Bagging, Packing & Shipping Equipment Buyers' Guide

Published online: Aug 04, 2020 Articles, New Products, Potato Equipment
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This buyers' guide appears in the August 2020 issue of Potato Grower


Natica Hydrodynamic Separator

While water supply is continuously diminishing, the demand for clean and safe water is continuously increasing. Thus, better water treatment technologies are currently needed. AquaHD has revolutionized the water industry by introducing Natica. Based on advanced mathematical models, this hydrodynamic separator allows for more e­fficient water treatment while utilizing 70 percent less footprint than traditional water treatment solutions.

The Natica is an innovative hydrodynamic separator that is a significant leap forward from conventional solid separation processes. It creates centripetal hydrodynamic forces to separate particles under low pressure. In the Natica, water flows through a dedicated circular structure, which creates high centrifugal forces under low pressure. The unique geometry and flow patterns of the liquid inside the Natica allow for the creation of laminar flow and for effective solids separation from the water stream.


Tong USA

(231) 924-5647

(833) 844-8664

E-TIP Box Tipper

Tong Engineering announces the latest addition to its recent series of new product developments: the E-TIP, a new, all-electric box tipper.

The next-generation E-TIP box tipper is built upon a patent-pending design featuring an innovatively designed crop-retaining lid for the gentlest handling, alongside an energy-efficient all-electric drive system.

The E-TIP box tipper replaces traditional forward pivot-tipping hydraulics with a box-rotating design, powered by Tong’s Blue Inverter Technology all-electric direct-drive motors.

Optimum safety is also a key feature of the new tipper’s design, with the machine requiring much less forklift movement than traditional box tippers. The more continuous loading and unloading process, coupled with fully automatic PLC-controlled tipping, results in a high-throughput box-tipping process, which can be specified to suit a variety of box sizes, depending on requirements.

For more information on Tong’s latest range of handling equipment, visit

Tong Barrel Washing Line

Built with efficiency, reliability and ease of maintenance in mind, Tong’s proven barrel washer is enhanced with a number of new and advanced features. An efficient and reliable direct-drive, inverter-controlled barrel drive shaft with heavy-duty coupling replaces the traditional chain-and-sprocket drive system, enhancing simplicity and longevity of the barrel washer’s drive system. An all-new washer door now brings users even greater control of crop flow, with a unique split-door design that is easily and fully adjustable via electric actuators. The next-generation barrel washer also features a heavy-duty stainless steel barrel drum, which is fitted as standard to all models, and is uniquely perforated for the gentlest handling of crops. A simplified top-shaft design incorporating Cooper split bearings is available as an option to eliminate the need for shaft removal when changing bearings.

Other new features include a heavy-duty direct-driven auger, a newly designed floating debris remover, and a centralized greasing point. Manufactured in barrel lengths from 4 to 16 feet, and widths from 24 to 60 inches, Tong barrel washers can be specified as a standalone unit or integrated into a complete washing line.

Ag-Pak, Inc.

(716) 772-2651

NEWTEC 4010W1 Bulk Weigher

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.


Rietveld Equipment, LLC 

(815) 936-9800

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 Rietveld 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.


American-Newlong, Inc.

(317) 787-9421

A1-PB EL Sewing Pedestal

The Newlong A1-PB-EL fully automatic, height-adjustable bag-closing system is designed for paper, polywoven, jute or woven cloth bags. The new EL series brings the addition of an electric lift mechanism, activated by a selector switch, for simple, safe and reliable bag height changes. This first-of-its-kind closing system provides an attractive and consistent finished product and is designed to accommodate both plain-sew and crepe-tape-bound closures.

This machine features vector drive technology, which allows for easy speed matching to existing or Newlong conveyors, promotes maximum speed flexibility, and facilitates fast start/stop sewing action that reduces material cost. There are optional add-ons such as automatic infeed device and conveyors.



(916) 388-3900

TOMRA Sorting Technology

TOMRA Food designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines and integrated post-harvest solutions for the food industry. The company innovates the world’s most advanced analytical technology and applies it to grading, sorting and peeling.

Over 8,000 units have been installed for clients around the world to optimize capabilities and reduce waste in the processing of fruits, nuts, vegetables, potato products, grains and seeds, dried fruit, meat and seafood. 

TOMRA’s mission is to enable its customers to improve returns, gain operational efficiencies, and ensure a safe food supply via smart and sustainable technologies.