Pluckr: automated grape-picking and -destemming technology

The patented Pluckr system, developed by foodlife and TOP, which uses ultrasonic vibrations to rapidly de-bunch grapes and berries without damaging the fruit, is unique worldwide. The machine, winner of the Food Valley Award in 2014, has a capacity of 600 kg per hour. Since winning the Food Valley Award, the Pluckr has been further developed to connect to the specific wishes from the market for larger or smaller applications. After the introduction of the 4-head Pluckr, a 6-head variant has been developed for the convenience of larger processors, as well as a 1-head Pluckr.

Pluckr is an automated grape picker technology for damage-free picking and destemming up to 600 kg grapes or berries an hour. The patented Pluckr system, developed by foodlife and TOP, uses ultrasonic vibrations to rapidly de-bunch grapes and berries without damaging the fruit. It is unique worldwide. After the introduction of the 4-head Pluckr, a 6-head variant has been developed for the convenience of larger processors, as well as a 1-head Pluckr.

This innovation is explained in more detail on WorldFoodInnovations.com