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Virgin olive oil helps protect the arteries

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virgin olive oil has several virtues, including containing compounds that help our health. A study by the University of Córdoba (UCO) at the Maimónides Institute for Biomedical Research of Córdoba (IMIBIC) and the Reina Sofía University Hospital in Córdoba has revealed new benefits of virgin olive oil in our body.

Starting the day with this product streamlines the lining of the arteries, helping to prevent inflammation, which gives rise to possible cardiovascular problems in the future.

These studies seek to know the anti-inflammatory effects of virgin olive oil. To carry out this study, it was evaluated whether a diet rich in virgin olive oil reported more benefits for the body than one in which olive oil with a refined percentage was used.

Thanks to this study, a great difference could be observed between consuming virgin olive oil and refined oil. It was found that those who consumed virgin olive oil had more protected cells against inflammation.

“Inflammation is a reaction of the cell to a situation of oxidative stress. If it does not react to agents called reactive oxygen species, the cell runs the risk of dying, for which reason it triggers a series of defense mechanisms that lead it, in ultimately, to catch fire,” says Francisco Pérez Jiménez, a professor at the UCO. This inflammation is not very healthy, as it causes the cells in the arteries to swell, leading to possible heart problems such as atherosclerosis.

The researchers maintain that these studies are much better carried out in humans, since rats can achieve very good results in the laboratory but later this may or may not be transferred to human reality.

Phenolic compounds, in addition to having anti-inflammatory properties, also have antioxidant and antitumor properties. Researchers are very interested in knowing if these properties only act at the cellular level or if they can really help a whole digestive level.

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Expoliva 2017

By Autelec News

Expoliva 2017 is celebrated again and Autelec will be present. This is the XVIII International Fair of Olive Oil and Related Industries EXPOLIVA that will take place in Jaén from May 10 to 13, 2017. For more information, do not hesitate to write us.


Autelec participates in the EVOOLEUM 2019 Awards Gala

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EVOOLEUM Awards 2020, the International Awards for the Quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, brought together a broad representation of the best extra virgin olive oil producers in the world in the modern Espacio CÓMO in the capital of Madrid, in addition to the presence the acting Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas; the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Junta de Andalucía, Carmen Crespo; the presidents of the Madrid Academy of Gastronomy and the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional, Luis Suárez de Lezo and Pedro Barato; as well as chefs, influencers and more than 40 accredited media for the occasion.

Autelec participates in the 2019 EVOOLEUM Awards Gala as a special collaborator.


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Autelec Technology, electronic engineering at the service of olive oil

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Founded in 1979, Autelec is a company with 100% Spanish capital dedicated to the design and manufacture of electronic equipment and machinery applied to the agri-food industry specialized in the oil sector de oliva, in which it enjoys a well-deserved prestige thanks to the quality, innovation and reliability of its equipment. The Valencian company faces a new stage with changes in management but with the same illusion as always to offer the best service and professional advice to the olive oil and olive sector.

Historically linked to the agri-food market, Autelec was born as an engineering company dedicated to designing and manufacturing equipment for third parties whose scope of activity included sectors such as the bakery or the fruit and vegetable industry, developing weighing and netting equipment for fruits and vegetables, as well as continuous fruit sorters or classifiers according to their weight and color (1987). In this field, Autelec was a pioneer in the design and development in Spain of equipment equipped with microprocessors with 100% Spanish hardware and software.

In 1989, the company began a new and exciting stage by stopping working for third parties and creating its own line of products aimed at the olive oil market, having Since then, more than 2,000 units have been marketed. The list of projects developed by Autelec includes the determination of oil content for olives, pomace and other products (1989); probable alcohol meter in grape must (1992); meter of the quantity of oil produced by the extractors in mills (1993); low-resolution measuring equipment -low frequency- of magnetic-nuclear resonance to determine the oil content in olives (1998), developed in collaboration with the Institute of Physics & Bucharest Nuclear Engineering and Ainia Technology Center (1998); moisture and fat analyzer for oilseeds (Ahurigo) by near infrared NIR (2002), in collaboration with Ainia; or the Olicematic project, developed within the Seventh Framework Program of the European Commission (2009).

