Sormac, specialist in vegetable-processing equipment, will present its new generation of SC centrifuges for the first time at the Fruit Logistica in Berlin. The SC-740 and SC-940 centrifuges for delicate leafy vegetables have been upgraded and are now equipped with an integrated outfeed belt. This ensures optimal feed-through of the centrifuge system, resulting in even more efficient product processing.
The Sormac centrifuge, used for drying leafy vegetables, has more than proven its worth in the vegetable-processing industry: globally, nearly two hundred SC centrifuges have been sold. At the Fruit Logistica, Sormac will present an upgrade of this machine. “The upgraded SC centrifuges are, among other things, equipped with an integrated outfeed belt. This improves the feed-through of the centrifuge system. Despite the batch-wise operation of the centrifuge, a continuous product flow from and to the centrifuge is created. This makes product processing smoother and more efficient and improves our customers’ operational processes”, says Roy Lemmen, Sales Director at Sormac.
The SC centrifuges have been developed such that there is minimal movement of the product during loading and during the drying process. After all, movement means damage. “Drying delicate leafy vegetables is a finely tuned process and needs to be done extremely carefully”, Roy Lemmen emphasises. “Therefore the product is distributed very uniformly in the inclined drum, creating a thin layer. This prevents the leafy vegetables from damaging one another under the influence of the high centrifugal forces. During centrifuging, every leaf remains at the same place where it ended up during loading. For this reason, unlike many other machines in the market, the Sormac centrifuge is excellently suitable for drying delicate leafy vegetables.”
Presentation at Fruit Logistica
At the Fruit Logistica, which takes place from 8 through 10 February in Berlin, you can see the upgraded configuration at the Sormac stand (hall 3.1, stand D-10).