Apple industry today thrives in a highly competitive volatile market, subject to price fluctuations. To escape from this volatility, the only savior to those engaged in fruit marketing is ‘quality’ that is seen not only in the kind of fruit we market but also the way we present it to the prospective customers. Given the traditional system of grading fruit, no doubt the evenness expected in the fruit graded is impossible to achieve. Therefore, it becomes even more imperative in today’s times that the farmers turn to mechanized form of grading. Properly graded fruits not only reduce the handling costs in terms of proper storage and but also prevents any damage to the precious produce before it reaches the market. All this ultimately translated into better price to the producer and the marketer.
After picking, storage is a midpoint activity in horticulture sector when the process of transforming the fruit from a natural produce into a market commodity begins. Grading is essential because it eases the packaging of fruit, its proper storage, transportation and handling. Grading helps in sorting out the fruit in terms of its relative size and indirectly helps in achieving relative uniformity of weight when the fruit is packed. Therefore, much credit of saving the produce from damage while in transit and retaining its long-term quality while in storage goes to grading. Consequently, not only the losses arising from mishandling and improper storage of the fruit can be mitigated, but the marketers can also see the level of their profits going up.
Understanding Vishvkarma Machine Tools’ Apple Grading Machine
Simply putting it, a mechanical grader consists of a chain conveyor belt, moving in fruit and guiding the different sized ones into bins attached with containers at the end. This type of mechanical facility is ‘size grading’ machine. Vishvkarma Machine Tools’ Apple Grading Machine remains on the forefront for the past 16 years for providing these grading machines to the producers and marketers of top quality apple grading machines.
Different kinds of grading machines are being manufactured to cater to the diverse needs of the apple farmers that keep in consideration their needs with respect to the size of their plantation, its production capacity and the quantity of apple it seeks to grade in a single day unitized into the number of boxes packed. Keeping in view the fact that most of the farmers are medium and small farmers, The Apple Grading Machine measures 2400mm x 800mm (8’x2’-6”x2’-9”) and is the most ideal for their use. The machine is available in two models – Standing model (on floor) and Base Model (lying on floor).
The minimum space required to operate Vishvkarma Machine Tools’ Apple Grading Machine is 10’ X 15’ room. The machine comes with an electric motor of 1HP Single phase and can easily grade 100 boxes in a day (8 hours) consuming as little as 4-5 units of power per working day of 8 hours. This machine can sort, brush (clean) and grade apples efficiently. As a quality apple grading machine, it ensures that the fruits remain undamaged in the process, thanks to company’s expertise in developing the machine. This machine also comes in other models as well depending upon the requirements of the customers.
Benefits of using Vishvkarma Machine Tools’ Apple Grading Machine
Though Vishvkarma Machine Tools can manufacture large machines for commercial purpose, but keeping in mind the needs of small and marginal farmers as well, it also manufactures machines suitable for micro level grading. This kind of Apple Grading Machine measures 2400mm x 800mm (8’x2’-6”x2’-9”), and is available in two models – Standing model (on floor) and Base Model (lying on floor).
Requires little space, economic
The minimum space required to operate the machine is 10’ X 15’ room. The machine comes with an electric motor of 1HP Single phase and can easily grade 100 boxes in a day (8 hours) consuming as little as 4-5 units of power per working day of 8 hours. Therefore, it won’t devour on electricity and the grading process will come out to be economic.
This machine can sort, brush (clean) and Grade of apples efficiently without wasting much time while maintaining accuracy to grade fruits of different sizes in different containers. The Apple Grading Machine ensures that the fruit does not damage in this process a wee bit, thanks to Vishvkarma Machine Tools expertise in developing the machine.
The manual apple grading process is time consuming and isn’t as efficient and accurate as it is with the grading machine from the company. The manual process requires too many expert hands for the purpose and the entire process takes little too long. Even then, none can boast to grade apples in perfect orders and sizes. However, apple grading using the apple grading machine from the company is labor intensive and save clients from burning deep holes in their pockets.
What makes Vishvkarma Machine Tools’ apple-grading machines stand out
Catching up new trends in grading
Today grading has evolved into a specialized function that involves other ancillary activities of washing and waxing of fruit to make it more appealing for the market. However, the traditional system of grading comes up poor in quality and delivery in terms of these added functions. No doubt, the Indian producers and marketers when faced with mechanically graded high quality fruit in the markets are seeing red. Here in India the trend towards mechanical grading is therefore fast catching up as well.
Answering the Market Challenges the Vishvkarma Way
Before this growing trend renders our production methods into obsolescence and doom, the home growers must answer to the wakeup call. However, there are no worries to them. Vishvkarma Machine Tools’ apple grading machine is an ideal solution to this challenge faced by the apple producers. The machines are manufactured not only for big commercial establishments but for the use of small and medium scale farmers as well.
The company combines experience with state of the art technology
With 16 odd years of experience in the manufacture of the apple grading machines, the company today stands tall in order when it comes to supplying high quality machines for the proper grading of the fruit. Ideally located at just a distance of 147 kms from Shimla in Ambala, the company provides end-to-end solution right from the installation of the machinery to its servicing them to utmost efficiency in grading. The installation and fitting of the machine of course comes free of cost with no hidden charges whatsoever.