Processing and grading of roses should be done more accurately and more easily”, as rose growers told us by the end of 2014. This statement was one of the motivators to develop IRISS (Intelligent Rose Inspection and Sorting System).
The IRISS system is the first sorting system that can grade bunches into uniform quality grades, thanks to implementation of the latest know-how in 3D imaging analysis. The bud camera is capable of measuring bud height, bud width, color, openness (ripeness) and the bud’s angle of orientation, all at mm accuracy. The stem camera is also capable of measuring length, width and stem bending up to mm accuracy. Due to this accuracy level, it becomes feasible for growers to guarantee certain quality specifications to their customers, which is a unique ability in the flower business. Furthermore, the best roses can be graded in a separate premium quality grade, to better serve high-end markets.
It has turned out that flower traders highly appreciate that quality specifications are now provided and delivered upon. One can recognize IRISS roses by its label ‘Inspected by IRISS’. For more information, please visit www.iriss.nl.