Blueberries

The evolution of gpVision™

In May 2022, we celebrate the 4 year anniversary of gpVision™, our flagship grading solution for cherries, blueberries, snack tomatoes, grapes and stone fruit. With over 50 sites across the globe now running gpVision™, it’s abundantly evident that the sorting solutions GP Graders are providing are being celebrated by produce packers that demand superior sorting…

May 19, 2022
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Fruit Grading 101

People often think we flatten roads. That’s usually the first thing that comes to mind when we mention grading.  In fact, just the other day we had a chuckle about the fact that one of the longest-standing employees took up a job here when he was 17 because he liked heavy machinery and thought road…

October 28, 2021
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The Show Goes On

After a couple of years of challenges for in-person events, we’re pleased to be attending a number of upcoming events: The 79th Annual Cherry Institute Date: Friday, January 7, 2022 Venue: Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, Washington Info: Each year, the Cherry Institute Board meets to discuss critical topics and challenges they think are important to…

October 17, 2021
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A compelling case for Electronic Vision Grading Systems

In a time when labour is not only expensive but also in short supply, a business plan or strategy that’s weighted towards staff reduction is more important than ever before. If the yields that your business is producing exceed 100 tonnes, and you’re still using manual methods to grade your fruit, it’s high time you…

September 17, 2021
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AirJet® Blueberry Grader Described as a Gem

We spoke to Dave at Yanchep Springs recently about how their new AirJet® Blueberry Grader is running. Suffice to say, the entire crew is elated with the results so far. Internationally trained, third-generation orchardist, David Mazzardis and his wife Leasa, supply blueberry seedlings and plants to most states in Australia, and many countries around the…

August 19, 2021
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7 Reasons Why gpVision™ is Better

It’s been just over 2 years since AirJet Vision™ was brought to market with an overwhelmingly positive response from early adopters. An entirely new, proprietary optical sizing, colour and defect detection system developed entirely in-house by a team of talented software and electrical engineers who have poured literally hundreds of thousands of hours into creating…

July 22, 2021
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How to help solve the impending labour shortage problems

The global pandemic has presented unique challenges for most businesses. And for the agricultural and horticulture sectors, one of the biggest challenges has to be labour shortages. There are countless reports, articles and posts expressing the great pressure being felt in the industry and we absolutely empathise with the situation. In fact, it’s a driving…

July 15, 2021
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Blueberry Sorting is the Next Move for your Business

If there’s one thing the global pandemic of 2020 has taught us, it’s that the future of business relies on automation and smarter operations. The days of simply employing more and more labour to tend to the workload will be an undoing, not only because of the rising cost, but due to the availability of…

July 6, 2021
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Calidad en Berries

Calidad en berries means Quality in Berries, and that’s a statement that can be stood by. Alfaberries, from Chillán, continue to exceed expectations with their blueberry packing facility. There is an absolute buzz around just how successfully they’re processing literally tonnes and tonnes of blueberries. Here’s some of the feedback we’ve recently received from their…

June 24, 2021
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Don’t just imagine it, visualise it.

The role technology plays in our lives has become so engrained that it’s hard to imagine a life without it. The crazy thing is that there’s still a long, long way to go. Just the other day, we we’re watching a video on YouTube that promoted the idea of putting on a pair of Virtual…

May 31, 2021
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