The appointment with the world’s most important international showcase for the fruit and vegetable industry is set for this coming 7th February. As in previous years, all the key protagonists of the fruit and vegetable business - from sales to processing, from packaging to quality control - will be attending Fruit Logistica.
And it is on the packaging and quality control fronts that Sacmi aims to play a key role: this year, for the very first time, we’ll be sharing a stand in Berlin with our industrial partner, Sammo, a leading manufacturer of fruit and vegetable processing machines. Taking pride of place will be the Sacmi-made automatic Nir Box sorters, ideal – as the Group aims to make clear at Fruit Logistica 2008 – for application on machines made by Sammo, already Italy’s biggest supplier of complete plants for fruit and vegetable processing-packaging and a Sacmi partner for some years now.
There are two main Nir Box models applicable to Sammo size graders: sorters designed to inspect large size fruits (melons, small water melons, pineapples etc) and those for the inspection of medium-size ones (apples, pears, kiwis etc.). The end result is an integrated system that efficiently sorts fruit according to both weight and internal parameters. In addition to the Nir Box, Sacmi will also be using the shared stand (A05 and A06, Hall 6.2) to display three Nir Case units. The Nir Case is a unique “portable technology” tool for rapid quality control of fruit, from the field to the warehouse. Last but not least comes the Nir Lab, ideal for fast, precision analysis of food product quality parameters and thus providing a valuable service to the industry.
Sacmi Packaging will also be attending Fruit Logistica 2008 to present its automatic TF 40 forming machine; suitable for producing compact and corrugated cardboard trays with reinforced corners on the upper flaps, the TF 40 produces 35 pieces per minute. Sacmi Packaging will also exhibit the all-new TF 80, designed to form small trays: featuring compact and innovative design, the TF 80 provides outstanding flexibility, high output capacity, can process two different formats simultaneously and produce a remarkable 120 pieces per minute.