Fixing technical problems is what drives us at ERCmachinery. Contact with clients familiarised ERC with the issue of fully automated onion peeling as early as the 1990s. The main issue is being able to automatically determine the position of the top and the root plate of the onion. Many attempts have been made around the world to try and tackle this problem mechanically, but with very little success. However, we believed that this issue could be resolved with cameras and image processing technology.
These ideas led to a development project in collaboration with our client and friends at Moulton Bulb in theUK. Five working prototypes later, six OnionPeelRobots have been producing peeled onions at Moulton Bulb, day in, day out , since the spring of 2010. We are very proud of the fact that the strong personal involvement of Moulton Bulb and ERCmachinery has led to results. For further information, please feel free to contact us.