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13.02.2023 - News article

Fruit Logistica 2023: a review

At this year’s Fruit Logistica 2023 trade show, KRONEN unveiled its latest highlight: the KUJ HC-220 cube, strip & slice cutting machine. This new solution was presented to the global industry for the first time at the event in Berlin.

Besucher am KRONEN Stand auf der Fruit Logistica 2023

At this year’s Fruit Logistica, the strong international orientation of the event was again clearly present: Visitors from more than 50 countries came to explore the KRONEN stand, which was located in the new Hall 1.1 for the first time. KRONEN also took a global approach to offer its customers and interested visitors the best possible support and advice, provided by representatives from 20 countries, who ran the stand together with the German team from Kehl am Rhein. 

The world premiere of the KUJ HC-220 : cut large quantities of up to 8,000 kg per hour into (fine) cubes, strips and slices with precise cuts

The newly developed KUJ HC-220 cube, strip & slice cutting machine is ideal for the industrial processing of fruit, vegetables and other foods. It cuts large quantities with a consistent, precise cutting quality and offers a capacity of up to 8,000 kg per hour, for example when producing 10 mm potato cubes, or up to 4,000 kg per hour, for example for 5 mm potato slices.
The cutting machine, which was presented to the industry for the first time at Fruit Logistica, has been adapted for processing larger products with a diameter of 90 to 220 mm, for example celeriac, cabbage, bell peppers or turnips, thus reducing the amount of pre-cutting required for many products. The KUJ HC-220  is the big sister of the well-established KUJ-V cutting machine, which can process up to 2,500 kg per hour and products with a diameter of up to 85 mm.
At its stand at the trade show, KRONEN also presented live demonstrations of actual product processing with further innovations and classic products:

Innovations for salad, fruit and vegetable processing

  • The HEWA 3800 HELICAL washing machine is a further development of the GEWA 3800 PLUS. It is used for the continuous pre-washing, washing, disinfection, mixing, treatment and rinsing of lettuce, fruit and vegetables. The machine can process up to 2,500 kg per hour and has been optimized in terms of hygiene and a reduced cleaning time.
  • A fully automated system for weighing, sorting, washing and drying: In 2022, KRONEN GmbH supplied a total of four complete processing lines. The fourth system was demonstrated ‘virtually’ at this year’s Fruit Logistica trade show. The fully automatic, networked processing line for lettuce and leafy vegetables processes up to 2,000 kg per hour. 
  • MPC 100 manual pineapple chunk cutter: The tabletop device is a further development of the MASS manual pineapple slicer. This new tabletop model uses a dividing insert for six to eight 8 pieces to cut fresh pineapple into even, bite-sized chunks that are, for example, ideal for use in fruit salads or as pineapple snacks packed in portions.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who visited our stand!