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Integrated System for Handling, Inspecting and Packing Fruit and Vegetables

Objective

Many companies in the agro-industries are shifting their priorities from mass production to quality optimisation due to changing customer requirements.

While traditional packing houses are able to automatically handle high amounts of fruit and vegetables, sorting criteria are limited and complementary cost-intensive manual operations are necessary for quality sorting and packing.

The SHIVA project aims to develop sensor and handling systems for automatic sorting, quality evaluation and packing of fresh products.

The overall goal is to design and implement an integrated system including:

- new sensor systems for online quality control
- robot cells equipped with vision and sensor systems for optimum sorting and packing
- flexible fruit box handling systems, optimised for different products and containers
- CIM management of the packing line, using advanced control system architecture.

Coordinator

PELLENC SA
Address
47 Route De Cavaillon
84122 Pertuis
France

Participants (4)

Centre National du Machinisme Agricole, du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (CEMAGREF)
France
Address
Parc De Tourvoie
92163 Antony
FOOD MACHINERY ESPANOLA
Spain
Address
Jesus Morante Borras, 24, 90
46012 Valencia
INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGRARIAS
Spain
Address
Carretera Moncada Naquera, Km 5
46113 Valencia
Syntax Factory Automation SpA
Italy
Address
Via Vincenzo Vela 27
10129 Torino