Jan 10, 2019Counting app released for Munckhof’s Pluk-O-Trak
Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators have debuted automatic counting function for its Pluk-O-Trak advanced harvesting system.
The new product automatically counts the quantity of harvested fruit per picker and per row. The new app will help fruit growers achieve further improvements in picking performance and yield, according to a news release from the company. The new counting function is available for the high-capacity and compact Pluk-O-Trak M-Topline.
Munckhof’s Pluk-O-Trak is a versatile harvesting solution that is used to harvest a wide range of fruits such as apples, pears, citrus fruits and cherries rapidly, efficiently and ergonomically. Pickers can work with the harvesting system at ground level or stand on the horizontally and vertically adjustable harvesting platforms to extend their reach to up to 4 meters above the ground. The pickers place the fruit on narrow moving conveyors, which convey the fruit gently and automatically to the crates. With the Pluk-O-Trak, fruit growers save 50 percent on picking labor and also reduce fruit damage by 50 percent, according to a news release from the company.
An innovative counting app that automatically counts the quantity of picked fruit is now available for the Pluk-O-Trak. The app is very easy to use and allows fruit growers to analyze the quantity of picked fruit in real time, per hour, per day or per week. The apple counting application shows the exact location of the Pluk-O-Trak and displays harvesting performance per row or picker. All the data can be displayed via clear screens on a mobile phone, tablet or PC. The purpose of the new application is to help fruit growers optimize their fruit yields and picking performance while minimizing quality variances.
The Pluk-O-Trak is suitable for hilly, marshy and rocky terrain and available in models for 4 to 6 pickers. When coupled with the crate carrier, up to 16 crates can be transported with the machine. The LED lighting fitted to the Pluk-O-Trak means that it can also operate at night. The Pluk-O-Trak is now also available with far fewer V-belts and a variable speed drive for the discharge belt motors.
For more information, visit www.munckhof.org.
Above: The Pluk-O-Trak. Photo: Munkhof