This example of a 5-ton per hour potato wash line provides a simple and cost effective post-harvest solution. Potatoes can be received onto an Elevator where they are feed into a Horizontal Debris Remover, to remove loose dirt, vine and other debris. Alternatively, potatoes may be tipped directly into the Wet Hopper via a Manual Bin Tipper. The Wet Hopper, a two-ton capacity hopper is shown here, provides some soaking time to soften soil before the produce is transferred into a Vege-Polisher™, for washing and polishing. Wash water is cleaned, filtered by the integrated Polisher Filter to for reuse and minimise water consumption. An elevator is shown to lift potatoes to Absorbent Drying Rollers removing excess moisture before the potatoes are inspected and sized. Illustrated here are three Screen Sizers, able to sort produce into four sizes. Potatoes are then transferred to storage bins via fall breakers or a Vertical Bin & Bag Filler for packing in a separate line. Alternatively packing could occur directly from the screen sizer output conveyors.
This line configuration would ideally suit a smaller scale grower, or packer, sourcing produce directly from harvest trucks, sacks or field storage bins. To learn more about the various machines used in this line please follow the links below. To learn more about this line, or how Wyma may be able to assist you with your post-harvest needs