Equipment/Technology

Elea Technology to present its new, high-capacity system range at Interpom 2022

Elea is introducing its new PEF Advantage B1000-850 system for the processing of chips and fries, the company’s highest capacity belt system to date. According to Stefan Toepfl, Managing Director at Elea: “We have combined ten years of experience, process know-how and user feedback into the design, enabling our clients to process more for less.”

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AVR’s Puma 4.0 Comfort Drive self-propelled harvester upgraded, on display at Interpom 2022

With the Puma 4.0, AVR introduced the world to a robust, high-tech 4-row self-propelled harvester. For the 2023 season, AVR is planning a major upgrade of the All Conditions Control (ACC) digging unit’s depth control mechanism. With fuel prices at an all-time high, AVR says the Puma’s fuel consumption is very low. The machine will be on display for the first time at Interpom 2022.

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Pulsemaster set to unveil latest pulsed electric field (PEF) innovations, discuss future vision during Interpom 2022

Industry professionals involved in the potato processing sector are invited to meet with the Pulsemaster team at this year’s Interpom event to discuss the company’s latest pulsed electric field (PEF) solutions, and its commitment to keep pace with emerging industry trends. “Our latest Pulsemaster PEF-systems are a must-see,” says Managing Director, Mark de Boevere.

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Interpom 2022: Dewulf to showcase several potato and root crop machines

Interpom 2022 is just around the corner, and equipment manufacturer Dewulf will display several of its innovative machines during the event from 27 to 29 November. This will be the first time Dewulf will bring the Miedema Structural 4000 Smart-Float to an in person trade fair. Several widely recognised favourites within the harvester range and planting and storage technology will also be heading to the international potato fair in Kortrijk.

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Tolsma-Grisnich to showcase a number of ‘must-see’ potato innovations at Interpom event

The upcoming Interpom trade show in Belgium is regarded by many as the most specialised indoor trade fair for the potato sector in Europe where the whole chain is represented. It will be hosted on November 26 to 29 this year. Tolsma-Grisnich is happy to announce that it will be showcasing its product offerings at this event. Along with an independent group of specialists from Interpom, the company will showcase a number of ‘must-see’ innovations that will be featured at the fair throughout the event.

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Potato sprout management: 1,4SIGHT a ‘safe and sustainable’ alternative to CIPC, says product specialists

For over 25 years, 1,4GROUP Inc. has dedicated itself to providing value-added customer solutions in potato storage quality management, innovative application techniques and shelf-life extension through scientifically based product development. “1,4SIGHT is the only true dormancy enhancer on the market,” says 1,4GROUP’s Global Director of Research, Development and Innovation, Bernd Frings.

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Haith to reveal new mobile water treatment system at Interpom

The UK’s leading manufacturer of vegetable handling solutions will reveal the latest innovation in mobile machinery at next month’s Interpom (27 – 29 November) – a Mobile Water Treatment System. Utilising Haith’s extensive knowledge of designing and installing water treatment systems at factories, the new Mobile Water Treatment System can be used on-farm at strategic locations or at production factories.

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AVR’s Spirit 7200 now equipped with new ‘Clean & Go’ bunker

AVR’s newest Spirit 7200 recently joined the AVR Spirit family as a trailed, two-row offset potato harvester. New for this machine is that it can now optionally be equipped with the new ‘Clean & Go’ bunker. The new Clean & Go bunker provides additional cleaning by means of a cleaning roller mounted between the bunker floor and the elevator. Nonstop harvesting offers huge logistic advantages. With the Clean & Go bunker, AVR combines the best of 2 worlds.

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Company develops technology to produce egg protein in potatoes

Maya Sapir-Mir and Raya Liberman-Aloni, co-founders of the Israeli start-up PoLoPo, have developed a technology capable of producing egg protein (ovalbumin) in potatoes. PoLoPo believes that ovalbumin is ‘just the beginning’. “We also believe we have another product: a high-protein potato. Potato protein is highly commercial and has a lot of functionality, similar to ovalbumin.”

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Targeted fertiliser application: Stocks AG’s rotor meter saves Jersey Royal Company £300,000

In the last six years, one of the UK’s leading potato growers has saved over £300,000 through an unconventional but highly effective use of Stocks AG’s Rotor Meter. In 2020 Stocks AG developed the i-CON system to control and maintain pre-set application rates and subsequently fitted it to The Jersey Royal Company’s machines. Further reductions in fertiliser use followed.

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Tissue culture tech boosts Kenya’s potato yields

A community project that provides farmers with healthy potato seeds, cultivated using innovative laboratory techniques is significantly increasing yields in Kenya, an agricultural expert says. Kenya’s average potato yield per hectare is around ten tonnes but has the potential to increase to three times that amount with the use of disease-free seed, according to Anthony Kibe, principal investigator of a potato community action research project.

