A LOW COST SORTING SOLUTION FOR THE FRUIT SECTOR BASED ON THE EVALUATION OF INTERNAL FRUIT QUALITY

Fruit producers are increasingly responding to consumer demand for “premium grade” fruit. FRUITGRADING will provide fruit producers a novel solution for sorting different types of fruit by quality grade. This technology will optimise the separation of fruit according to quality by evaluating the internal characteristics of fruit. Producers will be able to identify and select the finest quality product, guaranteeing the consumer premium grade fruit at the best price.

The FRUITGRADING technology combines magnetic induction spectroscopy and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy to measure the internal properties of fruit which determine its taste.

Benefits:

  • Cost-effective
  • Non-contact internal inspection
  • Promotes “premium grade” products
  • Improves the selection and quality of fruit in the market
  • Encourages a healthy diet