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BBC Technologies has unveiled its new tray tipper for its turnkey blueberry line, which automatically delivers fruit into the KATO260 sorter.

The system was developed to improve front-of-line fruit loading into the KATO260, which BBC describes as the most refined solution for optical selection and optimisation of blueberries on the market.

It uses speed feedback from the sorter to ensure consistent supply and even distribution and, according to BBC, perfectly complements the KATO260’s design that emphasises delicate handling and product preservation by gently loading the fruit onto the processing line.

The KATO260 can accurately sort at speeds of 280 berries per minute, and carefully handles the fruit to maximise bloom retention and shelf life, the company says.

BBC Technologies is a member of the Tomra group, which provides collection and sorting systems for the food, recycling, and mining industries. The division specialises in soft, delicate fruit varieties.

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