering knowledge
  • Access protection – protection against unauthorized changes with a system of user passwords or fingerprint authentication
  • A wide range of interfaces for easy integration into industrial data networks
  • Easy to clean, even under demanding conditions (low/high temperatures)
12

Control machine

The control machine is an advanced production line control system based on a Siemens PLC. It makes it possible to manage the entire system from one place.

Description:

The control machine is an advanced line control system based on a Siemens PLC. It makes it possible to manage the entire line from a single location using an operator panel (HMI) that has access to the diagnostics and status of each line component and continuously displays the production progress. The control machine displays the causes of stops, faults and errors, and is responsible for controlling, navigating, and monitoring the machine workflow, thus saving the operators’ time. 

Features and advantages:

  • Product protection – prevents collisions and losses by automatically controlling the system from one location
  • Power distribution for the machinery
  • Intuitive operation of the production line from the 12″ operator panel (HMI) (line START/STOP, speed of individual conveyors, possibility to deactivate the signal from the charge sensor, additional functions programmed after consultation with the customer)
  • Logic implemented using advanced SIEMENS PLCs
  • An e-stop for all conveyors in the entire line and possibility to program E-stops for particular components of the line
  • Possibility to reprogram and program additional functions, e.g. A delayed stop, adding a stop signal from the checkweigher
  • A hygienic design, a machine suitable for use in the food industry
  • An illuminated logo with indication of the line status

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