Bagging and Weighing Potatoes and other root crops

This is where we started with the ORION RANGE of  potato handing machinery. Leading the way innovating the way spuds are bagged though the latest design, development and UK manufacture of all our specialist bag filling and sealing equipment. Our team offers the future of high quality equipment using up to date components and software to get the job done. We don’t believe in shortcut engineering we want our equipment and customers to have a good ROI and equipment which will stand the test of time.

We offer the complete solution from Initial inquiry to after sales service with large customer base in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada we can delivery to your requirement’s.

The range is as follows, Gemini Twin Head Weigher, Gemini in bag weigher, Automatic Sack Presenters, Automatic Complete bag control using the Smitsen heavy duty sewing head, with a bag range of 5kg – 25kg, right though to the fully automatic robot palletiser with the ability of stacking 25kg potato sacks 12 high using one up to four pallet stations. If your are looking to upgrade anytime soon then look us up.

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Bagging refers to the process of packaging agricultural products, such as grains, fruits, vegetables, or seeds, into bags or containers. Bagging serves several purposes, including:

  • Protection: Bags help protect agricultural products from damage, moisture, pests, and other external factors during handling, storage, and transportation.
  • Standardisation: Bagging ensures that products are packed in uniform quantities or sizes, making it easier for farmers, distributors, and consumers to manage and trade the products.
  • Branding and labeling: Bags often feature branding and labeling, including product information, logos, nutritional facts, and other relevant details.

Bagging methods vary depending on the type of product and the scale of operation. Small-scale farmers may use manual bagging techniques, while larger agricultural operations often employ automated bagging machines.


Weighing is the process of measuring the weight of agricultural products, both in raw and processed forms. Accurate weighing is crucial for several reasons:

  • Quality control: Weighing helps ensure that products meet certain quality standards, such as weight requirements for grading or market specifications.
  • Pricing and trading: Weight is a fundamental factor in pricing agricultural commodities. Buyers and sellers rely on accurate weighing to determine the value and quantity of products during transactions.
  • Inventory management: Weighing is essential for inventory control and management, enabling farmers and distributors to keep track of the quantity of products available.

Weighing can be carried out using various tools, such as manual scales, mechanical scales, electronic scales, or automated weighing systems. The choice of weighing equipment depends on the scale of operations, the accuracy required, and the specific needs of the agricultural enterprise.

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