At the Fruit Logistica event (8th to the 10th of February) Haith will promote its mobile optical sorter. The Pro-Sort was developed in partnership with Grimme and automates the removal of stone, clod and foreign debris from potatoes.
It is capable of handling up to 100 tonnes per hour at a high level of accuracy thanks to an integral Tomra 3A optical sorter.
Rob Highfield, sales manager for Haith, is confident that the Pro-Sort will appeal to European growers following success in the UK.
“We have customers around the world, including USA, Canada and Europe. As well as wanting to find cost-effective, reliable and efficient ways to receive, wash and grade their produce they are all starting to talk about having the flexibility to move their handling machinery to where it’s needed,” said Mr Highfield.
“Labour shortages and the cost of labour are significant issues for growers. I think these two factors are behind the increasing interest we’re seeing in our mobile solutions, such as our new mobile water treatment plant and the new Pro-Sort. We are looking forward to showing visitors to Fruit Logistica just how easy it is to transport and set up the Pro-Sort.”