VORTEX-line for germ reduction + prolongation of shelf life of fresh-cut products

VORTEX-line for germ reduction + prolongation of shelf life of fresh-cut products

The new Vortex-line from KRONEN has been developed for final treatment stage for vegetables (like e.g. various leaf salads, root products, etc.) but also fruits like apples and grapes achieving germ reduction and prolongation of shelf life and, consequently, increase of quality of products.

The principle of the washing line is simple: it operates by means of a tubular system (inside diameter 150 mm) with infeed and outfeed opening. The precleaned produce (vegetable, fruit) will be poured into a funnel. The produce will be flushed gently and reliably into the system by lateral rotation nozzles. Thereafter the produce flowing through the total tube length will be conveyed to the outlet.
The produce than will be delivered to an outfeed belt or vibration belt by means of a water slide. Flexible contact and dwell time of the produce is adjustable from 1 to 3 minutes.
The modular and space-saving tubular system can easily be integrated into existing salad processing lines, various installation layouts for customer specific conditions are possible.
For mechanical cleaning the pipelines can be disassembled easily and quickly by means of screw connections.

Optional dosing station: to dose and control a suitable additive for product treatment in the water cycle.

As all KRONEN-machines and lines, the Vortex-line is constructed in a very solid way and, therefore, particularly suitable for operation under very difficult conditions.

Benefits

  • Soft inflowing of product
    Soft inflowing of product
    Pre-washed product will be flushed gently and reliably into the system by water coming out of lateral rotation nozzles.
  • Flexible dwell time - product-friendly treatment step
    Flexible dwell time - product-friendly treatment step
    The product is flowing through the piping system (inside diameter 150 mm) in a laminar stream to the outlet. This treatment step is, therefore, very product-friendly.
    The water flow velocity within the tube system depends on the amount of supplied water and produce.

    Length of the piping system can be adapted to dwell time (e.g. between 60 - 180 sec.) according to individual customer requirements.
    The product passes through the piping system without using additional pumps.
  • Adjustable water flow
    Adjustable water flow
    Depending on product and desired dwell time the frequency controlled pumps can be perfectly adjusted. In addition, the water flow can be adapted by ball valves at the Vortex inlet.
  • Gentle product outfeed
    Gentle product outfeed
    Depending on the desired application the treated product will be delivered onto a vibration table or an outfeed belt.
  • Optimal integration into processing lines
    Optimal integration into processing lines
    The modularly built and space saving Vortex line can simply be integrated into existing processing lines and adapted to customer-specific requirements. Customized layouts will meet your needs.
    The Vortex-line can also be used as a closed transport system between two processings steps or two processing lines.
  • Simple cleaning
    Simple cleaning
    For mechanical cleaning the pipelines can be disassembled easily and quickly by means of hygienic dairy couplings.
  • FDA approved
    FDA approved
    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.