Cherry sorting and packing line for small producers

We also offer tailor-made solutions for smaller producers. The sample line consists of conveying elements, a packing and sorting machine, and a labeller. Each project is adapted to match the technical requirements and the available space.

The features and benefits of the sorting and packing line for small producers

Initial visual inspection of the fruit before it is transported to the main sorting unit

Sorting by means of cameras that record each individual fruit by size, colour, and defects – checking the total surface of each individual fruit

Software that makes it possible to define new defects, epidermal defects, and subcutaneous changes that may appear due to different weather conditions

A highly accurate weigh & fill system that allows you to limit overweighing to the weight of a single fruit

High packing capacity and flexibility – up to 50 containers packed per minute; 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, bags, and others

A sorting system that makes it possible to individually create sorting categories according to your clients’ needs – which enables packing fruit for different markets at the same time

A reporting system that provides information on the quantity of sorted fruit for each individual category and quality

A diagram of the line

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

1

4-scale weigh & fill

Thanks to the combination of high capacity and weighing accuracy, it is currently the most widely used cherry packing machine.

Description:

Thanks to the combination of high capacity and weighing accuracy, it is currently the most widely used cherry packing machine. The 4-scale system is designed for packing fruit in a variety of container formats and weights at speeds of up to 50 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

  • Blueberries
  • Gooseberries
  • Cranberries
  • Black currants
  • Bilberries
  • Aronia
  • Frozen fruit
  • Tomatoes

Features and advantages

  • This highly accurate 4-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
  • High packing output – up to 50 containers per minute
  • High packing 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
  • Can be integrated with a checkweigher for packing in the E-weights standard
  • 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
  • Easily adjustable packaging change
  • Made of stainless steel
2

Lidding conveyor

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

Description:

This conveyor is used to transport containers with fruit. We offer different types and shapes of 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
3

Labeller

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

Description: A labelling kit for applying self-adhesive labels to the top, bottom, and sides 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 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 other optional languages
4

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 location.

Description:

The control machine is an advanced line control system based on a Siemens PLC. It makes it possible to manage the entire system 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
5

Small fruit eliminator

The small fruit eliminator makes it possible to sort out all undersized and unmarketable fruit and debris from the orchard, thanks to guides with adjustable slot widths.

Description:

The small fruit eliminator makes it possible to sort out all undersized and unmarketable fruit and debris from the orchard, thanks to guides with adjustable slot widths, thus ensuring that only commercially sized cherries enter the AirJet® sorting system. The sized cherries are flooded with water and then transported to belts that arranges them individually before they enter the sorting system. 

Features and advantages

  • Effective discarding of undersized fruit
  • Designed with food grade materials for quick rinsing after use
  • The machine is designed in compliance with applicable sanitary and hygiene standards
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

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