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UNITEC blueberry vision 3: Competitive advantage for blueberry quality selection

UNITEC blueberry vision 3: Competitive advantage for blueberry quality selection
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UNITEC, specialized in designing and manufacturing innovative technologies for sorting, grading, selecting the quality and packing fresh fruits and vegetables, for 97 years has been committed to improving fruit and vegetable quality selection in over 65 countries of the world in which it operates.

Thanks to its experience, gained working side by side with Customer Packing Houses all over the world, UNITEC Research and Development Team has developed over the years advanced vision systems dedicated to blueberries to ensure accuracy and reliability in selecting this delicate fruit.

UNITEC sorting lines equipped with Blueberry Vision 3 technology, the latest generation upgrade, offer many advantages: reduction of the number of claims due to discrepancies between the product agreed with the distributor and the delivered one (UNITEC technology as a true mark of quality and reliability); full satisfaction and loyalty of the Final Consumer who never feels betrayed; increased production efficiency in the Packing House; minimization of labor on the lines thanks to the line high level of automation; delicacy in the treatment of the fruit as it has never been achieved before.

UNITEC continues to innovate tirelessly, with the aim to help its Customers in enhancing the value of their product and improving their business.

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Blueberry Vision Technology by Unitec

With the innovative patented Blueberry Vision Unitec Technology, fruit and vegetable pack-houses can obtain guarantees for the fruit quality selection and classification stage and always offer fruit with consistent quality over time to their Clients, ruling out the possibility of claims over fruit that fails to meet the agreed quality standards.

Unitec’s response to service and enhance the blueberry business goes by the name of Blueberry Vision Unitec Technology, able to select and classify the quality of this highly valued fruit. Blueberry Vision Unitec Technology is the first technology worldwide to inspect the entire surface of the fruit. This new and fundamental feature opens up a new frontier in blueberry quality selection and classification. Thanks to this innovative technology, parameters such as the degree of ripeness and firmness can be analysed on 100% of the fruit, as well as external and internal fruit defects and the classic parameters of size and colour. With the innovative patented Blueberry Vision Unitec Technology, fruit and vegetable pack-houses can obtain guarantees for the fruit quality selection and classification stage and always offer fruit with consistent quality over time to their Clients, ruling out the possibility of claims over fruit that fails to meet the agreed quality standards.

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Unitec launches its new Unical_200 Cherry grader

Unitec’s quality sorting and grading systems (colour, shape, ripeness, degrees Brix, acidity, internal and external defects, etc.) guarantee a high level of accuracy and precision in fruit quality sorting.

The UNICAL_200 Cherry © is one of the innovations Unitec was presenting at Fruit Logistica 2016 in Berlin.

This electronic grader is designed for small, delicate products, particularly cherries and cherry tomatoes. Its technology is very powerful and highly sensitive. The grader is equipped with Cherry_Vision 2 for non-destructive detection of the external and internal quality of the cherries.

This is a highly innovative, versatile system that can be adapted to the different needs of each client. Unitec designs and manufactures 100% of its solutions in-house, specifically for each individual type of fruit, such as apricots, apples, kiwifruit, plums, blueberries, peaches and pears, as well as for other products.

Unitec’s quality sorting and grading systems (colour, shape, ripeness, degrees Brix, acidity, internal and external defects, etc.) guarantee a high level of accuracy and precision in fruit quality sorting. For instance, they make it possible only to select fruit that will withstand long journeys. As a result, the fruit can be sent successfully even to the most demanding and distant (and also most profitable) destinations, such as the Asian markets.

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Unitec technological innovation at Fruit Logistica 2016

Unitec, the international group specialising in designing and developing technologies for the processing, sorting, quality selection, grading and packing of more than 35 types of fresh fruit and vegetables, will be at Fruit Logistica, taking place February 3-5 in Berlin.

Unitec, the international group specialising in designing and developing technologies for the processing, sorting, quality selection, grading and packing of more than 35 types of fresh fruit and vegetables, will be at Fruit Logistica, taking place February 3-5 in Berlin.

Unitec president Angelo Benedetti  said Unitec will bring its know-how, acquired over 90 years of history, to Fruit Logistica, “and the competence of a company that keeps thinking of new technological, cutting-edge solutions to improve the results in fresh fruit and vegetables processing.

“These increasingly performing solutions have been developed over the years by an organisation disposed to internationalisation,” he said.

In particular, the innovation presented by Unitec at the leading trade fair of the sector consists of systems for the quality selection and grading of a whole set of fruits, from blueberries to watermelons.

Unitec technologies for the internal and external quality selection of fruits are cutting-edge systems specifically structured and designed for each type of fruit (Cherry Vision, but also Apple Vision, Apricot Vision, Peach Vision, Blueberry Vision, etc.). Therefore, it is now possible to detect accurately and gently not just size and colour, but sweetness (Brix degree), ripeness, external and internal defects as well, in particular to remove soft/overripe fruits which are no longer suitable for export.

Fruits quality selection and grading certainly are key factors, and the systems developed by Unitec allow packing houses to formulate consistent export plans according to fruit ripeness. At the same time, Unitec technologies for quality selection enable fruit grading according to various quality parameters, uniformly and consistently over time. This important feature is the most relevant factor to increase consumer trust, since they are ensured they will always have a product that meets their expectations at every purchase.

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Unitec: QS ON LINE system

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UNITEC, a group with 90 years of experience in the field of technological innovation for the fruit and vegetable sector, designs and manufactures, in-house, solutions for processing, quality selection and packing of more than 35 kinds of fresh fruit and vegetables. The desire to provide an effective and reliable response to market demand, together with investment in Research & Development, led Unitec to develop state-of-the-art technologies for melons, above all in terms of the automatic quality selection stage, thanks to the QS ON LINE system. This system allows fruit to be selected and/or divided by its sweetness as well as the in-line detection of degrees Brix, ensuring constant and consistent fruit quality over time, with resulting increase in consumption. Unitec’s advances in all stages of melon processing, from washing to drying, correct and precise sorting by weight or volume and the selection of degrees Brix, have permitted a considerably more attractive presentation of the fruit, also meeting the requirements of the markets with the most exacting quality standards.