APPLE SORTING MACHINE

Apples are a delicate fruit that must be handled with care. At STAS we are specialized in offering best solutions for packing and grading apples carefully and quick.

We have a perfect understanding of your product, market and the specific wishes of your customers and are able to translate your requirements into an innovative apple sorting and packing solution. We do this based on more than 75 years of experience with in-house sorting and packing technology.

Apples are a delicate fruit that must be handled with care. STAS offers turnkey solutions for leading packaging warehouses, with this we foresee significant savings in labour costs. In another branch of our business, we also specialize in orchard maintenance machines, such as sprayers. We also supply Phyto and fertilizer products for the protection of fruit orchards.
At STAS you will find everything you need from orchard to grading and packaging products.

INFEED

Infeed is the first stage of our turnkey solutions. STAS designs state of the art tipping and dumping solutions to
gently tipping bins into water tanks or into transport belts. The capacity of our
bin dumpers goes from 60 to 120 bins per hour.

The STAS Compact apple/pear stacker is only suitable for apples and pears.

This machine is a simpler version of a dumper.

The STAS apple dumper is suitable for apples.

This machine is the entry-level model of the underwater unloading system.

In our underwater unloading systems (portal and compact dumpers), the bags are carefully submerged in a water tank.

The new portal dumper (Servo V1)
Developed by STAS NV Belgium
This can easily go from 60 to 120 bins per hour.

Can be used for all types of fruit that do not require a wet delivery.

WATER CANAL

” STAS ensures customers to gently transport fresh produce through our stainless steel water flume and pumping systems “

TREATMENT

STAS NV Belgium provides a wide range of elevators and brushers for treating fresh apples. We make sure that your fruit will be treated and dried carefully without damages.

Roller ELEVATOR especial for Apples

The roller conveyor washes the apples with fresh water and sprays them. In the next stage, the apples are dried. In the horizontal roller table integrated in the elevator, the apples are rotated for a better visualisation of the whole surface, allowing a good manual inspection.

Brushes

Brushing machine for dry or wet brushing or washing of apples or pears. Customised design according to customer requirements and type of fresh produce. The number of brushes varies according to the capacity required.

V belts for Apple

Proper separation of the fruit is required before fresh produce is graded under cameras and weight bridges. STAS designs and manufactures V-belts in stainless steel and food contact materials.

GRADING & SORTING

There is a growing demand for higher external and internal quality. External aspects are the main components in the decision to purchase.
Internal quality (texture, taste and absence of internal defects) is linked to aspects that are not generally
perceived externally but are equally important to many consumers.

APPLE - COMMIT TO PACK

The Apple Rollerstar is your choice when it comes to a commit-to-pack line for your precious apples. The spreading V-belts guarantees a smooth transfer onto the carrier and from there the carrier’s mid-positioned rotating axis ensures an even transfer to the brushes. The Rollerstar is fast, smooth and efficient.

APPLE PRE-SIZER

The Apple Calistar has been specifically designed to handle wet products. It is the best machine for your pre-sizing operation. Due to its unique design of the gripper it carefully eliminates dirt or water to compromise the working of the system. The Calistar is the world’s quietest, reliable and most product-friendly sorting machine on the market!

EXTERNAL QUALITY

Providing the perfect quality to your customers with the help of our STAS Pear Twin Vision Hyperspectral camera system! Working with a variety of user defined quality sorting parameters, each and every pear passing under the cameras will be sorted in the quality catagory of your choice. The Twin Vision HS allows you to optimize batch quality and to add value by satisfying the needs of your different markets.

INTERNAL QUALITY

The Apple Inscan system has been specifically designed for apples to non-destructively measure their internal quality providing a perfect product to your customers. This allows you to:

Packing Stations

The Combi packs are used for manual packing of the selected fruit coming from the sizer. Our combi packing tables have two infeed conveyors, and several packing trays to place empty boxes and also it can also weight cartons. Combi packs also incorportate a lower conveyors for the exit of the full boxes. About the lower conveyor can also be incorporated a roller conveyor for the infeed of empty boxes.

Packing Belt

The packing belt are used for manual packing of the selected fruit coming from the sizer. Each exit of the grading machine can be connected to one or various packing tables for manually packing fruit into carton boxes.

Bin Fillers

Our dry-bin fillers are specifically designed to re-bin your apples from your commit-to-pack sorting line. Combining high capacity with extreme gentle fruit handling will allow you to re-bin your presorted apples in a safe and time-efficient way.

COMBI PACKS

The Combi packs are used for manual packing of the selected fruit coming from the sizer. Our combi packing tables have two infeed conveyors, and several packing trays to place empty boxes and also it can also weight cartons. Combi packs also incorportate a lower conveyors for the exit of the full boxes. About the lower conveyor can also be incorporated a roller conveyor for the infeed of empty boxes.

Underwater fillers for apples

Our underwater fillers are characterised by their short channel filling, high degree of robustness, speed and efficiency, but above all by their compact design and the opportunity to save more than 50% of the space traditionally required. An additional advantage is that both pears and apples can be filled and due to the sustained innovation, bags can be filled with apples up to >320kg and pears up to 420kg.
In resume STAS Belgium is leader in pre-sorting technology and can offer multiple ways for the optimal handling of empty and filled boxes in water or in dry
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