Published online: Aug 08, 2012 Potato Equipment
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WEST FARGO, N.D.-Lockwood Mfg. announces the addition of a new potato-handling product. The Air-Controlled Separator is a complete handling and cleaning system that efficiently removes rocks, dirt, vines and other debris effortlessly. With the aid of high-velocity air, you can now clean and separate loads of potatoes easily while minimizing damage.


The 96-inch air chamber first cleans the debris by running the load over a full-width cleaning table to remove excess dirt, vines and corn stalks. The remaining contents move into the high-flow air chamber that efficiently elevates the potatoes into a high stream of air, lifting them onto the discharge conveyer while allowing the stones to continue through, removing them from your potatoes.


Features include:

*Complete system includes vacuum chamber, cleaning table, containment center and air supply unit

*5,000 cwt per hour capacity

*96 inch wide stone table for preliminary dirt and rock removal

*48 inch potato discharge conveyor

*Collection conveyors for both dirt and stones to one discharge point

*460 Volt 3 PH VFD controlled motors on all tables and conveyors for maximum efficiency

*Containment unit for collection of fine dirt and debris (vines, corn cobs, stalks, ect.)

*Provides a clean and noise free work environment for employees

*High efficiency backward inclined fan

*170 HP Cummins engine power plant

*Hydraulic activated clutch for remote start up

*Central control panel with remote access to air supply unit

*Range of accessory options to customize your ACS-8

Call (800) 247-7335 or visit www.lockwoodmfg.com.