The peeled, pre-sized and inspected potatoes are transported /dosed onto the segmenting machine in 4 lanes (singulined) with a dosing singulator. The dosing singulator can be set at different angles to the segmenter to adapt to the singulation of smaller and bigger size potatoes. The singulator is equipped with 4 wipers to be sure of correct singulation of the potatoes.
The potatoes drop one by one onto the transporting rollers in 4 rows. The transporting rollers are shaped in such a way that the potatoes are aligned lengthwise. By means of a double finger system each potato is positioned/centered symmetric before cutting.
The rollers with 4 row-aligned and centered potatoes are transported continually forward onto a knife block section to cut the potatoes depending on knife block:
- · In halves ( 2 ) pieces/ 8 knives
- · In quarters ( 4 ) pieces/ 8 x 2 knives = 16 knives
- · In 6 – cut ( 6 ) pieces/ 8 x 3 knives = 24 knives
- · In 8 – cut ( 8 ) pieces / 8 x 4 knives = 32 knives
On request it is also possible to apply a combined segmenting knife block section. This way it is possible to cut potatoes in two lanes into 2 pieces and two lanes into 4 pieces, or an other cut.
Default the segmenting machine will be delivered with one knife block to cut the potatoes into quarters. By means of one knife block in one stroke, 8 potatoes are cut. The knife block is driven with our Continuous Processing Technology to insure a long life span, a smooth running and a minimum of maintenance.
Feeding in height : 900 mm
Feeding out height : 900 mm
Total length : 2800 mm
Total width : 1350 mm
Drive segmenter : one motor 1,1 kW
Air connection : 1/8” connection
Capacity : ± 20.000 – 30.000 potatoes per hour