German potato wholesaler Wilhelm Weyers of Weeze last year invested in a new optical potato sorting machine from Elisam. CEO Reinhard Krebers is proud of this novelty.
“Until now, potatoes could only be sorted by appearance. Thanks to our optical sorting machine, no internally defective potatoes leave our premises. It is unique in the world. And we are very proud of that, ”Reinhard Krebers said in a press release.
“Until recently, graders could not give any guarantees regarding internal quality because many internal defects are not visible from the outside. You can hardly go and cut every potato, and even random samples give no guarantees.
“Ellips Grading software uses light transmission technology and allows us to look completely through the potatoes, not just through a limited part of the skin. The device almost “cuts” the potatoes into pieces to check the internal quality. This allows us to recognize diseases and defects at lightning speed. “
Potato quality in some parts of the world is declining due to climate change. As a result, processing capacity is reduced and more staff are needed for sorting.
“There hasn’t been a better year to start using the Elisam car than this year,” Krebers concludes. “Because of the poor quality of the potatoes, otherwise we would need eight to ten people to sort, and finding reliable workers is only getting harder,” says Reinhard Krebers.
https://www.potatonewstoday.com/2022/02/16/potato-wholesaler-wilhelm-weyers-invests-in-new-optical-potato-sorting-machine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=potato-wholesaler-wilhelm-weyers-invests-in-new-optical-potato-sorting-machine Potato wholesaler Wilhelm Weyers invests in new optical machine for sorting potatoes – Potato News Today