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FTNON Product-in-crate washing machine for whole heads of lettuceThere is an increasing demand for the automatic, but flexible processing of fresh products.
The new washing machine of Food Technology Noord-Oost Nederland B.V. (FTNON) is purpose-made for a large flexibility. Many different lots of products, large or small, can be washed soon after one another. In their own crate. This unique system offers the possibility to bring clean whole heads of lettuce on the market.
The crates filled with product are put into the washing machine, by hand or automatically. A double stainless steel chain takes care of transporting the crates through the installation.
By means of a smart application of water streams resp. injections an optimal washing effect is created. With minimal water consumption. Thanks to a pulsating pressure and suction movement in the water stream it is possible to remove also the dirty parts between the leaves of the whole head.
At the outfeed side the crates are automatically transported out of the washing machine. Behind the washing machine a FTNON Product-in-crate centrifuge can be placed. This is a new, fully automatic concept for drying the whole heads after washing.
The system is not only suitable for whole heads of lettuce, but also for vegetables and herbs. Capacity amounts to 500 crates per hour.
Of course FTNON supplies also other processing machinery for fresh salads and herbs, vegetables, fruit, mushrooms and potatoes. Complete production systems for preserved, dried and frozen products belong to the delivery programme too.
For more information: Food Technology Noord-Oost Nederland B.V.