Ideal for fruit and vegetables: dewatering up to 2,000 kilograms of whole or cut products per hour
The HFDS 2500/600 from KRONEN's partner company Hitec Food Systems is a dewatering system accommodated in a line after the washing process and prior to packaging. The system is particularly suitable for whole products such as potatoes, snack cucumbers, apples or sultanas, as well as for sliced products such as apple rings, for example. It is also suitable for the preliminary dewatering of cut lettuce and other leafy products.
The product falls from an infeed belt onto the entry belt and is dewatered at two stations. The combination of air knives and suction fans removes the water adhering to the product particularly effectively. A knocking station positioned in front of each blower unit distributes the product evenly across the entire width of the belt to ensure an optimum dewatering result. A noise reduction box reduces the noise level of the suction fans and the air guide inside the box separates water from the airflow in a controlled manner.
The machine achieves a product with a residual moisture of approximately 6 to 8 percent without excessive mechanical stress. If the HFDS 2500/600 is used for the preliminary dewatering of lettuce, an additional dewatering step, e.g. with the BDS 3000/800 belt dewatering system or with a continuous centrifuge such as the K650, is installed as an upstream or downstream unit.