Currently, the equipment that Autelec designs, manufactures and sells for the olive oil sector are the MG-707 olive fat and acidity content meter, the of production of oil extraction plant CP-504/USB and the machinery for the packaging of olive oil DL-194 and DL-294. All of them share the characteristics that have made the Valencian company a reference brand for the olive oil and olive sector: great precision, high quality, easy to use, high reliability and easy installation, always with innovation as the flag and at the forefront of new technologies.

The MG-707 fat and acidity content meter is a system that guarantees great accuracy, allowing a real evaluation of the olives at reception to be carried out in just a few minutes to know its performance, without weighing or drying the sample, thus avoiding handling errors. Despite its longevity, the MG-707 continues to be the benchmark for measuring equipment, even the most innovative ones, which use it as a standard as it is one of the most accurate and reliable that can be found on the market. to be able to calibrate and check said devices.

For its part, the CP-504/USB oil mill controller provides complete information on the oil production of the mill in kilos and liters, available via a USB device. In this way, with the campaign totalizer it is possible to obtain the total oil produced up to that moment, while the partial counter allows the values ​​to be set to zero when desired, in addition to knowing the oil that is introduced into each storage tank, or the amount of oil produced by a certain batch of olives. Likewise, the instantaneous production, the average and the campaign average, all of them in kg./hour, indicate the proper functioning of the oil mill so that, in the event that the instantaneous flow decreases, the cause can be found and solutions adopted.

The semi-automatic packaging machine, one of Autelec’s flagship products, has undergone a thorough review in 2014 with a view to its improvement, a process that will go through in the short and medium the rest of the equipment that makes up the catalog of the Valencian company, although in the case of the MG-707 analyzer -and despite the attempts of other brands to introduce faster and simpler methods- this model is still currently the most competitive thanks to its accuracy and repeatability in the analysis.

The new DL-294 packaging-dosing machine, which will be presented at the XVII Montoro Olive Fair, is the main novelty of Autelec for 2014. Ideal for glass, cans, plastic or ceramic, this machine is better suited to filling small-format containers, standing out for its versatility, since in just a few seconds it allows the quantity of oil to be bottled to be varied between 0.01 and 10 liters with a resolution of 0.001 l ., In addition to being suitable for miniatures, it can be used for multi-capacity containers without the need for any adjustment. Likewise, the equipment is equipped with an effective anti-drip system to prevent the containers from getting dirty, while its weight dosing system guarantees high precision, while eliminating possible errors caused by different viscosities and temperatures. Finally, the machine incorporates an automatic and continuous adjustment that allows you to check the amount packed and make the appropriate corrections if necessary.


Export vocation and renewed management


Throughout its 35-year history, Autelec has changed its headquarters on various occasions, but what has never changed is its firm purpose of offering its customers the best possible service and advice in order to fully satisfy their needs, even referring them to other companies if they need it. At present, its new facilities located in the Mas de Tous industrial estate in La Pobla de Vallbona have a larger area dedicated to the workshop, which in this new stage has become a priority with respect to space for offices and offices, thus reversing the distribution established in its previous location in Alfafar.

Autelec Tecnología equipment is sold throughout Spain, especially in olive oil-producing areas, where the company also provides technical service for all its machinery. Likewise, the company has a free telephone service both in Spain and in the rest of the world, attended by qualified technicians whose sole objective is to solve any doubt or incident that may arise in relation to the equipment.

The company’s client portfolio is made up of nearly 1,200 clients in Spain and another 300 throughout the world, in destinations such as Portugal, Argentina, Morocco, Italy, France , Albania, Austria, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Tunisia, Turkey, India or the USA. And it is that Autelec also attaches special importance to export. Thus, around 50% of the manufactured equipment travels abroad, in these cases delegating technical assistance to its distributors.

The company is currently facing a new stage with a renewed management that successfully mixes the experience of one of its partners, Vicente Carot, with a long history of almost 30 years in the firm, and the drive -and continuity- represented by the youth of Raúl Martínez, the company’s other partner. It should be noted that the current Autelec staff, although specialized in the tasks of their respective Departments, has extensive knowledge of each and every one of the functions and activities of the company, a policy that allows them to face any specific task that requires a solution at specific times. immediate. Likewise, some of the former Autelec workers have established themselves as distributors of the company’s products, offering their services to certain clients.

