Prime Produce continue their close affiliation with GREEFA, adding a new Combisort to their existing Geosort machine, they're now ready to deal with those pesky pears. Out goes the old, tired and aggressively red AWETA pear grader and in comes a shiny new green GREEFA, not by coincidence the colour of jealousy....
Tailor made to slot into their existing beautiful packhouse, this machine marries perfectly with a BURG POLSAP infeed to continue the trend of a seamless GREEFA/BURG relationship. This includes the assumption that conventional dryers will eventually be outlawed like the sponges on society that they are; the infeed to the grader now includes 2 air knives, blasting water off the apples in a soft yet forceful manner, and with no contamination worries.
Like most pear graders that aren't connected to water channels, the pears that are graded are packed straight from the machine, via multi purpose packing sets. The choice of both the grader itself and packing sets give Prime Produce a healthy dose of versatility both in the fruit they can grade but also the method of packing. This flexibility is paramount in an industry that has changing demands, both from year to year and intra-season.
The project was overseen by Gert Brouwer and Peter Kelly from start to finish and all thanks goes to them but most importantly to Richard Day and Sean Tennant of Prime Produce.