Wandin Valley Farms’ relationship with GP Graders began in 1984. Since then Wandin Valley Farms have continued to grow and over these years with six new machinery installations from GP Graders in 1984, 1991, 1995, 2002, 2012 & 2018, each machine installation doubling their production capacity.
For this 2018 season, which kicks off within two weeks, Wandin Valley Farms have built an entirely new facility in which to pack cherries featuring a 20 lane GP Graders turn-key grading and packing line. A high speed robotic bin tipper is able to handle 60 bins per hour, dual cluster cutters and 20 lanes of HD cameras with 9 cameras per lane, this machine promises to be the most advanced packing line in Australia.
With water flow transfers through the packing line the emphasis is on quality, tonnage throughput and gentle handling for ultimate delivery to the most discerning export markets in Asia. Cherries are packed using high speed fully automatic box fillers that require no human involvement during filling. These automatic box fillers fill plastic bags (using GP Graders supplied Barry bag frames) and bulk 2kg and 5kg boxes.
Wandin Valley Farms have developed a unique reputation for their elegant and innovative packaging designs to not just deliver an exceptional product to market but to deliver it with beautiful presentation for the end consumer.
“We have been very pleased with the performance of the AirJet® machine. The backup service received from GP Graders has always been very proactive. The way the machine performs is outstanding, especially for sorting according to size and colour, it can pick up things that the human eye can’t see. GP Graders’ technology gives us the peace of mind that our cherries reach their final destination in the same condition they leave our plant.” Alison and Tim Jones, Wandin Valley Farms.