Compac launches new internal inspection for fresh produce
New Zealand’s Compac will launch its Inspectra2 internal inspection system for fresh produce in the first half of 2018 with the global roll-out expected to begin soon after.
Andrew McQueen, senior product manager at Compac, said the new platform uses a spectrometer to measure light absorption as an indicator of internal properties without touching the produce.
“Inspectra2 is designed for flexible application, capable of measuring properties such as sugar content (brix), dry matter and internal defects.” he said.
The ability to detect these properties for each individual fruit allows packers to protect and enhance brand value by creating premium products, according to Compac. Inspectra2 is designed to help optimize the supply chain by improving orchard yield and reducing food waste during storage and transport.
As the second-generation of Compac’s internal grading technology, Inspectra2 was created with an improved user interface.
Inspectra2 will be unveiled at the Compac and TOMRA booth (#253) at PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans on Oct. 20.