New Tray Tipper automates fruit delivery into KATO260 blueberry sorter

March 12 , 2019


Auckland, New Zealand, – BBC Technologies, part of TOMRA Food and global leader in turnkey solutions for sorting, packing and optimizing small fruit, extends its turnkey blueberry line with the new Tray Tipper, which automates delivery of the fruit into its industry-defining KATO260 sorter, optimizing its performance.

The new automated Tray Tipper system was developed to improve front of line loading of fruit onto its KATO260 precision grading line, the most refined solution for optical selection and optimization of blueberries on the market.

The Tray Tipper uses speed feedback from the KATO260 to ensure a consistent supply and even distribution of the blueberries onto the sorter, optimizing its throughput. It perfectly complements the KATO260’s design that emphasizes delicate handling and product preservation by gently loading the fruit onto the processing line.

The new Tray Tipper automated system further enhances the high efficiency and quality performance of the KATO260, which can accurately sort at speeds of 280 berries per second, handling the product with extreme care to maximize bloom retention and shelf life.


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