Less Food Loss with Artificial Vision
Innovative technology from Cimbria Unigrain is tackling two major challenges for the food industry – the need to improve food safety and reduce food loss to a minimum.
As a world leader in grain handling and seed processing technology, Cimbria Unigrain has specialised in developing advanced solutions that sort and grade seeds, protect crops from post-harvest spoilage and, through that, effectively reduce waste.
Sea Chromex is one example. A full-colour vision system combined with near-infrared technology, it represents the most advanced vision-based seed and grain sorter on the market – capable of recognising and separating the tiniest defects in colour, shape and size, which are invisible to the human eye.
advanced solutions that sort and grade seeds, protect crops from post-harvest spoilage and, through that, effectively reduce waste
Cimbria Unigrain has incorporated InGaAs technology in Sea Chromex to enable precise removal of hidden flaws, such as grain contaminated with mycotoxins or sclerotium, unshelled grain or fragments of nutshell.
In this way, the quality of grain and seeds reaches a new level of excellence. Grain meets the highest standards for food and feed safety, and damaged seeds with low germination potential are removed. The reduction of loss also cuts costs – a major benefit for the agriculture sector and the food supply chain as a whole.