Good Fruit Grower

November 2016

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Page 36 of 63 GOOD FRUIT GROWER NOVEMBER 2016 37 pluck in additional advances in orchard trials this year, both in Australia and Washington. Fine-tuning the equipment For their trials, the researchers thinned apples to singles, as well as to those they considered physically inaccessible to the robot, such as those immediately behind the trunk. They also pruned the tree to 10 inches beyond the trellis wires to create a fruiting wall. To allow the machine's vision system to better recognize fruit on the tree, they moved the camera to the end effector, or "There's a lot of work to be done to build the product, but there comes a time in research and development where you switch from technology research to good producing engineering, and we've reached that point." —Dan Steere NITROGEN GENERATOR • High purity output • Most effi cient energy to production ratio • Low total cost of ownership CARBON DIOXIDE ADSORBER • Large range of capacities available • Low energy consumption • Patented low oxygen operation ETHYLENE CONVERTER • Decomposes to PPM and PPB levels • No consumables • Proven technology ATMOSPHERE CONTROL SYSTEM • Control of O 2 , CO 2 , C 2 H 4 , temperature and humidity • Centralized controls via easy to use software • High accuracy sensors DCA - FRUIT OBSERVER • Based on chlorophyll fl uorescence measurement • Safe detection of lowest oxygen level • Signifi cant reduction of scald Besseling Group North America 110 Carr Crescent - Oliver BC - V0H 1T5 Canada +1-250-462-3187 Besseling CA equipment now available in North America Unrivalled quality, from fruit growers roots • Superior quality equipment • Unbeaten energy performance • Extreme reliable • Small footprint • Global operating company • Local support and service Advertentie.indd 1 08-10-15 13:59

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