Netherlands-based Ellips, an ag grading software developer founded in 1989 and a leader in optic technology, is working with seven onion packers on its latest generation of onion grading, TrueAI.
In a company story posted at https://ellips.com/innovative-onion-packers-with-trueai/ , Ellips said that working together with its customers, the company “is continually looking for opportunities to improve our grading technology. This ongoing collaboration and our drive for innovation has helped to revolutionize the onion market by improving operational performance and enabling our customers to deliver the quality and consistency demanded by their customers.”
Ellips also said, “For decades we’ve combined our expertise and technology with every onion grower’s know-how and experience, to accelerate their business potential. The most recent example of these efforts is our next generation of onion grading – TrueAI.”
TrueAI is “an advanced deep-learning system that constantly gets ‘smarter’ due to the incorporation of additional data (i.e., new varieties, product characteristics, defects, etc.) gathered from our worldwide customer base which encompasses different seasons and growing conditions.”
The upshot is advancements to software for “the benefit of all, [and]… over the years, we have gathered significant amounts of data reflecting all types of onion defects and grading challenges. These historical and ongoing efforts have enabled our TrueAI solution to deliver immediate improvements to our grading performance.”
In early January TrueAI was rolled out at the Top the Onion Group in The Netherlands, and Ellips said, “The results were outstanding and this good news was spreading fast.”
Now, in addition to Top the Onion Group and Groka in Europe, Bland Farms and G&R Farms in Georgia, Jensen Farms and Target Ag in Washington and Rio Fresh in Texas have implemented TrueAI on their systems.
“These customers witnessed firsthand the superior detection capabilities of TrueAI, including improved accuracy in the identification of black mold, mechanical damage, fusarium, misshapen onions and root tears. The impressive results left them convinced and eager to implement TrueAI in their operations,” the story said.
It continued, “With grading accuracy reaching near-perfection, the need for sorting staff is significantly reduced. Each onion can be confidently directed to its intended destination thus ensuring maximum returns and the consistent quality as desired by customers. TrueAI also streamlines the grading process, making tasks less complex and more automated for operators. This allows them to allocate more time to focus on other critical operational matters, enhancing overall efficiency.
“By embracing TrueAI, onion packers can elevate their grading performance to new heights. Its deep learning capabilities enable more accurate and consistent onion grading, resulting in increased efficiency, reduced waste, and enhanced profitability. The delivery of high-quality onions leads to improved customer satisfaction and loyalty, giving you a competitive advantage in the market.” Click the images below to enlarge.