FDS 5000 Flow Dewatering System

FDS 5000 Flow Dewatering System

The FDS 5000 Flow Dewatering System is optimized for removing excessive surface moisture from products such as fruit (cut or whole), hard vegetables (cut or whole), cut lettuce and baby leaf etc. while keeping the product in perfect condition.

With the possible adjustments the machine can be optimised on capacity, product quality and residual moisture.


The product is transported on a mesh belt with meshes of 1000, 2000 or 3000 μm opening, depending on the product. Four special air knifes and four suction blowers are dewatering the product whereas four knocking motors are distributing it over the whole width of the conveyor before each air knife and suction section. An air knife at the outfeed removes any remaining product from the belt.

The FDS 5000 is flexible and safe to operate:

  • Blowing action and belt speed can be controlled via frequency inverter.
  • The suction intensity is variable via adjustable air intake openings.
  • The special air knifes are height adjustable in several steps and can therefore be set for maximum surface water removal.
  • Noise reduction boxes reduce the noise of the suction units and separate the water from the air coming from the suction units.
  • Hygienic design is guaranteed due to open stainless steal construction, quick detension on the belt, easy opening and access of the pipe work.

There are different sizes of FDS systems available to suit the customers specific needs.