Apparatus for processing vegetables includes (a) a conveyor formed as two or more longitudinally aligned conveyor sections 12, (b) at least one sensing station 13 with a camera system 16 for photographing and identifying the position of a vegetable on the conveyor, (c) an encoder 17 associated with said at least one sensing station, for tracking a vegetable’s position on the conveyor, and (d) a servo motor 18 supporting a cutting blade 19 for rotating said cutting blade through a gap between two adjacent longitudinally aligned conveyor sections. The apparatus preferably includes at least two spaced sensing stations (13, 14, fig. 1) each associated with a respective servo motor and cutting blade. The sensing station(s) may include a laser distance sensor 15 connected to the camera system and encoder. A singulator (11, figure 1) may be provided upstream of the sensing stations. In use, vegetables are placed singly on the...

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