Bagging & Packaging Buyers’ Guide

Published online: Aug 12, 2019 Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment
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This buyers’ guide appears in the August 2019 issue of Potato Grower

American-Newlong, Inc.

(317) 787-9421

www.american-newlong.com

3CM-5FG Automatic Bagging Machine

The 3CM-5FG automatic bagging machine from American-Newlong is designed for powdery products and features a vertical screw/auger feeding application. A dual-spout version is available for filling two bags at once for increased speeds. Product is weighed as it flows into the bag via load cells attached to the bag support mechanism. 

A bottom-filling machine, the 3CM-5FG raises a bag and slowly drops it as it fills, reducing the distance for the product to fall and creating less dust and blowback. A vacuum is also built into the filling tube so air is evacuated during filling. At the end of the filling cycle, airflow reverses to clean the auger for the next bag.             

American-Newlong, Inc. one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automated, open-mouth bag packaging and closing systems and equipment.

Rietveld Equipment, LLC 

(815) 936-9800

john@rietveldequipment.com

Potato Washing, Polishing & Grading Line 

Rietveld Equipment is the U.S. distributor for Allround Vegetable Processing, Meconaf Dust Extraction and Protec Optical Sorting. Being a fourth-generation grower/packer/shipper gives Rietvelt the experience and understanding of the equipment needs for today’s grower/packer. 
Allround is known for its top-quality machinery and competitive pricing. The company provides a complete line of washing, grading and cleaning machinery with free 2D and 3D drawings of your complete line, or of individual machines in an existing line. Alltec builds complete lines with capacities from 1 to 100 tons per hour.
Meconaf has over 20 years of experience installing custom dust collection systems in the seed potato industry in Europe.
Protec has over 3,500 installations worldwide for optical sorting in the food industry. Protec machines can have two- or three-way separation.
Rietveld Equipment offers full installation and service for all the equipment it distributes to the U.S. market. Parts and individual machines are kept in stock at Rietveld's facility in the Chicago area for immediate availability to U.S. producers.


Ag-Pak, Inc.

(716) 772-2651

www.agpak.com

info@agpak.com

NEWTEC 4010W1 Bulk Weigher

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The NEWTEC 4010W1 bulk weigher is an automatic 10-head scale specially designed for bulk-weighing of potatoes. The 4010W1 accurately provides 50-pound portions at speeds up to 20 per minute.

Ag-Pak designs and installs complete potato bulk-bagging and boxing lines. The 4010W1 weigher can be configured with bulk baggers or box fillers. Ag-Pak bin dumpers, inspection tables, storage bunkers and palletizers can complete the line.

All equipment sold by Ag-Pak is serviced by Ag-Pak’s experienced service technicians and parts specialists.

 

Haith

+44 (0) 1302 831911

www.haith.co.uk

Sample Washer

Haith has taken the guesswork out of sample washing potatoes, carrots, beets and turnips by introducing programmable functionality to the latest version of its Sample Washer.

By using an intuitive, energy-efficient inverter with a programmable user interface, the operator can easily set the duration of the wash, which can be as short as 30 seconds and as long as 10 minutes. Apart from loading the washer and setting the program, the operator doesn’t need to do anything else, as the process is entirely automated, with Haith’s timed wash procedure guaranteeing consistent results.

Haith’s Sample Washer is now loaded and unloaded from the front via an infeed chute with an interlock access door, allowing it to be placed against a wall or in a corner if needed. Up to 45 pounds of produce is fed into a pintle-lined barrel, which is semi-submerged in water, where the crop is washed. Once complete, the sample is automatically discharged onto a sample tray via an elevator.

The Sample Washer needs only about 100 gallons of water to operate, much of which is returned to the washer tank once the wash cycle is complete.

Paxiom Group

(833) 4-PAXIOM

www.paxiom.com

info@paxiom.com

Compact Modular Pick-and-Place Cell

Paxiom Group’s new compact robotic pick-and-place cell can be combined with synchronized conveying systems and incorporated into virtually any existing end-of-line packing process.

The top-load modular cell is equipped to pick and place various finished package types including bags, wrapped products, rigid containers, cartons and widgets into both cases and trays. The packing unit is engineered to operate using either vacuum or mechanical pick-up. Using servo drives, the modular cell assures gentle and precise product handling while maintaining product integrity. With the ability to properly orient logos and pack multiple layers of product into the erected case or tray, the modular cell is as flexible as it is dependable.

 

Wyma Solutions

+64 21 403 919

www.wymasolutions.com

Mud Separator

Wyma’s Mud Separator extracts mud from wash water so solids can be transported away and water can be reused. Wash water enters the mud extraction system, where a patented plate pack separates mud and water. Water exits through an outlet near the top. An auger can be fitted inside the cone to help thick, compressed mud exit at the bottom. Mud can then be transported away. A vibrator helps the solids move to the outfeed; a knife valve controls discharge.

This system uses no polymers, flocculants or coagulants. It has few moving parts and is low-maintenance. For best results, this equipment can be used with a Wyma rotary screen filter to remove large debris before wash water enters the mud separation system.



V4 Vege-Polisher

Wyma’s V4 Vege-Polisher improves the appearance of fresh vegetables, resulting in more premium-packed produce and an increased presence on retailers’ shelves. Wyma’s experience with rotary brush drum technology and brush specification means vegetables are washed and polished to the highest retail standards.

The V4 has a rotating drum made up of rows of nylon brushes. Produce enters via a large infeed chute. Two water pipes spray fresh and/or recycled water on the produce as it travels through the drum. Produce is washed and polished as it rubs against the rotating brushes and against other produce. At the outfeed, produce slides down a chute with minimal drop for a smooth transition to downstream equipment.

 

TOMRA Food

(916) 388-3980

www.tomra.com/food

TOMRA Care

TOMRA Care experts provide customer support in case of breakdowns causing production stops or interruption due to a defective machine. Whether by telephone or a remote connection, quick and reliable access to TOMRA service engineers often helps to avoid serious production losses. In some cases, an on-site intervention may be required. TOMRA’s extensive experience enables us to support a local service crew or, if necessary, to entirely carry out jobs which require deeper understanding and detailed knowledge. Operators can select the option that best fits individual needs.