GP Graders News

31
Jul
2019
GP Graders Blueberry Grading – Two World Firsts!
GP Graders’ recently released AirJet® Blueberry grading line boasts a couple of true world firsts! It is both the only blueberry grading line manufactured specifically to meet modern sanitation and hygiene standards and the only machine able to detect and remove shrivel and dehydrated blueberries.

The AirJet® Blueberry grader is the only full sanitary machine on the market complying to global Hygiene Standard 3-A SSI. We identified one of the major weaknesses of the blueberry graders entering the market is the complete disregard for the difficulties in cleaning and maintaining the machinery. All these modern blueberry machines have been designed for cherries which are conveyed in water. Blueberries are not, hence a total re-think in the machinery design was required to minimize time spent cleaning the machinery and maintaining the machinery in good working order. With our new hygienic design, we expect wash down and cleaning time to be less than 1/3 the time taken on competitive machines.

The AirJet® Blueberry grader’s other world first is its ability to detect and remove shrivel and dehydrated blueberries. With its new AirJet® Vision software platform the system allows operators to “see” and remove dehydrated and shriveled blueberries. Our new GP Graders AirJet® Vision software is now the world leader in blueberry grading technology.

31
Jul
2019
AirJet® Vision Ready to Replace Old Software
Following the hugely successful release of GP Graders’ new AirJet® Vision software, we are now taking orders to replace the old standard definition Ellips electronics. 

AirJet® Vision puts GP Graders in complete control of the development process for the software on its machinery. It was a logical step and took several years of intense development but the results have been better than expected. “We introduced Ellips to the cherry business more than a decade ago with their software development under our guidance and it was very successful. But we felt we needed to take control of our own development as they were not keeping up with what the industry was demanding and rapid changes were taking place”, notes Timothy Stack, Projects Manager at GP Graders.

We have hundreds of lanes on order for the new AirJet® Vision and have been inundated with inquiries. We are now taking upgrade orders and are in the process of replacing the old standard definition Ellips system on our machinery. 

We expect all standard definition Ellips systems to be replaced with AirJet® Vision within the next few years. In the meantimewe have a full stock of old Ellips spare parts and will continue to support those customers transitioning as we have in the past providing all support services.

All customers who transfer to the new AirJet® Vision platform will enjoy the benefits of free upgrades and a single point of service and support. The software is very simple to use and customers will have access to all the future development releases from GP Graders.
5
Jun
2019
GP Graders and A&B Packing deliver turnkey grading and packing solutions
GP Graders is entering a truly exciting time with the worldwide tie-up with A&B Packing out of Michigan, USA. This strong connection and integration of our two companies has resulted in rolling out quality end-to-end packing and grading solutions that will benefit our existing clients and fruit packers worldwide.
4
Jun
2019
GP Graders’ new AirJet® Vision software
The much-anticipated release of GP Graders’ new AirJet® Vision software is causing blueberry packers and marketers to rethink how they have traditionally packed and sold the product. AirJet® Vision is able to separate blueberries into categories which have never before been possible.
3
Jun
2019
Massive 60% reduction in labour costs with new produce grading camera technology
27 May 2019, Melbourne, Australia:

With a 60% reduction in labour costs per tray, improved export quality and new business streams of revenue created, the Benning Blueberries’ farm is hugely benefitting from their implementation of the new GP Graders AirJetTM Vision technology. The new camera technology was introduced at the Benning Blueberries farm as a trial and has had phenomenal results, seeing Benning Blueberries improving the quality of their blueberry outputs and exporting with the most confidence and pride they’ve had in their 25 years of business.
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