Potato Grower

August 2019/IGSA

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WWW.POTATOGROWER.COM 15 American-Newlong, Inc. • (317) 787-9421 www.american-newlong.com 3CM-5FG Automatic Bagging Machine The 3CM-5FG automatic bagging machine from American-Newlong is designed for powdery products and features a vertical screw/auger feeding application. A dual- spout version is available for filling two bags at once for increased speeds. Product is weighed as it flows into the bag via load cells attached to the bag support mechanism. A bottom-filling machine, the 3CM-5FG raises a bag and slowly drops it as it fills, reducing the distance for the product to fall and creating less dust and blowback. A vacuum is also built into the filling tube so air is evacuated during filling. At the end of the filling cycle, airflow reverses to clean the auger for the next bag. American-Newlong, Inc. one of the world's leading manufacturers of automated, open-mouth bag packaging and closing systems and equipment. Ag-Pak, Inc. • (716) 772-2651 • www.agpak.com 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. Paxiom Group • (833) 4-PAXIOM • www.paxiom.com Compact Modular Pick-and-Place Cell TPaxiom Group's new compact robotic pick-and-place cell can be combined with synchronized conveying systems and incorporated into virtually any existing end-of-line packing process. The top-load modular cell is equipped to pick and place various finished package types including bags, wrapped products, rigid containers, cartons and widgets into both cases and trays. The packing unit is engineered to operate using either vacuum or mechanical pick-up. Using servo drives, the modular cell assures gentle and precise product handling while maintaining product integrity. With the ability to properly orient logos and pack multiple layers of product into the erected case or tray, the modular cell is as flexible as it is dependable. Wyma Solutions • (888) 554-6110 • www.wymasolutions.com Mud Separator TWyma's Mud Separator extracts mud from wash water so solids can be transported away and water can be reused. Wash water enters the mud extraction system, where a patented plate pack separates mud and water. Water exits through an outlet near the top. An auger can be fitted inside the cone to help thick, compressed mud exit at the bottom. Mud can then be transported away. A vibrator helps the solids move to the outfeed; a knife valve controls discharge. This system uses no polymers, flocculants or coagulants. It has few moving parts and is low- maintenance. For best results, this equipment can be used with a Wyma rotary screen filter to remove large debris before wash water enters the mud separation system. V4 Vege-Polisher Wyma's V4 Vege-Polisher improves the appearance of fresh vegetables, resulting in more premium-packed produce and an increased presence on retailers' shelves. Wyma's experience with rotary brush drum technology and brush specification means vegetables are washed and polished to the highest retail standards. The V4 has a rotating drum made up of rows of nylon brushes. Produce enters via a large infeed chute. Two water pipes spray fresh and/or recycled water on the produce as it travels through the drum. Produce is washed and polished as it rubs against the rotating brushes and against other produce. At the outfeed, produce slides down a chute with minimal drop for a smooth transition to downstream equipment.

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