A handy cutting system that reduces your waste mountain and increases your yield by as much as 70%!
Sometimes a sorting machine is a little too good at its job, causing potato strips that are wholly or partly usable to be treated as rejects and sent directly to the waste stream. A much better approach exists.
Meet the Glide, a mechanical and technical piece of Dutch ingenuity with which we have been achieving yield improvements in our customers’ sorting processes for years.
The Glide is based on the principle of the rotating drum and cutting chamber: the potato strips are conveyed to a kind of ‘cutting chamber’, where the unusable, brown edges are then cut off in two places. This cutting chamber is in the form of a rotating drum that positions the potato strips upright in a slot leading to the chamber, where they then slide past an adjustable blade. The cutting blade can be adjusted between 60 and 100 mm and can thus adapt to the length of the potato strips. The cuttings fall through a sieve deck, after which the cut potato strips return to the production stream.
The Glide illustrates the truth that simple is beautiful. This is a straightforward method that means considerably less waste and impressive increases in yield to as high as 70%.
Why not install Xcalibur within your production process?
Xcalibur does more than just sort. It classifies. On the basis of colour, length, shape and structure, the Xcalibur can scan and arrange objects and remove them using intelligent pneumatic ejection.