Vegetable processing equipment

Vegetable processing machines

Sormac is the international specialist when it comes to the development and production of vegetable processing machinery. Sormac’s product range mainly consists of potato processing machinery, carrot processing machinery, onion peeling machines, leafy vegetable processing machinery (like vegetable washer and vegetable cutting machines), cucumber processing machinery and bell pepper processing machinery. Apart from stand-alone vegetable processing machines, Sormac supplies complete lines and technology for food processing, as well as reliable service worldwide by our skilled engineers. It is our goal to be of service to our customers as effectively as possible.

Quality vegetable processing machinery

Reliability of vegetable processing machines, hygiene, precision and a long life span are typical of all Sormac vegetable processing machinery as a result of our market oriented development policy. Together with our customers we offer a solution to their demand. Our customers are progressive and modern companies, who would like to create a value-added product through quality vegetable processing machinery.

Reliable references

Sormac greatly values the opinions of its customers. Therefore, you will find some references about Sormac vegetable processing machinery below.

– Vegetable processing machinery for Freeze Pack (USA)
– Vegetable processing machinery for Feldhof Gemüsebau (CH)
– Vegetable processing machinery for Vihannes-Laitila (FI)
– Vegetable processing machinery for Coopérative des Producteurs Légumiers (FR)
– Vegetable processing machinery for Grecoma (BE)
– Vegetable processing machinery for Hazeldene Foods (UK)
– Vegetable processing machinery for Estevao Luis Salvador (PT)
– Vegetable processing machinery for Kout Food Group (SA)
– Vegetable processing machinery for Cormorèche (FR)
– Vegetable processing machinery for Sautter (DE)
– Vegetable processing machinery for Laarakker Groenteverwerking (NL)

In the range of vegetable processing machinery, can also be listed the Sormac vegetable dryers.

Sormac drying techniques

Many years’ experience have made Sormac the specialist in washing and drying leafy vegetables. Drying delicate leafy vegetables requires specific expertise and is divided into two main groups: mechanical drying and thermal drying. The Sormac centrifuges fall into the category of mechanical de-watering and the Sormac drying tunnels into the category of thermal drying.

In the past years, Sormac has marketed dozens of these highly innovative and extremely reliable vegetable processing machinery, THE centrifuges SC all over the world. Particularly due to their patented drive and infeed system compared to horizontal and vertical centrifuges, the machines are suitable for mechanically de-watering delicate leafy vegetables.

In addition to the increasing demand for a continuous mechanical de-watering system, Sormac has observed that an increasing demand for thermal drying tunnels has arisen. The Sormac drying tunnel LDT thermally dries the vegetable product to practically 0% adhering moisture. The less moisture remains on the product, the lower the water activity or aw value.

The aw value is one of the most underestimated factors in the shelf life and quality of foodstuffs. The aw value or water activity indicates the volume and the degree of free water in foodstuffs, and is therefore not to be confused with the water content. The water content consists of “bound water” and “free water”. This “free water” is the water activity. This is the water that is available to microorganisms.

The LDT is also characterized by the high capacity the machine can process while having a small footprint. Sormac uses a floating bed, where the product floats, as it were, above the lower belt. The drying is uniform because the distribution of the drying air is independent of the layer thickness. The internal air circulation prevents the production area from being loaded with moisture and heat.

Sormac is your specialist in drying techniques and all your partner for vegetable processing machinery. The great variety of drying processes enables Sormac to always give good and honest customized advice and help you decide which machine best matches your requirements.