Rocky Lamattina & Sons

Date: 2019

Business: Rocky Lamattina & Sons

Location: Victoria, Australia

 

In 2019, Wyma Solutions completed the final phase of the new line for the team at Rocky Lamattina & Sons in Wemen, Australia, the most complex project we have ever worked on.

Believed to be the largest carrot wash line in Australasia (requiring 49 containers shipped from the factory in New Zealand in addition to components made and shipped locally), this multi-phase project was the result of a considerable collaboration between the customer and the Wyma team. Lamattina & Sons were involved in the entire design process and made key decisions throughout regarding technology, type of equipment and line layout all based on a multitude of operational considerations.

“When it came time to build our new line, I approached Wyma with three main focuses – low maintenance, simple to use and gentle on the product,” says Angelo Lamattina, General Manager of Rocky Lamattina & Sons.

This two-year project involved a range of custom-made machines that were specifically designed to meet Angelo’s team’s requirements, including:

  • Extra-wide Mega Wet Hoppers
  • Our largest ever Rotary Screen Filter
  • New design diameter Roller Sizer
  • 20m Hydrocooler, the longest in Wyma’s range
  • 40m conveying system
  • Hydro Cyclone without paddle
  • Rotating flume gate

The Lamattina carrot wash line processes 40 tons per hour (with a capability up to 60 tons per hour if required), and was built to run automatically and require minimal labor. The majority of the equipment is wired back to two main control systems located in a climate-controlled room, with 13 other electrical cabinets designed to be field-based.

The development of the vast Lamattina project led our team to a large number of innovations and improvements, which we have since implemented in several other projects. Over this period the Wyma team also designed and introduced a completely new piece of equipment – the Clean Wet Hopper – which has been successfully used as a storage solution by other customers as well.

Almost every Wyma team member was involved in the project and takes great pride in being a part of it, and the results for Angelo speak for themselves.

“Our operations have seen a vast improvement in the end product, and even our customers have noticed the difference. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about.”

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