Food Engineering

Automatic peach inspection

April 4, 2003




The Tegra PAC for Peaches automates inspection and defect removal for peeled peach halves. Simultaneously inspecting cup and outer surface, it eliminates costly manual inspections, maximizes product quality and throughput, and minimizes rejection of good product. The unit uses high-resolution three-color cameras in a "Tilted-X" configuration that detects flaws on both the outer surface and the cavity. It checks for bruises, bad coloration, pit fragments, undersized halves, etc. Key Technology Inc., 150 Avery St., Walla Walla, WA 99362. Tel. (509) 529-2161; fax (509) 527-1331; www.keyww.com
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