If the supply chain is to adapt to market demands for quality fruit and vegetables, it must adopt innovative technologies that help meet growing consumer expectations for the fresh produce market.
Q Eye product design
Biometic, leader in quality solutions for the fruit and vegetable sector, intervenes in this context. Biometic also specializes in optimizing production processes, thereby increasing the added value of the final product.
Biometic was founded in 2012 as a spin-off of the Italian company Microtec, a world leader in measuring systems and the development of automated processes for the wood industry. It thus benefited from Microtec’s 40 years of experience and know-how in the field of innovative high-speed online biometric scanning and process optimization.
Biometic at Fruit Attraction 2021. From left to right: Juan Antonio Sanchez De Leon, Camilla Lolli (who gave us the statement contained in this article) and Petar Marijokovic
The ultimate goal of Biometic is to ensure the satisfaction of all producers and, above all, to guarantee end consumers a top quality product. To this end, Biometic has developed dynamic quality control systems that meet the specific needs of the fruit and vegetable industry in the 4.0 era. One of them is Q Eye, the intelligent optical sorting scanner for the external quality analysis of fruits and vegetables, ”said Camilla Lolli, corporate communications manager, who met us at Ifema to Madrid.
“By integrating it directly into the sorting lines, Q Eye analyzes fruits and vegetables with extremely high precision. It inspects crops by combining the use of specially designed electronic sensors with advanced image processing and artificial intelligence. Thanks to the integration of GradeAi, the artificial system of Biometic intelligence platform, Q Eye enables optimized sorting thanks to a true in-line three-dimensional reconstruction and a very precise digitization of surface characteristics, color, texture. product size and volume, ”Lolli said.
Innovative biometric solutions for fruit scanning
Thanks to these technologies, Q Eye maps the surfaces of fruits and vegetables at 360 degrees, reconstructing the products in 3D in real time. This makes it possible to classify and identify any defect, deformation or imperfection of the surface with extreme precision.