With more than 3,100 exhibitors, nearly 200 of whom are onion handlers or in related operations, this year’s Fruit Logistica again promises huge networking opportunities as well as the chance to check out the latest and greatest in equipment and packaging.
The show will run from Feb. 7-9 at the ExpoCenter City and CityCube Berlin at Messe Berlin. The enormous venue is 124,820 square meters (or, for the metric-challenged, 409,514.435696 square feet, give or take), and the attendance generally runs close to 80,000 from 130 countries. The exhibitors themselves hail from more than 80 countries.
While attending is an incredible opportunity, Fruit Logistica has made it pretty convenient to get show info and company updates for those not able to travel to Berlin.
We found https://www.virtualmarket.fruitlogistica.de/en/search?term=onion to be a great link with tons of useful info. In addition, we’re providing some individual company links below.
You can go to https://www.virtualmarket.fruitlogistica.de/en/Jongejans-Dust-Collectors,c402849 for a description of Jongejans Dust Collectors for both onions and potatoes. The equipment helps reduce problems with packing machines.
Another good link is https://www.virtualmarket.fruitlogistica.de/en/Onion-peeler-type-USM-S100,p1418401, which provides info on the Sormac onion peeler USM-S100, which is said to combine “easy operator use with a good reliability.” The operator has within reach a “rotating, mounted display panel with all the important functions at their disposal,” including readings on capacity, number of peeled onions, operating hours and malfunction identification.
Sator Onion Topper Models 150 & 180 are explained at https://www.virtualmarket.fruitlogistica.de/en/SATOR-ONION-TOPPPER-MODELS-150-180,p1429442. This equipment has three cutting blades and independent regulation of wheels both on the left and right side.
The Large Onion Peeler from M&P Engineering is described at https://www.virtualmarket.fruitlogistica.de/en/Large-Onion-Peeler-Machine,p1467955. It tops, tails and peels onions of 45mm to 115mm diameter using self-adjusting, floating knife assemblies over a range of up to 25mm on anyone setting and then slits the onion horizontally from top to tail.
Grading and sorting lines for onions and potatoes are described at
https://www.virtualmarket.fruitlogistica.de/en/ONION-AND-POTATO-GRADING-AND-SORTING-LINES,p1533867. Logika Graders by Futura process onions and potatoes “with the utmost gentleness so as to avoid any damage to the products,” the company info says. “In particular, onions need to be processed with care because their crumbly skin tends to leave many fragments on the machines.”
Frigo Mekanik InsTesVe Taah.San.Ve Tic A.S. manufactures refrigeration and ventilation systems for onions and potatoes, and info is ready for viewing at https://www.virtualmarket.fruitlogistica.de/en/REFRIGERATION-AND-VENTILATION-SYSTEMS-FOR-POTATO-ONION,p1579995. The equipment provides insulation and refrigeration systems for ensuring optimum temperature level, with air circulated by high flow axial fans. The air inlet/outlet hatches are automatically adjustable, and there are CO2 and humidity control systems.
And we thought you’d like reading about Sator diggers, described at https://www.virtualmarket.fruitlogistica.de/en/search?term=Sator+Diggers. These machines are designed for onion lifting using 1500 and 1800 technology. The digging shaft is 45 mm placed on two-row barrel bearings located in tightly closed cover, which prolongs its life.
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