Effective, gentle and economical washing of up to 600 kg per hour
The HEWA 2600 is a further development of the GEWA 2600 PLUS. It is optimized with regard to hygiene and a reduced cleaning time, for example thanks to a design with no horizontal surfaces, which allows the water to optimally discharge. What's more, the entire machine can be dismantled for simple and thorough cleaning.
Like the GEWA 2600 PLUS the machine is used for pre-washing, washing, disinfecting, mixing, treating and rinsing lettuce, vegetables and fruit. It can be used flexibly and is usually positioned downstream of a cutting machine between the low-care and high-care area.
The wash tank is filled either automatically by an infeed belt or manually. Both floating and sinking products are conveyed through the wash tank by the HELICAL washing system in a spiral movement. The flow rate and movement of the water in the wash tank can be adjusted to suit different products. At the end of the wash tank, the product and the water are transported to a vibration or belt outfeed by means of an overflow and sprayed with a fresh water shower. The water flows through a strainer into the pump tank, from which it is pumped back into the wash tank and used again.
Versatile application options:
- Lettuce (e.g. baby leaf, iceberg): cut and whole leaves
- Vegetables: cut and whole
- Herbs (e.g. parsley, chives): loose and in bunches
- Fruit (e.g. pineapple, melon): cut and whole
- Other leafy products (e.g. spinach), tuber products, pulses and mushrooms, as well as seaweed or kelp
As a result, the HEWA ensures an undamaged, optimally cleaned product that, if necessary, has been disinfected with a washing additive. In addition, the product can be efficiently mixed (e.g. mixed salads) and cooled down by the washing process.
Note: The video shows the HEWA 3800.