Large Carrot Line – Scale and precision
When scale and precision are important the configuration options available in this example of a 45-ton per hour line become a necessity. Three receiving systems are showcased, including a traditional Truck Washout, a Bin Tipper and an auto bin-handling system. In each case the carrots are gently received into Wet Hoppers, soaked and then elevated to the Hedgehog Top remover before being de-stoned. A short flume section carries the produce directly into the Mega-Polishers where they are then polished. Next the carrots are sorted mechanically and optically into the desired grades. They are then stored in Chilled Wet Bunkers (or in Dry Bunkers) before a final inspection and commercial packaging, either into produce bins via a Vertical Bin Filler or by way of an integrated Weigher, Bagging and Palletising system.
A line configuration such as this would suit a larger packhouse where scale, demand management and automation are important. To learn more about the various machines used in this line please follow the links below. To learn more about this line, or how Wyma may be able to assist you with your post-harvest needs, please contact your regional Wyma representative.
Rocky Lamattina & Sons
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.
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.