Founded in 2007, under the name of Picker Technologies LLC (PickerTECH), and now doing business as, Whooshh Innovations, we developed a novel transport technology that takes advantage of pressure differentials in order to make objects of various size and shape transport quickly yet more gently
than traditional hand and mechanical systems. The Whooshh Innovations include numerous U.S. and foreign patents.
The "whooshh...." of the object as it is carried away in our transport tubes is an experience that
brings smiles of appreciation for the elegant and flexible solution that has been developed.
The initial whooshh application focused on automating the harvest of specialty crops such as apples, oranges, and stone fruit. The harvest of these fruits is almost entirely reliant on hand labor. Through Whoosh Innovations, the use of company's patented technology, fruit is quickly and gently moved from the picker's hand to the PickerTech harvester where the fruit is scanned, sorted and gently loaded into
a bin. None of this was possible under the current system where the fruit was bunched in a bag moments after it was picked. The end result is a significant increase in grower
returns due to decreased labor costs, increased product quality (less transport/handling damage),
post harvest treatment options, in-field cull removal and improved crop knowledge and reporting.
From these beginnings, we have applied our Whoosh Innovations to multiple applications including agriculture, fisheries, industrial processing. If you are interested in working with Whooshh Innovations to deploy a novel product or solution, please contact us.