Since its inception, Autelec has attended all editions of the Olive Tree Fair in Montoro, Expoliva in Jaén or the now-defunct SIO in Reus as an exhibitor. As Vicente Carot points out, “in all of them the fact that we carried out live demonstrations with our packaging machine has always attracted great attention, but the absolute confidence in the quality and precision of our products is what allows us to do it, so that all visitors can appreciate its accuracy, the absence of dripping and other characteristics that make us a benchmark in this sector”

The DL-294 semi-automatic packing-dosing machine, one of the company’s big bets for 2014, will be presented at the XVII Montoro Olive Fair


AUTELEC Technology presents a renewed version of its DL-294 packaging machine in Montoro

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Loyal to the Montoro event since 1992, AUTELEC Tecnologia will once again take advantage of the XVIII Montoro Olive Fair to present an improved version of its famous DL-294 packaging machine -the DL-294 Plus model-, as well as to carry out on-site demonstrations of the operation of its products and establish direct and close contact with customers and visitors to the show.

Founded in 1979 with 100% Spanish capital, AU-TELEC Tecnología, S.L. is a company based in the Valencian town of La Pobla de Vallbona whose main activity is the design and manufacture of electronic equipment and machinery applied to the agri-food industry. Currently, the company is strongly specialized in the olive oil sector, where it has managed to become a reference brand, although it has also developed its activity in the bakery industry -designing and manufacturing equipment for companies in the sector and , for a long period of time, was dedicated to the design and manufacture of equipment for the fruit and vegetable sector -weighing and netting machinery for fruits and vegetables, fruit classifiers according to their weight and color-. In this field, AUTELEC was one of the first companies in Spain to design and manufacture equipment with microprocessors equipped with hardware and software. In 1989, the Valencian firm went from being an engineering company dedicated to designing and manufacturing equipment and machinery for third parties to creating a line of its own products for the olive oil market. An important -and strategic- change of direction that has been accompanied by success thanks to the thousands of units sold around the world.

Presence in Montoro


One ​​more edition, as it has been doing without interruption since 1992, AUTELEC Tecnología attends the XVIII Montoro Olive Tree Fair with its own stand, an appointment that, beyond its aspect Purely commercial, it represents the opportunity to establish direct and personal contact with customers and visitors to the show, especially cooperative members. On this occasion, the Valencian firm will present a new version of its already famous DL-294 packaging machine -the DL-294 Plus model- which, with more than 2,000 units sold, is a true benchmark in the semi-automatic packaging machine market.

Totally electric, this advanced equipment does not require compressed air for its operation, just a simple 220/240v single-phase plug and a tank of any size. Thus, in just a few minutes the machine is capable of packaging any quantity from 0.010 to 10 litres. As in previous editions, the public that comes to the AUTELEC Tecnología stand will be able to verify in situ the optimal operation of the DL-294 Plus packaging machine through live demonstrations that undoubtedly already constitute a hallmark of the company. company at the Montoreño fair (the first one took place in 1991 with its first model, the DL-290), and in which they are absolute pioneers. Its filling precision is independent of the viscosity or temperature of the fluid, controlled by its own electronic circuit, while incorporating an effective anti-drip system and a stainless steel mesh safety filter. Currently, all AUTELEC Tecnología products are manufactured entirely at its new headquarters in La Pobla de Vallbona, from which each and every one of the different stages of the production process are controlled: design, manufacturing, distribution, sale and maintenance, always adapting to the needs of the market and its customers.

The DL-294 semi-automatic packing-dosing machine, one of the company’s big bets for 2014, will be presented at the XVII Montoro Olive Fair


AUTELEC, electronic engineering at the service of olive oil

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At AUTELEC Tecnología, a Valencian electronic engineering company dedicated to the design and manufacture of agri-food machinery specialized in olive oil and firmly committed to the environment, they don’t know what which is planned obsolescence, that fateful term so sadly fashionable in recent times. Rather, they do know it, but they don’t practice it. Its teams are still working after three decades of operation. And they all have guaranteed maintenance and repair, something that is not usual in the sector. The big beneficiary? The customer, of course, but also the environment.

