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Processing and packaging line for lettuce and vegetables

An automated complete system for coring, cutting, washing, drying, weighing and packaging lettuce and vegetables for maximum efficiency, gentle processing and high product quality – also available as a SMART version

up to 2,500 kg/hMax. capacity
KRONEN processing and packaging line for salad and vegetables up to 2.5 t/h: automatic complete line for the coring, cutting, washing, drying, weighing and packing of salad and vegetables
Multicorer (4B/2B)

The Multicorer for the automated coring of large quantities of lettuce, cabbage and other products with a maximum diameter of 240 mm significantly reduces the personnel requirement in preparation.

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PLUS inclined conveyor belt with cleats
The PLUS conveyor belt from KRONEN is optimized with regard to cleaning and hygiene and can be individually adapted

Please note: The photo shows the standard version of the PLUS inclined conveyor belt.

The PLUS conveyor belt is optimized in terms of cleaning and hygiene. It is available with a flexible design, for example with and without cleats and in different lengths, widths, heights and inclination angles. It ensures a continuous process and a higher level of automation in production.

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Trimming table for 6 people
At the trimming station, four people can prepare the products for further processing.

Please note: The photo shows a trimming table for four people.

The trimming table for six people makes it easier to prepare products for further processing steps. Lettuce, fruit and vegetables can be trimmed or segmented in a user-friendly manner

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GS20 belt cutting machine

Versatile, efficient and proven: the multifunctional machine for the precise and gentle cutting of a wide variety of food products, including lettuce, fruit and vegetables, in very large quantities 

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PLUS inclined conveyor belt
The PLUS conveyor belt from KRONEN is optimized with regard to cleaning and hygiene and can be individually adapted

Please note: The photo shows the standard version of the PLUS inclined conveyor belt.

The PLUS conveyor belt is optimized in terms of cleaning and hygiene. It is available with a flexible design, for example with and without cleats and in different lengths, widths, heights and inclination angles. It ensures a continuous process and a higher level of automation in production.

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GEWA 5000 PLUS with dipping belt outfeed
The washing machine GEWA 5000 PLUS from KRONEN for the effective, gentle and economic washing of cut and whole products (salad, vegetables, herbs, fruit etc.) – large capacities up to 5 t/h.

Please note: The photo shows the GEWA 5000 PLUS with vibration outfeed.

A universal washing machine for large capacities: for the continuous pre-washing, washing, disinfection and treatment of both cut and whole lettuce, vegetables, herbs and fruit, among others

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GEWA 5000 PLUS with vibration outfeed and optional measuring and dosing system
The washing machine GEWA 5000 PLUS from KRONEN for the effective, gentle and economic washing of cut and whole products (salad, vegetables, herbs, fruit etc.) – large capacities up to 5 t/h.

A universal washing machine for large capacities: for the continuous pre-washing, washing, disinfection and treatment of cut and whole lettuce, vegetables, herbs and fruit, among others

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K850 drying system
K850 drying system from KRONEN: large-scale centrifuge plant for up to 5 t/h – for products including salad (salad mixes, lamb’s lettuce, iceberg, rucola etc.), herbs, spinach, cut vegetables (e.g. carrots and cabbage) as well as fruit and mushrooms

By means of a large-volume centrifuge with a diameter of 850 mm, the fully automatic, continuously operating unit is used to dry cut lettuce and whole leaves as well as cut fruit and vegetables. The system sets new standards in terms of hygiene.

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Two packaging solutions by GKS Packaging
KRONEN processing and packaging line for salad and vegetables up to 2.5 t/h: automatic complete line for the coring, cutting, washing, drying, weighing and packing of salad and vegetables

Packaging solutions, each with 

  • Ascending conveyor belt 
  • Platform with multiple-head scales
  • FLEX L packaging machine
  • Discharge belt
  • Rotary table for buffering
FLEX L packaging machine
FLEX L packaging machine for the continuous packing of salad, vegetables, fruit and other products in pillow bags (further bag shapes available as options).

The FLEX L is suitable for the continuous packaging of pourable food and other products, integrated into production lines. Bags with a maximum width of 350 mm are produced at a high working speed.

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Arguments for use

  • High automation level for maximum efficiency in production and high capacities
  • Integrated high-quality machines, including the GS 20, GEWA 5000 PLUS and K850
  • Designed for gentle processing and high product quality – flexible use for various products
  • Efficient weighing and packaging with the integrated packaging line by GKS Packaging
  • Simple operation and a low personnel requirement
  • Available as SMART version: communication of the machines for a constant production flow

Product groups


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For coring, cutting, washing, drying and packing up to 2,500 kg per hour

The automatic processing and packaging line integrates a range of KRONEN machines with a solution from the KRONEN partner GKS Packaging. The line is used for complete processing from the raw material to the bagged end product. 

