Take advantage of our many years of experience working with the Fresh Produce industry to streamline your coding, labelling and inspection processes, and drive more productivity and better quality levels for your organisation.
Matthews helps you overcome unique challenges of the Fresh Produce industry:
With our help, you can confidently invest in the right coding, labelling and inspection systems for your unique processing environment and product.
The most prevalent coding need in the fresh produce industry is date coding — Use-by dates — on plastic or film packaging. Barcodes are also often needed. The most common technology used in this industry is a thermal transfer overprinter (TTO). Barcode labels also need to be applied to packaged produce in punnets using Label Printer Applicators (LPA) or, in the case of pre-printed labels, Label Applicators (LA).
Matthews can install the coding equipment for where it suits your business on the production line; for instance, this may be in tandem with your form, fill and seal equipment.
In the fresh produce industry, you need to be sure you’re not giving away too much of your product and, ultimately, your profits. At the same time, you don’t want to short-change your customers and risk expensive fines. Matthews’ range of checkweighers is made in Germany by Bizerba, the global leader of manufacturing checkweighers, industrial scales and software. They feature exceptional accuracy at high speeds, even with low-weight small goods such as nuts.
Thermal Transfer Printers can effecitvely and efficiently produce high quality date and batch codes onto fresh produce flexible film packaging.
A live demonstration showing our X-Ray Inspection system detecting a small needle contaminant in a punnet of strawberries. Our metal detection & X-Ray systems can be used for inspection & detection of metal objects (ferrous and non-ferrous) across a wide range of fresh produce including bananas, mangoes, apples and more.