The newly developed top & tail machine TT 450 is perfectly suited for removing the core of lettuce with flat stem (e.g. Frisee, Endive/Escarole, Romaine/Cos) and cutting leaf tips.
It allows - with an at the same time improved yield of up to 6 % - a considerable increase in productivity by up to 110 % per person (Frisee and Endive/Escarole).
The TT 450 is characterised by its easy-to-use-operation:
The operator (2 persons possible) places the lettuce heads onto the automatic infeed belt.
The lettuce will be transported to the cutting blades and is kept in place with down holders for a correct and soft product guiding.
The lettuce core and the leaf tips are cut in one pass, which might be necessary with dry leaf tips or brown discoloration. Length of stem (10-60 mm) and of leaf tips (120-450mm) can be variably set. You can choose both functions together or only the coring function.
The TT 450 is equipped with an automatic waste separation which can be perfected by appropriate waste and outfeed belts. The solid industrial machine is completely made of stainless steel AISI 304 and can easily be cleaned and maintained due to hinged doors and removable covers.
All parts that are in contact with food are made of stainless steel or FDA approved plastic, i.e. all of the machine is FDA approved. FDA approval is documented in manual supplied with machine.