Disinfection, Preparing, Cutting, Washing, Drying, Mixing, Facilitate, Weighing, Packaging

Processing and packaging line for lettuce and vegetables

An automatic complete system for 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 2,000 kg/hMax. capacity
Automatic salad processing and packaging line from KRONEN for up to 1,500 kg/h iceberg lettuce and up to 2 t/h cabbage and carrots
Trimming table for 8 people
At the trimming station, ten people can prepare the products for further processing.

Please note: The photo shows a trimming table for 10 people.

The trimming table for eight 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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GS 20 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 4000 PLUS with dipping belt outfeed
The washing machine GEWA 4000 PLUS from KRONEN for the effective, gentle and economic washing of cut and whole products (salad, vegetables, herbs, fruit etc.) – large capacities up to 4 t/h.

Please note: The photo shows the GEWA 4000 PLUS with vibration outfeed.

A universal washing machine for high 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 high 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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K650 drying system

By means of a large-volume centrifuge with a diameter of 650 mm, the fully automatic, continuously operating unit is used to dry cut lettuce and whole leaves as well as cut vegetables and fruit.

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Shuttle belt with forward/reverse motion
Automatic salad processing and packaging line from KRONEN for up to 1,500 kg/h iceberg lettuce and up to 2 t/h cabbage and carrots
Packaging solution from GKS Packaging
Automatic salad processing and packaging line from KRONEN for up to 1,500 kg/h iceberg lettuce and up to 2 t/h cabbage and carrots

Packaging solution 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 level of automation for maximum efficiency in production and high capacities
  • Available as a SMART version: communication of the machines for a consistent production flow
  • Integrates high-quality machines, including the GS 20, GEWA 4000 PLUS, GEWA 5000 PLUS and K650
  • Designed for gentle processing and high product quality – can be used flexibly for different products
  • Efficient weighing and packaging with the integrated packaging line from GKS Packaging
  • Simple operation and a low personnel requirement

Product groups


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For cutting, washing, drying and packaging up to 2,000 kg per hour

The semi-automatic lettuce processing and packaging line integrates several KRONEN machines with a solution from KRONEN's partner GKS Packaging. The line is used for the complete processing of the raw material to the end product packaged in bags. 

The following machines or solutions are integrated:

  1. Preparation: Trimming table for 8 people
  2. Cutting: GS 20 belt cutting machine , optionally with a wide range of knives
  3. Conveying: PLUS inclined conveyor belt
  4. Pre-washing: GEWA 4000 PLUS HELICAL washing machine with dipping belt outfeed 
  5. Washing: GEWA 5000 PLUS HELICAL washing machine with vibration outfeed and an optional measuring and dosing system
  6. Drying: K650 drying system 
  7. Further transport: Shuttle belt with forward/reverse motion and 200 l standard trolley for buffering product
  8. Weighing and packaging: GKS Packaging solution with 
    • Slope conveyor 
    • Platform with multiple-head scales
    • FLEX L packaging machine, the bags can be optionally treated via a connection for gas flushing (MAP) and also printed
    • 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 types of lettuce, the products are mixed at the same time by the HELICAL washing system during the washing process.

Application options and capacities:

The system is used mainly for processing cut lettuce but also for cabbage and carrots as well as partially for whole lettuce leaves or other leafy products, for example mixed lettuce, arugula/rocket or baby leaf lettuce. 

The capacity depends on the product and packaging size. For example, the line processes:

  • up to 1,500 kg/h of iceberg lettuce
  • up to 2,000 kg/h of cabbage and carrots (cut)
  • up to 350–400 kg/h of arugula/rocket and baby leaf lettuce

The line is ideal for packaging bags with a width of up to 350 mm. A FLEX XL can be offered as an alternative instead of the FLEX L for packaging in bags with a width of up to 500 mm.


Please note: The video below shows an alternative processing line.

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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 2,000 kg/h
Capacity
Automatic
Wet disinfection
Continuous
Loading type

The capacity depends on the product, among other things.

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