A Conversation with Jim Savigny, General Manager at Fox Solutions
The 2020 Potato Expo will be hosted in Las Vegas January 13-14 and the Fox Packaging and Fox Solution's teams are gearing up to showcase our line of premier flexible packaging and packing automation solutions.
We sat down with Fox Solutions' Jim Savigny, who has been with us for 5 years and is a 30-year veteran of the equipment solutions industry, to learn more about Newtec's Celox-P-UHD, an optical sorting machine manufactured specifically for potato automation.
Not all citrus is created equally - especially when it comes to the equipment that most gently and efficiently handles it day in and day out on your packing lines. Today we're talking about weigher and bagger pairings optimally designed for small citrus fruit as well as pairings best suited for larger citrus fruit.
Anyone who’s worked in machinery engineering recognizes that installing a modern, automated packaging line is essentially an exercise in the effective management of quite literally thousands of details. One misplaced assumption can delay or capsize a project - an overwhelming development for even the most seasoned professionals!
Specifically engineered with food safety in mind, the Fox Solutions' WB Bagger is constructed of full polished stainless steel and is the easiest to clean wicketed bagger available.
The automated WB Bagger is designed for optimal handling of lemons, onions, potatoes, oranges and grapefruit.
Unlike its counterparts, the Newtec Celox-P-UHD Optical Sorter's unique design provides simultaneous sorting by quality, size and shape. The machine's three camera system photographs each and every potato up to 45 times to catch a wide range of surface defects such as external damage, black spots, dry cuts, gray damage, greening and rotting.