The Hortworks RBF100 Robotic Bin Filler’s clever rotary head lowers itself to a predetermined depth. Once there, it then lowers the fruit into the bin and automatically rises to layer fruit as it fills the bin to a predetermined height. Soft and flexible rotating flaps ensure gentle handling, almost eliminating fruit to fruit contact bruising.
The RBF100 is engineered by Hortworx to accommodate the changing requirements of post-harvest fruit handling utilising the latest technology. The Hortworks offers an improved user experience, simple construction which is easily maintained, and is energy efficient. The standard model plugs into a normal single phase power outlet and uses a maximum of 1.5A. By using 24V DC power it is also fully portable for out in the field or orchard. Furthermore, with batteries and solar added, it is capable of off-grid operation.
The robotic bin filler has an easy to use intuitive touch screen to set up smart features such as variable fruit flow, variable flap rotation, pre-set filling upper and lower limits and bin change-over clearance heights and positions.
With its low power usage and quiet chainless transmission, it requires very little maintenance. The latest electronic design makes it IOT ready for integration into packhouse analytical data collecting systems.