System for sorting fruit

United States of America as represented by Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC (2018) System for sorting fruit. .


As fruit (preferably apples) are harvested, the fruit is placed on a conveyor that conveys the fruit to a fruit singulating section. In the singulating section, the fruit is directed into slots in a lane formed by two cooperating helical drives. The helical drives rotate the fruit and convey the fruit into an imaging chamber where a camera acquires an image of the fruit. The fruit image is evaluated by a processor in communication with the camera. The fruit is then directed into a rotary sorter which sorts the fruit based on the image evaluation by the processor.

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Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2019 23:41
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2021 01:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: sorter, infield, apple
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090203 Automotive Mechatronics
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090299 Automotive Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4002 Automotive engineering > 400203 Automotive mechatronics and autonomous systems
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