Integrated System for Handling, Inspecting and Packing Fruit and Vegetables


SHIVA - 9230

Keywords image processing, inspection systems, vision systems, packing lines, fruit, vegetables


Start Date: To be announced / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives

Many companies in the agro-industries are shifting their priorities from mass production to quality optimisation due to changing customer requirements.

While traditional packing houses are able to automatically handle high amounts of fruit and vegetables, sorting criteria are limited and complementary cost-intensive manual operations are necessary for quality sorting and packing.

The SHIVA project aims to develop sensor and handling systems for automatic sorting, quality evaluation and packing of fresh products. The overall goal is to design and implement an integrated system including:


CONTACT POINT

Dr Antoine Bourely
Pellenc SA
Route de Cavaillon
BP 47
F - 84122 Pertuis CEDEX
tel: + 33 90 094700
fax: + 33 90 096409

Participants

PELLENC SA - F - C
FOMESA - E - P
SYNTAX FACTORY AUTOMATION - I - P
CEMAGREF - F - P
IVIA - E - P


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SHIVA - 9230, December 1993


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