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Compac Small Fruit Sorter set to be world’s largest

September 18, 2012  By Compac Sorting Equipment

September 18, 2012 – According to Compac Sorting Equipment’s in-house newsletter, the company is busy building the world’s largest electronic sorter of cherries for Prima Frutta in Linden, Calif.

The project comes from collaboration between Compac Sorting and Van Doren Sales of Washington. Compac will provide three 12-lane sorters with Van Doren Sales providing peripheral and infeed equipment.

The new equipment is expected to process more than 42,000 cherries per hour.


“This is a huge vote of confidence in our new optical sorter” says Dave Buys, Compac’s sales and marketing director in the newsletter. “The market knows our InVision sorting system for apples and citrus and we’ve been able to leverage that in the development of this new cherry sorter, when customers understand the returns our technology provides their business they can easily justify the investment in Compac.”

According to the company, the latest project in California comes on the back of several cherry sorter sales and installations in New Zealand, Washington State and Chile.

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