“The upgrade to True-AI has been a huge step forward. With TrueAI, we have been able to greatly reduce post-control”
Benny Murre – co owner Top The Onion Group
Why is True-AI changing the game for onion grading?
Increased profitability, significant cost savings and minimal labor required. Artificial intelligence (AI) offers opportunities to improve your grading process with intelligent automation. This technology takes over complex tasks from humans and provides new solutions that were previously impossible.
- With Ellips True-AI (AI - based on advanced deep learning algorithms), you can significantly improve your grading performance with more accurate and consistent grading results for your onions.
- This allows you to achieve maximum returns and the consistent quality desired by your customers.
- High-quality produce leads to improved customer satisfaction and loyalty, giving you a competitive advantage in the market.
What are the most important benefits of True-AI?
✅ Outstanding grading improvements with the most challenging defects such as fusarium, misshapen and root tear.
✅ Your grading technology gets smarter every day. With grading performance moving towards 100% detection accuracy, you can fully trust the grading results.
✅ True-AI software has been trained to find defects all on its own, making your life easier.
The Power of AI in detecting complex defects
Every onion is different. So is every defect. Internal and external defects occur in many ways. This makes it difficult for existing grading technology to model and calculate all these combinations. The good news is that you can detect complex defects and onion characteristics with True-AI. You are now able to improve detection of difficult defects like fusarium, misshapen and root tear. You can detect them at a very high level of accuracy with minimal false positives.
See your grading technology getting smarter every day
Let’s talk about AI; how does it work? With True-AI, the algorithms are developed by using vast amounts of data of different onion varieties gathered all around the world. By incorporating additional defect data on an ongoing basis, True-AI will be continually enriched with data. This data is collected from our large global customer base across different seasons and growing conditions. You can all benefit from this collective intelligence.
Can we make your life easier?
Yes, this technology is designed to make your life easier. Operator's tasks will be less complex and more automated. You will have more time to focus on other important operational issues. As grading performance moves towards 100% detection accuracy, grading tasks can be done with minimal staff. Many of the grading parameters, previously created by the operator, can now be managed by the system. The True-AI algorithms work out-of-the-box so that you can apply them immediately without modification.
The best of both worlds: Human & Technology
The operator still has an important role to play. His/her expertise relates to the dynamic quality standards demanded by specific customers and markets. You want the best of both worlds. 1. An operator who has knowledge of onion quality characteristics. 2. This new grading technology to meet your customer's unique demands.
Shaping the future together with innovative growers
The next generation of onion grading is a sum of collective knowledge and experience. It’s built up through years of close cooperation with onion growers and packers around the world. Over these years, we gathered tons of data about all kinds of onion defects and grading challenges. With this intelligence, we have been working on the development of our Artificial Intelligence solution.
How did this collective intelligence arise?
For the past 15 years, Ellips has partnered with innovative onion customers around the world including, the UK, North America, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Together, we revolutionized grading, sorting and packing performance for onions. These innovative onion businesses delivered outstanding results using external and internal grading technology.
What were the key factors for this joint success?
- The introduction of accurate grading of internal defect detection.
- A grader built to withstand the rigors and environment associated with onion packing.
- Delivering unmatched throughput (tons/lane).
What will the future bring for you?
Innovations cannot stop; they enable the evolutions required to take your business to new groundbreaking levels. As such, innovation and continual product enhancement is the key to the long-term success of our customers. The new deep learning software True-AI significantly improved grading performance. This upgrade was rolled out at Top The Onion Group in The Netherlands in January 2023. The results are outstanding. And this good news is spreading fast. We are currently implementing True-AI at new clients throughout the world. This includes Rio Fresh and G &R Farms in the USA and Groka in Germany. We will also be upgrading our existing customers’ systems throughout 2023 and beyond.
Read more about this: 7 innovative onion packers embrace True-AI to transform marketplace
Are you ready for the next level?
Adopt the latest technology and improve your grading performance with True-AI. You can significantly improve your grading accuracy and consistency. This results in increased efficiency, reduced waste and increased profitability. You can be assured that each onion ends up at its rightful destination. This allows you to achieve maximum returns and the consistent quality desired by your customers. High-quality produce leads to improved customer satisfaction and loyalty, giving you a competitive advantage in the market.