Smart vision for well-trimmed sprouts
Resource efficiency and quality control are key priorities for food processors. Using sensor-integrated visual inspection and sorting, SmartSprout intends to optimise both – reducing waste and manual labour and generating reliable data to secure consistent food quality and traceability.
This validation project will apply smart vision technology to the trimming of brussels sprouts. Using a solution based on a ‘sproutcam’, sorting carrousel and trimming machine, the objective is to minimise food waste, ensure uniform quality and increase processing capacity with less labour requirements. The system will also provide detailed data on food safety and process performance.
Lead SME TechNature anticipates the system will benefit processing companies, retailers and consumers.
A producer of high-tech solutions for the agri-food market, TechNature is collaborating with Bac Investments, which processes agricultural products at facilities in Poland. Both partners are based in The Netherlands.