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Potato Halver

The Potato Halver cuts too-long potatoes in half crosswise, so that french fry processors can simply and efficiently increase yield, achieve length specifications, and prevent product length-related packaging problems.

The Potato Halver System accepts full line-flow potatoes onto a Flite Roller Table to evenly spread product. Potatoes then move on to a Diameter Sizer where small diameter product is separated. Large diameter potatoes divert to an Upright Length Sizer that removes short potatoes and transfers long potatoes to the Potato Halver for crosswise cutting.

Each halving lane includes vertical lift holding pockets, a device to center potatoes in the pockets before cutting, and a rotating circular knife cutting mechanism. The cutting lanes are fed by an integral, angle cross-feed conveyor.

The Potato Halver achieves greatest efficiency when used in conjunction with the Flite Roller Table, Diameter Sizer, Length Sizer, and Key vibratory conveyors.

The Potato Halver Cuts Too-Long Potatoes in Half Crosswise The Potato Halver Typically Cuts Between 320 and 360 Potatoes Per Minute

Features and Benefits

Accurate Sizing

  • In-plant fine-tuning
  • Simplifies achieving grade specifications

Rapid Payback

  • Achieves highest-value end product
  • High capacity—average of 320 to 360 potatoes per minute
  • Improves yields and quality

Efficient Operation

  • Minimum waste or reprocessing
  • Economical to install and operate
  • Easy to operate and maintain
  • Adaptable to any plant layout
  • Seamless integration with other Farmco equipment, Iso-Flo® vibratory conveyors, and Automatic Defect Removal (ADR®) systems for potato strips
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