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Blueberry Process

The KATO 260 is the innovative and industry-defining precision grading system for blueberries. It is the most refined solution for optical selection and optimization of blueberries on the market. The KATO 260 is the culmination of four years of comprehensive research into the characteristics of the blueberry meaning the KATO 260 was built literally from the berry up. Understanding and respecting the value of each individual berry meant developing the KATO 260 with precision controls to support sophisticated grading criteria that exceed market demands. The KATO 260 allows growers and packers to increase business through superior selection and better guarantee of shelf life. BBC Technologies intimate awareness of the delicate characteristics of the blueberry enabled a compact design which emphasizes gentle handling and product preservation. Experience the power of certainty across color, softness, bruising, decay, dehydrations, stems, peeling and scarring with BBC Technologies KATO 260.

The KATO 260 is the innovative and industry-defining precision grading system for blueberries. It is the most refined solution for optical selection and optimization of blueberries on the market. The KATO 260 is the culmination of four years of comprehensive research into the characteristics of the blueberry meaning the KATO 260 was built literally from the berry up. Understanding and respecting the value of each individual berry meant developing the KATO 260 with precision controls to support sophisticated grading criteria that exceed market demands. The KATO 260 allows growers and packers to increase business through superior selection and better guarantee of shelf life. BBC Technologies intimate awareness of the delicate characteristics of the blueberry enabled a compact design which emphasizes gentle handling and product preservation. Experience the power of certainty across color, softness, bruising, decay, dehydrations, stems, peeling and scarring with BBC Technologies KATO 260.

KATO 260 Features:

  • Versatility: The KATO 260 is designed to provide versatility in any fruit sorting condition. Whether sizing fruit into numerous bands or removing defective fruit, the KATO 260 provides five outlets for a seamless sorting option for any size packing facility.

  • Full Surface Inspection: The KATO 260s unique rolling conveyor system singulates and rotates blueberries to allow for complete 360 degree surface inspection.

  • Precision Grading: Cameras take multiple pictures of each piece of fruit and are capable of identifying defects down to 0.2mm ensure a maximum level of accuracy in sorting for size, color, softness, bruising, decay, dehydrations, stems, peeling and scarring.

  • Speed: The KATO 260 can accurately sort at speeds of up to 2000 kgs per hour.

  • Gentle: Special consideration has been made to ensure the gentle handling of product to maximize bloom retention and shelf life.

  • Cleaning: The machine is built in stainless steel and has a clean-in-place functionality, along with fully wash down spec components for ease of cleaning. An interior brush has been built in to clean the belt as its running.

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