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.
Features and Benefits
- In-plant fine-tuning
- Simplifies achieving grade specifications
- Achieves highest-value end product
- High capacity—average of 320 to 360 potatoes per minute
- Improves yields and quality