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Tong broadens optical sorting options across its proven range of post-harvest equipment

Leading vegetable handling equipment manufacturer Tong Engineering has announced its latest product development, which will see advanced optical sorting options available on all new models of its popular fieldloader machine, the FieldLoad PRO. Designed to allow growers to effectively clean and load crop in-field and on-farm, the FieldLoad PRO is one of the latest Tong machines on offer with fully-integrated camera sorting facilities.

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The Restrain CO2 extractor said to save store managers ‘thousands’ on energy cost

Managing CO2 levels in potato stores is mainly done with large, energy-hungry fans. By not using your large fans, but instead using a small Restrain CO2 extractor, you can save one and a half hours of run time of the large fans every 24 hours, according to a news release issued by Restrain company. Furthermore, store managers can simply enter crop and storage information online and within 30 seconds the Restrain Energy Calculator will calculate how much can be saved monthly.

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A hydraulic harvester: Luxury or necessity?

The biggest single improvement in harvesters in the past few decades is full hydraulic control, available only over the past handful of years. Engineers at Lockwood Mfg reflect in this article whether you should be considering making a switch to a fully hydraulic harvester. They say while hydraulic control might seem like an optional luxury today, the results it can easily produce may be a processor-mandated necessity tomorrow.

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Grimme’s new store loader SL 919 demonstrated at PotatoEurope

At the PotatoEurope event in Germany this week, the new SL 919 store loader with “Quantum” infeed conveyor will be demonstrated in practical use. The store loader is equipped with a 900 mm wide conveyor belt and a CCI 800 ISOBUS operator terminal. The SL series store loaders can be used for storing and loading potatoes, onions, red beet, celery and bulk goods.

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Newtec: Helping companies optimise production through durable weighing, sorting and packing equipment

Newtec’s weighing, sorting and packing solutions offer reliability and efficiency of production for customers in the food industry. With its focus on establishing long-lasting trust with customers globally, Newtec helps companies optimise production through easy-to-use and durable weighing, sorting and packing equipment, minimising giveaway and turning produce into highly competitive end-products.

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A sensor that can ‘smell’: Researchers developed new biological sensor to detect soft rot in potato tubers

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel’s Volcani Institute successfully developed a biological sensor for early detection of hidden disease in potato tubers. The sensor relies on smart bioengineering and optics. When the sensor is exposed to an infected potato, a bacterial compound within lights up—with the strength of the luminescence indicating the concentration and composition of potato tuber soft rot.

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PotatoEurope visitors to see latest handling innovations from Haith

Haith will present its revolutionary new grading machine – the ProSort – to European farmers at the PotatoEurope 2022 event in September. As well as promoting its new ProSort mobile optical grader, Haith will also be talking about the latest developments in modular washing lines, the ProLine, and Queens Award for Enterprise winning RotaTip box tippler.

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Dewulf to showcase and demo harvesters, planters and storage equipment at PotatoEurope 2022

On 7 and 8 September, exhibitors and visitors will be welcomed at Rittergut Bockerode, near Hannover in Germany where the PotatoEurope 2022 event will be hosted. Dewulf is pleased to announce that the company will be present with a varied selection of its equipment range, including harvesters, planters and storage technology. The company will showcase 9 machines during the event.

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Plant Health Care signs agreement to conduct potato trials with Agrii in the UK

Plant Health Care PLC on Monday said it has entered a trials agreement with Agrii UK Ltd, under which Agrii will evaluate Plant Health’s PREtec technology, as Sophie Rose reports for Alliance News. “PREtec is a novel class of technology which stimulates a plants’ immune system to defend itself from a variety of abiotic stresses to improve plant health and yield,” the North Carolina-based agricultural products firm explained.

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Dewulf at Potato Demonstration Day: First international demo of the Enduro potato harvester

Every two years, several organisations from Wageningen join forces to organise the Potato Demonstration Day in Westmaas, the Netherlands. Dewulf, the full-liner in agricultural machines, will be in attendance on the 13th of August this year. Highlights will include the first international appearance of Dewulf’s latest flagship, the Enduro 4-row potato harvester. Several other Dewulf machines will also be on display.

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Urschel acquires JIFCO and announces expansion plans

Urschel Laboratories, Inc., a global leader in food cutting technology, officially acquired JIFCO Products, Inc. The business has been renamed Urschel South. All previous JIFCO employees are now Urschel employees. JIFCO specializes in CNC machining services to produce top quality, American-made parts. The company is one of the few precision machine shops in the manufacturing prototype industry.

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Dutch potato wholesaler Greydanus takes steps to make its washing process more automated and sustainable

Ten years ago, Greydanus invested in a complete water purifying system for washing potatoes using purified water. As a result, this Dutch potato wholesaler uses much less water. And just as importantly, the potatoes’ quality and storability have improved considerably. The current system still works perfectly well and is entirely up-to-date, thanks to the latest technology provided by VAM WaterTech.

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