Tools of the Trade: 'Game-changing' new cherry grading technology

Rural Exchange 25/11/2017

Cherry produce has always been plagued by cherry nose and stem defects, where one bad cherry can affect an entire batch.

Timothy Marshall, product marketing manager at Compac, joins Rural Exchange in the studio to discuss the latest cherry grading technology.

The technology involves cameras that allow the entire cherry to be viewed, and therefore eliminated from a batch if defected.

“[It’s a] game changer, definitely,” says Mr Marshall.

Cherry growers put so much pressure on Compac for these advancements that the company released the latest device one year earlier than scheduled.

The new cherry grading technology has been in development for two years, launching just two months ago. The device will also launch in California and Washington in the US early next year.

Compac boasts over 30 years experience designing and building turnkey packhouse technology – now with a new cherry grading technology.

Watch the full interview with Timothy Marshall above.

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