nanoSorter – Cashew Grading Machine
Stage of adaption :
Post Harvest Stage
nanoPix has unique imageIn Technology which correlates multiple camera images to extract 3D parameters without 3D reconstruction. This helps in constructing very low cost 3D tracking systems. This technology can be applied from Airport security to blood smear analysis in a wide range of segments. In 2011, nanoPix took this technology to agriculture by incorporating this into nanoSorter Cashew Grading Machine that can accurately grade cashew as per international standards. The accuracy is comparable only with very high expensive imported machines that are not affordable for Indian processors and farmers.
nanoSorter Cashew Grading Machine grades cashew kernels by size, colour and shape. Post-harvest, Raw Cashew Nut are roasted, cut open and the inside Natural kernels are peeled to remove the brown skin. After that, it is graded into various grades to sell in the market. The margin to processing cashew comes through grading. For farmers, it is difficult to get the correct grades and hence tough to sell their produce. Hence, we made machines to suite various capacity nanoSorter Cashew Grading Machine according to the farmer’s processing capacity at very affordable price.
Deployed in large scale
The first version of product was launched in 2013. It was an instant success. There were further improvements and market adaptation that has happened in various bands of customers – Export processors, Domestic processors, Farmer processors. More than 750 installations around India (in 22 states) and abroad (5 countries) and expanding.
Technology Not Protected
Apart from this application, nanoPix has active 20+ patents applied in India and across globe of which 4 international patents are already granted.
nanoSorter has a CE certification on specific versions that are designed for Europe Market.
Large Processors global processing market (Vietnam, Africa, Indonesia, Brazil), Domestic Processors across various Indian states, Cashew Farmers (specifically in Cashew Growing Regions of India)
This product can expand into various produce starting from Cashew, Almond, Raisins like high value produce to products like Mango, Tomato, Carrots to even products like groundnuts.
Marketing reach, funds to expand
Farmer Model – 7 Lakhs/unit,
Export highest end Model – 35 Lakhs/unit
Farmers previously have to give their Raw Cashew Nut to processors and got very meagre money. Cashew grows one season, harvesting during summer, large amount of labour is required. After that it provided no employment in the past. Now, they retain a part of their produce and process it themselves and get income and also are employed the entire year. This is great impact for the farmer and dependent family.