Fruit Sorting Systems
Problems: Selecting, sorting, or delivering fruit using mechanical flags (for variety discrimination) on special pallets gives rise to complicated mechanical parts with frequent malfunctions. Creating new mechanical flags to deal with new varieties uses up time and money. Water and dirt can cause reading errors in bar code systems. Store information obtained by a sorting machine, such as size, grade, and sugar content, in the Data Carriers (ID Tags) mounted to the pallets. Position Intelligent Flags at the sorting stations, read the information from the Data Carriers, and sort the fruit according to size, grade, or sugar content.