Preparing, Cutting

PDS4L pepper coring and dividing machine

Ideal for the effective preparation of peppers – with high-quality results and a minimal personnel requirement. The semi-automatic, compact machine is optimized for coring and halving or quartering bell peppers.

3,360 pieces/hMax. capacity
Bell pepper de-coring and segmenting machine for the semi-automatic, cost-saving preparation of bell peppers with a high capacity and quality – from KRONEN’s partner Hitec Food Systems

Arguments for use

  • Reduces the personnel requirement in product preparation by 50 percent
  • Consistent processing speed and quality
  • High yield of up to 85 percent, depending on product quality and size
  • Affordable purchase price and low operating costs

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Clean and efficient coring and dividing: up to 3,360 peppers per hour

The PDS4L from KRONEN's partner Hitec Food Systems is optimized to core peppers and divide them into two or four segments. The peppers, with their stalks, are placed onto the cyclic product infeed, a cleated belt made of stainless steel plates. Four peppers are processed per cycle in the standard version, and 14 cycles per minute are run. The peppers are transported to the cutting bridge at a set speed. The cutting bridge is also synchronized for the cycle, in which it cuts and cores the peppers in one step. In this process, the core is pushed through the product infeed plates with the stalk facing downwards and discharged to the side via the firmly mounted waste belt. The cut and cored product falls either into crates standing on a holder or directly onto a conveyor belt.

The coring knife has a diameter of 57 mm. A set of knives for halving or quartering is included in the standard version.

Product requirements:

  • Pepper diameter: 75–120 mm 
  • Stalk length: max. 75 mm 
  • The machine processes bell peppers but not long peppers.
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Bell pepper decoring and cutting PDS4L
The PDS4L system is the perfect machine for decoring and segmenting sweet peppers and can be operated by one person. Up to 60 peppers per minute and thus, 3.600 peppers per hour can be processed with this system. Find more information here: www.kronen.eu/en/maschinen/pds4l
Bell pepper coring and cutting machine PDS4L: core & cut up to 3,360 bell peppers/h
The semi-automatic, compact machine is optimized for coring and halving or quartering bell peppers. Ideal for the effective preparation of bell peppers – with high quality and minimal manpower. The bell peppers, with their stalks, are placed onto the cyclic product infeed, a cleated belt made of stainless-steel plates. Four bell peppers are processed respectively per cycle in the standard version and 14 cycles per minute are run. With the help of the system, two to three people can divide and core up to 750 kg of bell peppers per hour. Between 50 and 150 kg per hour are prepared manually. This means that at least two to three fewer people are involved in product preparation due to the use of the PDS4L.

Benefits

With the PDS4L from KRONEN’s partner, Hitec Food Systems, you can reduce the manpower required for coring and dividing bell peppers, thereby cutting costs

Significantly reduced personnel costs

With the help of the system, two to three people can divide and core up to 750 kg of peppers per hour. Between 50 and 150 kg per hour are prepared manually. This means that at least two to three fewer people are involved in product preparation due to the use of the PDS4L.

The PDS4L from KRONEN’s partner, Hitec Food Systems, has been optimized for de-coring and segmenting bell peppers with a diameter of between 75 and 120 mm.

Flexible, efficient and cost-effective

The PDS4L impresses users with its high capacity, small footprint and comparatively low costs. It can process peppers with a diameter from 75 to 120 mm with a consistently high yield and optimum quality, even in the case of class II products. The waste, including the seeds, is cleanly removed from the good product. 

Safe, fast operation and maintenance as well as optimum hygiene have been ensured for the PDS4L by KRONEN's partner, Hitec Food

Optimum maintenance, cleaning and operation

The system, including the discharge belt, is easily accessible for servicing and cleaning. All covers are easy to open. A safety check is initiated, and the machine stops if the covers are open. Operation is ergonomic due to the inclined, high infeed belt. 


Accessories

KRONEN accessories
Set of knives for halving or quartering

A set of knives for halving or a set of knives for quartering peppers is included in the standard version. The other respective divider can be ordered as an optional extra. 

3,100-3,360 pieces/h
Capacity
Semi automatic

The capacity depends on the product, among other things.

Electrical power Power 0.5 kW
Voltage 50 Hz
Frequency 50 Hz
Air Working pressure 7–8 bar
Dimensions LxWxH 1897 x 1908 x 2052 mm
Weight 950 kg
Infeed/placement height 945 mm
Outfeed/delivery height 530 mm
Miscellaneous Diameter of raw product 75–120 mm
Cycles per hour 840
The data indicated are standard information. In addition, adaptation to other supply networks (e.g. 230V/60 Hz) is optionally possible (except for manual and pneumatic machines). Subject to changes.

Machine illustrations can include special accessories.