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Goodbye Frank

We are deeply touched by the death of our highly valued colleague Frank Straathof. Frank was a man with a heart for the company and for his colleagues. He has left his own mark on many of our machines with his technical solutions and expertise. His commitment, collegiality, friendship, humor, and above all his personality have l...

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Onion breeders happy with cutting line

During the onion breeding process, part of the onion is cut off to get an idea of the number of rings of the onion, any double cores or other deviations. ZTI has developed a cutting line to cut the onions at the desired location and to present the result to the analyst. The machine consists of a double chain transport between wh...

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9th mango line on it's way to the usa

The 9th mango line has left our premises. A mango line in this case means that the mango is peeled, stoned and cut into pieces. So a Mango Peeler-de-Cheeker and a Fruit Cutter with all the supply and discharge belts in line. At the beginning of the Mango Peeler-de-Cheeker, an unpealed mango goes into the holders and at the end, ...

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Students are welcome @ZTI

Jan Beers is still in the middle of his internship at ZTI smart machines. At the beginning of February, he started his graduation internship for the Mechanical Engineering program. During his internship, he continues to work on the project physalis, also known as the goldberry or the lantern. If this project sounds familiar to y...

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Bell Pepper pieces for shashliks

Bell Peppers always work! In shashliks, salads, in a variety of oven vegetables, soups and sauces, curries, pasta, and much more. Or just as a snack! why not. Healthy and tasty. ZTI's machine cuts half bell peppers into parts of 30 x 30 mm. The perfect size for lots of healthy dishes! Fruit Cutter Bell Pepper

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Mangoes are upcoming and doing well in Spain

The produce of tropical fruit in countries around the Mediterranean Sea are becoming more varied than ever before. The global warming moves the boundary for growing papayas, kiwis, passionfruit, and other species climb up north. The cultivation of mangoes in Spain is booming and the popularity of the fruit amongst consumers keep...

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Seed Meets Technology

Vision and robotics; pick and place unit for the smallest seeds The possibilities in vision and robotics are constantly increasing. Techniques are getting smarter and are making things possible that were beyond our dreams. On Seeds Meets Technology we demonstrate our pick and place robot for the smallest seeds. Our vision softw...

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ZTI investigates the applicability of Artificial Intelligence and Deep learning

ZTI has investigated the feasibility of deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL) in addition to ZTI's machines. The research has led ZTI smart machines to continue with field tests in various areas, using AI en DL. Applications in the seed processing industry and various applications in the fruit processing ...

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Engineering Process; Watermelon Wedger

Watermelon wedging requires particular skills I need a machine that can cut watermelons into six equal pieces. A customer needed this job to be automated and therefore asked us this question. They now have one or two people employed who could make this cutting movement in a good way. That made the production process very depend...

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How the Destemmer came to life

A customer asked us whether we could develop a machine for destemming grapes. He had ten people lined up, standing by crates, manually turning the grapes from the bunches. A labour-intensive job. In addition, the repetitive twisting movement, which must be made from the wrist, could increase the risk of RSI. An automated solutio...

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Maintenance and cleaning; we make it as simple as possible

Our machines also need to be cleaned and maintained. Just like a car, a machine has wear and tear parts. They are used intensively and so you replace knives, springs, cylinders, etc. every few revolutions or time. Preventive maintenance prevents downtime. Each ZTI machine comes with a spare part list. In this list you will find...

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Working with sharp knives requires extra safety measures

Our machines don't process fully autonomous (yet). Not that we can't make them, the costs are holding back for the time being. So an operator is needed to load the machine and who can intervene where necessary. That means human contact with the machine. It goes without saying that this must be done safely. ZTI machines comply w...

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A smart machine is well worth its money

ROI, or when do you earn back the machine? A calculation that is made by comparing the purchase price and the cost of ownership with the savings on human labor and waste. That of course differs per product and per country. Wages in Germany will undoubtedly be higher than in Mexico. In contrast, a mango will be cheaper in Mexico ...

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Extending Shelf Life can be found in smart solutions

Fruit is fragile. The processing of fruit therefore requires a number of inventive peeling and cutting methods. Our machines exert as little pressure as possible on the fruit. The peelers in our machines are gently pressed onto the fruit with springs specially developed by ZTI (ElastoSprings). The springs are making it very easy...

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How do you get the best yield result?

Of course, we all want to have yield as high as possible, or the best net result at the end of the process. Our machines can play an important role in optimizing the yield. The mechanical processing of fruit presents a number of challenges. It is important to cut away as little material as possible from fruit and to have the end...

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Pressrelease: 2020 was a productive year!

Despite the pandemic, ZTI smart machines from Tuitjenhorn is positive about the past year. The production of machines lagged somewhat behind, but this also gave room for new developments. The Watermelon Wedger, the Watermelon Dicer, the Fruit and Vegetable Wedger, the Mango Peeler de Cheeker 20, and the Pineapple Peeler were del...

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2020/2021

We would like to thank you for the trust you have had in ZTI in this past abnormal year. Despite the pandemic, we have survived 2020. Mainly we are grateful to you, for keeping us in business. The trust in our machines, and the genuine interest you have given us in our wellbeing and our company, felt very good. Sales did stay a ...

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Mango Peeler-de-Cheeker 20 peeling at full speed in Tuitjenhorn

The new Mango Peeler-de-Cheeker 20 peels and destones 20 mangoes per minute. Half the capacity of its big brother - the Mango Peeler-de-Cheeker 40. That machine processes, as the name says, 40 mangoes per minute. But those large quantities are not always necessary. Only the largest mango processors need that capacity, there are ...

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Effortless destemming cherry tomatoes

Convenience fruit has been on the rise for a number of years now. Mixed fruit salads containing grapes are in great demand in supermarkets worldwide. It is not without reason that the Destemmer is one of our bestselling machines. So yes, now we know grape destemming is a piece of cake for the Destemmer, but cherry tomatoes are a...

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Press release Dicer

ZTI smart machines from Tuitjenhorn focuses entirely on fruit and vegetable processing machines. And the developments are certainly not standing still. This year alone, four completely new machines have been developed. And there is more to come! The most recent machine from the sleeve of this innovative company is the Dicer. And...

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New: Long Product Cutter

Carrot, parsnip, or cucumber; the Long Product Cutter top tails them all. The products are transported into the machine via an ingenious Stepper system. The single pieces land horizontally orientated in the trays. For each product, it is possible to set precisely how many millimeters must be cut per side. Or on one side when onl...

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New: Watermelon Wedger

A watermelon is large and heavy. That is why more and more retailers are opting to offer manageable wedges of watermelon instead of an unhandy whole fruit. And watermelon is a popular fruit. Of course because of the taste and certainly also because of the red and refreshing appearance. In addition, watermelon also contains a lot...

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New: Pineapple Peeler: The first pineapple peeler with an extremely smooth peeling result

A pineapple peeler is not a new machine in itself, there are already many variants. But there is much improvement possible on a large number of points on the existing pineapple peelers. Among other things, by thinking carefully about a number of important principles. Increasing shelf life, a better yield and good ROI. The engine...

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ZTI attends Seed Meets Technology

24, 25 en 26 september Proeftuin Zwaagdijk (Nederland) Er is een grote vraag naar geavanceerde machines in de zaadverwerkende industrie. Onlangs heeft ZTI een machine ontwikkeld voor het openen en legen van zaadzakjes; de Sachet Emptying machine. Alle voorwaarden worden in acht genomen. Bijvoorbeeld stofvrije verwerking en het ...

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