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Cutting it with the help of vision technology

The potential of 3D vision, AI, robotics and waterjet cutting technology to automate the traditionally labour-intensive task of trimming of vegetables has already been demonstrated for brussels sprouts, leeks and swede.Trimming of fruit and vegetables before packing has, traditionally, been a labour intensive process. However, with Brexit ending free movement…

Emulating humans who cut vegetables

Cutting leeks accurately with good repeatability (the name of the game) using automation is difficult because of the sheer variation and randomness of leeks - or any vegetable, for that matter. Using 3D and AI we try to emulate what a human would do.We started out by just looking at…

Trimming Vegetables with Waterjets

A waterjet can be paired with a vision system to allow for accurate precision, thus eliminating the need for touching or guiding the product. Scorpion Vision’s system uses a 3D camera to locate the cutting point with millimetric precision. This is achieved firstly by using a camera to create a 3D…

The End of the Pack House Worker?

In 2021 there is a crisis in our midst that doesn’t get the press coverage it may otherwise get in other, more ‘normal’ times.Read our article on how the labour intensive pack house  - where teams of labourers work to trim vegetables before they are packed - is under scrutiny…

Full Factory Automation: The Answer to Global Population Growth

It’s December, which means Britain’s Sunday Roasts are in full swing in preparation for both the big day and the mother of all roasts, Christmas Dinner. The origins of our modern Sunday Roast are often disputed, but there are a couple of historical points to which we can give credit. One…

Automated Leek Cutting

The Allium Ampeloprasum is a member of the onion family. it's a wild plant, known by it's common name as the wild leek. Cultivated, we eat a 'domesticated' version that we simply refer to as 'the leek'. If you have ever prepared a freshly harvested, virgin leek for the cooking pot, you'll…

Reducing labour costs in the farming sector

"I wanted to get better exposure in the farming industry for the work that we do".

British Farming Awards 2020 Finalist

Machinery Innovator of the YearWe're very pleased to have been informed that we are a finalist in the 2020 British Farming Awards for our post harvest vegetable processing systems.We have been working with a number of robotics partners to develop automation systems for agriculture. The farming industry requires temporary labour…

Human knowledge, robotic system

Scorpion Vision is delivering high performance machine vision systems that are revolutionising food production processes.Company profile in FMCG Magazine

Automated Swede Trimming

The humble swede is a popular root vegetable in the UK and can be purchased in any supermarket or smaller grocery store. The nationwide consumption of this vegetable therefore is vast. According to an article by the Telegraph in October 2019, searches for swedes on a national supermarkets' website are up…