ALIEN IN ACTION
Precise Harvest Waste Sorting
ALIEN is installed after the stalk separator. Destemmed grapes land on the conveyor belt from a vibrating table. Thanks to a new innovative 3D image recognition software, products being fed in are accurately detected and precisely picked up by a robotic tool. First, a camera films the harvest. The optical device analyzes the color and the size of the berries, detects the presence (or not) of leaves or stalk and their position on the conveyor belt. Finally, it points out the position of the items. Two 2 Delta “spider” robots mounted downstream are then placed on a steel frame so they can pick the defective items and place them in a reject bin.