The raw products are processed whole. The system can be used for processing salad leaves, e.g. iceberg lettuce, frisée, endive and radicchio, or vegetables such as red and white cabbage (generally round cabbage varieties) and peppers. The respective capacity depends on the product and the packaging size. 

The following machines or solutions are integrated:

  1. Preparation: Multicorer (4B/2B) for coring, with waste belts and optionally with a quick lock for the cutting cassette
  2. Conveying: PLUS inclined conveyor belt with cleats
  3. Preparation: Trimming table for 6 people
  4. Cutting: GS 20 belt cutting machine , optionally with a large choice of different knifes
  5. Conveying: PLUS inclined conveyor belt
  6. Pre-washing: GEWA 5000 PLUS HELICAL washing machine with dipping belt outfeed 
  7. Washing: GEWA 5000 PLUS HELICAL washing machine with vibration outfeed, optionally including a  measuring and dosing system, insect removal drum and fine particle removal
  8. Drying: K850 drying system
  9. Further transport: PLUS inclined conveyor belt
  10. Weighing and packaging: Two GKS packaging solutions each with
    • Slope conveyor
    • Platform with multiple-head scales
    • FLEX L packaging machine, the bags can be optionally treated and also printed via a connection for gas flushing (MAP)
    • Outfeed belt, optionally with a metal detector
    • Rotary table for buffering

If a second product is fed into the GEWA washing machine via a second cutting machine or a second belt, for example different salads, the products are mixed simultaneously by the HELICAL washing system during the washing process.

The line is ideal for packaging bags up to 350 mm wide. For packaging in bags up to 500 mm wide, a FLEX XL can alternatively be offered instead of the FLEX L.


Please note: The videos below show alternative processing lines.

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Videos

Processing line for salad and vegetable: for up to 1000 kg per hour
The video shows an alternative processing line for salad and vegetables: Up to 1000 kg per hour
High capacity salad and leafy vegetables processing line - teaser
The video shows an alternative processing line for up to 2 tons per hour.
Salad processing & mixing line up to 2t/h
The video shows an alternative processing line for salad and vegetables: Up to 2 tons per hour
Processing line for salad and vegetables: up to 1,000 kg per hour
The video shows an alternative processing line for lettuce and vegetables: up to 1,000 kg per hour.

Benefits

KRONEN supplies automatic and semi-automatic processing lines – for different capacities and a continual, effective processing process

Continuous and gentle processing of high capacities

The production line handles lettuce and leafy vegetables in a continuous process and therefore requires only a small number of personnel. The communication between the SMART-version machines and the visual displays for the machine operators facilitates a reliable, constant and uninterrupted production flow. This in turn ensures high processing capacities and maximum efficiency and quality in production.

Cutting machines, washing machines and drying system from KRONEN are optimized for use in processing lines

Automatic, hygienic and flexible processing

The KRONEN cutting, washing and drying machines are also designed for frequent product or recipe changes during a production shift. The belt cutting machines guarantee quick knife replacement. The washing machines fully empty in a very short time. The drums of the large centrifuges are blown dry during emptying. The hygienic design of the KRONEN machines allows all areas to be easily accessed and makes the machines easy to clean. User-friendly operation and the safety of operating personnel are guaranteed.

KRONEN offers a high degree of consultation and planning expertise and develops customized solutions for a wide range of different applications – complete processing lines from a single source

Complete solutions from a single source

KRONEN is a reliable partner, even when it comes to implementing automated processing lines. With a high level of planning and consulting expertise, the company implements the right solution for every customer requirement. KRONEN offers complete lines from a single source and integrates suitable machines from partners as required. 

Made-to-measure solutions


Accessories

KRONEN SMART Factory, SMART Machines: In future, wherever production managers, technicians or foremen might be, they can check the production status of the machine or line on a laptop or mobile end device at any time
SMART Solutions for intelligent, networked production

KRONEN uses its SMART option to provide communication-enabled machines and processing lines. Wherever production managers, technicians or foremen might be, they can use these solutions to check the production status of a machine or line on their laptop or mobile device at any time. The collected data can be used to make production processes even more transparent and efficient, for example with regard to productivity, flexibility, quality and safety. Do you have special requirements? We can develop an individual, tailor-made solution for you.

SMART Solutions

up to 2,500 kg/h
Capacity
Automatic
Wet disinfection
Continuous
Loading type

The capacity depends on the product, among other things.

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