We are pleased to announce that the design rights, Intellectual property and most importantly the future manufacture of R J Herbert Engineering Ltd equipment, have been taken over by Herbert B.V. Mr. Mark Verschuren.

Stabilisation of the business and preservation of this valued product range is therefore now guaranteed. Machines will be constructed to the same high standard by one of our partners in the Netherlands.

Shortly we will give you more details and further information. In the meantime, if you should have any questions, please contact Mark Verschuren at the address below, or send an email to: sales@herbert-europe.nl

Herbert Engineering B.V. Attn. Mr. Mark Verschuren
Luchthavenweg 99
The Netherlands
Phone: +31(0)40 20 10 434

We are pleased to announce the we will continue your need for spares & parts. If we can be of any assistance, please contact us.

Introducing Oculus

A new vision in optical sorting

Oculus is the next generation in high performance, compact, optical sorting for washed potatoes. Available in two widths (1300 and 2000) with a maximum capacity of 36,000kg per hour.

More accurate, more efficient, more consistent and more effective

Oculus, uses 360º vision, which allows for easy and effective inspection of every part of the tuber, infrared cameras for the most effective identification of greens, and the latest digital colour cameras delivering market leading resolution of up to 0.25mm sq pixel size for exceptional accuracy of defect identification.

Oculus identifies and sorts extremely easily and effectively for a range of surface abnormalities and diseases, including bumps and notches, skin discolouration, green and dark colours and common defects like green and mechanical damage, common scab, cracks and black dot.

Now available with remote connectivity

The new development utilises a wireless signal with all the information on grading, quality and throughput accessed from the OCULUS’s in-built computer to a remote device.

The finger friendly display developed for the OCULUS is replicated for touch screen devices, such as the iPad, to give ease of operation.

Programming, adjustment, exporting data and monitoring are all more convenient without having to go to the machine.

In addition access to data via the internet also allows our own engineering specialists to carry out remote diagnostics.

Key features

  • Fully electric operation
  • No hydraulics
  • Available with remote connectivity
  • New infrared color cameras
  • New LED lighting and better 360 0 vision
  • Extra 10% throughput


  • Space saving smaller footprint
  • Easier cleaning and maintenance
  • Food Process design and specification
  • 30% energy savings
  • Easier set up and simpler software
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