May, 2017 – Inspection Masters adds to its staff with two key hires.

August 28th, 2017

As Inspection Masters continues to grow to meet the emerging automation needs of Agriculture, we have recently added two key individuals to our staff. Jesse Duarte and Ken Howe.

Jesse Duarte just graduated with his second Masters degree, ready to design and develop software for the benefit of agricultural automation. Jesse is a veteran and we appreciate his service to our country.

Ken Howe joined our California sales and service team. He was born and raised in Lodi, California and has years of sales and service experience in the California agriculture market. Ken is also a veteran and we are grateful for his service.

March, 2017 – Inspection Masters Customers/ Partners Give Company High Praises!

April 7th, 2017

After capturing an estimated 97% of the Pecan sorting market and a substantial share of the Macadamia sorting market world-wide, Inspection Masters is setting new sales records in the California Walnut Market and its customer/partners are giving the company High Praises! Here’s what a few of them are saying:

Vink Brothers, Peter Vink, Tracy, CA (January, 2016)
“Using the WHS sorter we were able to eliminate 6 pickers and speed up our hulling line by half.”

Cooper Out West, Bob Molloy, Linden, CA (December, 2016)
“The WHS sorter reduced my labor by 2/3rds and made our hulling line more efficient. And the service was above and beyond. I highly recommend the Inspection Masters sorter.”

Gold River Orchards, Don Barton, President & CEO, Escalon, CA (January, 2017)
“We purchased an Inspection Masters WS-12,000/DS+ sorter for our walnut shelling line and installed it for the beginning of the 2016-17 walnut crop. Our objective was to pre-sort orchard wood and rocks which would often stop our shellers, requiring labor and creating non-productive downtime on the line. The inspection Masters sorter has reduced downtime by more than 90%. We could not be happier with the product and the great customer service.”

Sutter Foods, Rikki Bhatti, Yuba City, CA (January, 2017)
“The WIS-25K In-shell Line Sorter helped us to process large volumes of walnuts more efficiently. The unique 360-degree view sees the entire nut which allowed us to meet and exceed high quality standards with less people saving us labor dollars just as the WHS-30T huller sorter does. It was easy to operate and the service was exceptional.”

We invite you to join the Inspection Master’s Family of satisfied customer/partners!

December, 2016 – WIS-25K Walnut In-Shell Sorter: 360 Degree View of Nut Raises the Walnut Sorting Bar!

January 17th, 2017

For years Inspection Masters has offered State of the Art, NASA inspired, Technology in its line of In-Shell sorters for the Walnut Industry which catered mainly to mid to smaller processors. Now, IM has successfully raised the bar by demonstrating its new high capacity, 25,000 pounds per hour, WIS-25K Walnut In-Shell Line Sorter. The WIS-25K is an Industry First and views all sides of the nut, 360-degree view, via a “Rolling Cup” system to effectively evaluate and sort Walnuts in an In-Shell line. “Walnut processors told us that they would like to see a high-volume throughput In-Shell sorter that could view the entire nut to be able to eject as many defects as possible and reduce labor. The WIS-25K is our answer to this industry problem. We will bring the WIS-25K to market in 2017”, said IM President/CEO Roger Holt. Look at this video of the WIS-25K in operation at Sutter Foods in Yuba City, CA during the 2016 season.

June 13, 2016 – Inspection Masters developing an Intelligent Weed Sprayer System

October 18th, 2016

Most weed spraying systems “carpet” spray the orchard floor even if weeds are not present everywhere. This method wastes herbicide product and puts more chemical in the field than is necessary. Sometimes scattered resistant weeds need a higher concentration of herbicide but the farmer cannot afford to carpet spray a high concentration.

Inspection Masters is developing an intelligent sensor that mounts on a spray boom to only spray when there is a weed present. This video shows the capability of our initial prototype.

April 12, 2016 – Inspection Masters Sorters perform well in Chile

May 13th, 2016

Inspection Masters’ new WHS series Walnut Hulling Line sorters are performing well in Chile. CEO, Roger Holt visited all five Walnut plants around Santiago Chile to confirm each sorter’s performance and to interview each plant’s owners and operators. One owner said that he only needed on person picking on the Accepts table after our sorter and she slept most of the time. At another larger plant, the owner said they were able to reduce their picking labor from 16 last year to 2 persons this year as a result of our sorter.

This is a video of one of the WHS sorters in operation in Chile.

April 6, 2016 – Inspection Masters Appoints Sales and Service Rep in South Africa

May 13th, 2016

Inspection Masters just appointed Electro Systems in Nelspruit, South Africa, as its exclusive Sales and Service Representative for the Macadamia market in South Africa. Martyn and Robert van Beek and all of their sales and service staff have a long history of great support for the Macadamia growers and processors in South Africa. We, at Inspection Masters look forward to a long and successful relationship with Electro Systems.

April 5, 2016 – Inspection Masters now in South Africa

May 13th, 2016

Inspection Masters installed its first Macadamia sorter in South Africa at Ivory Macadamia Farm near Nelspruit. CEO, Roger Holt traveled to South Africa to ensure the successful installation and operation of our first sorter in the area. The MS-7,500DS+ In-shell Macadamia Sorter performed very well, greatly reducing the labor required to process their NIS (Nut In Shell) product. This is a video of the operation of Ivory Mac’s MS-7,500DS+.

March 8, 2016 – Inspection Masters’ New Building Ribbon Cutting

March 17th, 2016

Inspection Masters’ inaugurates its new facility with a Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony.

The new address is 2320 Westgate Ct., Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88005. All phone numbers will remain the same.

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March 1, 2016 – Inspection Masters Moves to Larger Facility

March 17th, 2016

Inspection Masters is moving to a larger facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to accommodate increasing production demand. We have outgrown our current production warehouse and will be moving into a much larger facility to begin production on March 1, 2016.

The new address is 2320 Westgate Ct., Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88005. All phone numbers will remain the same.

We will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE on March 8, 2016 at the new facility from 11 am to 3 pm.

January 4, 2016 – IM hires Don Sieling, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

January 14th, 2016

Don lives in California and will manage our growth in the California markets as well as oversee IM’s network of salespersons, OEMs, and Distributors world-wide. Don has decades of experience selling and marketing various agricultural products, systems and technologies.
We welcome Don Sieling to Inspection Masters’ growing team.