For 50 years, Fachaux has been designing and manufacturing machines for use in fruit packaging.
Fachaux specialises in machines for grading fruit and vegetables, from cherries to aubergines, from nuts to melons.
The purpose of the machine is to automatically sort fruit by weight bands. Each fruit is placed on a dish which files past at high speed on a rail. Without interruption, the system must precisely measure the weight of the fruit or vegetable and eject it into the required section.
SCAIME offered a solution in collaboration with Schneider Electric:
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This architecture optimises the system’s performance/cost ratio, since each device performs the tasks at which it is most effective:
In this way, the system reaches the desired maximum rate of 12 fruits per second with a precision level of +/- 1 g.