Since its beginnings almost 40 years ago, at Autelec they have opted for the design of their own electronics that have allowed them to keep all their equipment in perfect working order, from the first to the last. And it is that in this company based in the Valencian town of La Pobla de Vallbona there is no place for obsolete equipment: today all its machines -even the first ones, with nearly 30 years running- have their maintenance guaranteed, since all electronic circuits are manufactured and repaired. Contrary to what happens with other firms, which are forced to replace electronic cards due to breakdowns, thus generating electronic waste that is difficult to recycle, at Autelec they are committed to repairing them, something logical if we consider that, as it is own designs, “repair will always be cheaper and more ecological than replacement”, says its manager, Vicente Carot, who acknowledges that “some customers are surprised to learn that we still have spare parts for such old machines”. Indeed, all the machinery marketed by this company with almost four decades of experience in the sector, from the most traditional assembly to the most modern SMD system (Surface Mount Device, that is, surface mounting technology), is manufactured in its facilities. , and its technicians also take care of the programming of all the equipment. In the case of the packaging machines, after selling more than 2,000 units in the company’s nearly 40-year history, the average time elapsed from its installation to the first mismatch amounts to more than 10 years, currently exceeding 25 years. fully operational performance. “Few machines remain active for such a long time and this is what our customers tell us: this machine has been here forever and continues to work correctly”, Carot indicates with undisguised pride. “However -he adds-, this makes it increasingly difficult for us to perfect the new models; but the experience and, above all, the concerns that our users transmit to us, is what moves us to continue innovating and improving our products, without forgetting those first machines that deserve to continue working correctly. Therefore, we can say that our path is guided by the users themselves and advised by our team of technicians.”

Olive oil specialists


From Autelec they point out that “our packaging machines were born by and for the oil, they were not derived from machines for wine, vinegar or other products, and although today the latest models have of versions for other products, we continue to focus on olive oil, where we have achieved a very balanced machine with high reliability, the DL-294 Plus”. Indeed, this bottling machine by weight stands out for its versatility, since in a few seconds the amount of olive oil to be bottled can be varied between 0.01 and 10 liters and miniatures, with a resolution of 0.001 liter, perfectly adapting to containers of 1, 2, 3,785 (1 Gallon) or 5 liters, without the need to proceed to any adjustment; and for its high precision, thanks to its dosing system by weight that eliminates errors caused by different viscosities and temperatures, and the automatic and continuous adjustment that it incorporates -after filling each container, the machine automatically checks the quantity packed and performs timely corrections if necessary. Ideal for glass, cans, plastic or ceramics, it is also equipped with a highly effective anti-drip system to prevent the containers from getting dirty.

A model whose great demand has caused its manufacture to be extended throughout the year, thus allowing its almost immediate delivery and thus avoiding unnecessary waiting. All the departments of the company are interconnected and its staff is trained to, at specific moments, be flexible enough to focus on one of them and be able to finish the required work as soon as possible, this flexibility constituting an important asset. when meeting the deadlines established to carry out a project. Thus, the research and innovation area is always working on new solutions with the most advanced techniques, and for quality control the company has high-precision equipment; while the customer service is in charge of providing advice on all the equipment in order to guarantee its maintenance in perfect working conditions, always following criteria of speed and economy. And to conclude, a piece of advice and thanks. “Throughout all these years, and given the spread of our brand, numerous companies -both Spanish and foreign- have tried to sow confusion by offering services on our behalf. For this reason, and always ensuring the proper functioning of the equipment, from Autelec we recommend not leaving maintenance in the hands of companies outside the brand; Be wary of calls and emails that try to offer their services on our behalf, and always verify the data that appears on the official website (logo, telephone numbers…)”. “Autelec is not just a company, it is not just the people that make it up, but all those who over the years have contributed their work and knowledge, and who, although they are no longer with us, contributed to the development of our teams. Without forgetting, of course, all our clients, without whom we would not be here now, and to whom we want to express our most sincere gratitude.”

In the case of packaging machines, the average time elapsed from their installation to the first mismatch amounts to more than a decade