Dries lettuce, fruit and vegetables fully automatically, efficiently and hygienically: up to 5,000 kg of product per hour
The K850 is a fully automatic drying system for lettuce, fruit and vegetables and is designed for use in continuous processing lines. It is an upgraded version of the K650. The increased capacity of the K850 is achieved by the larger centrifuge drum as well as shorter cycle times, which are achieved by increased acceleration by means of an even more powerful but comparatively more energy-efficient drive unit.
The product leaves the washing unit and is deposited on the infeed buffer conveyor. Due to the buffer conveyor, the K850 processes continuously, although the centrifuge itself dries in batches. As soon as the centrifuge with an 850 mm diameter drum is full, the buffer conveyor runs in reverse mode until there is space in the centrifuge. With an optional volume control, the infed product quantity can be optimized. At the end of the drying cycle, the spinning speed is reduced and the product is gently forwarded to the discharge belt by a single blowing-off procedure. It is timed in such a way that the product flow is as even as possible. After drying, the product is transferred either into containers or onto the infeed belt of an automatic weighing or packaging machine.
The parameters in the programs have been largely automated so that settings are clear and the system is easy to operate. Without product, the unit automatically switches to energy-saving mode. An integrated spraying system can be used for intermediate cleaning.
The K850 is supplied as a "Plug & Play" & version, meaning that only the cables of the individual components need to be connected in the free-standing switch cabinet to make the machine ready for operation. The system is equipped with a TOSI-BOX for remote maintenance as standard. Optionally, the control unit can be upgraded with SMART functions.