Tong Peal, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of handling and sorting equipment for the vegetable industry, has introduced a new generation crop cleaning system, which is the latest addition to its range of farm and pack house machinery for 2012.
Developed with the latest technological advancements in mind, the EasyClean is the market’s only cleaning separator to feature an electric motor on every shaft, ensuring ultimate cleaning control, gentle handling of crop and guaranteeing minimal maintenance.
Featuring clod rollers configured to arc towards the deformable spiral rollers to give a constant gap and pressure in all cleaning positions, the new cleaning system provides an optimum level of haulm, soil and clod separation and removal. Accordingly, two different strength PU spirals are also available to users with the option of a 6mm or 10mm flute, offering effective cleaning to suit differing soil conditions across a variety of crops, facilitating increased crop throughput and cleaning quality. Low maintenance direct controlled drives assist in optimal control of the EasyClean system as well as reduced energyconsumption.
In addition, Tong Peal’s new crop cleaner is available with the addition of HMI touch screen controls, allowing complete control and ease of use when changing the cleaner settings to adapt to changes in crop type and cleaning conditions.
Manufactured in widths ranging from 900 – 2400mm and models with a choice of 4, 6, 8 and 10 rows of cleaning spirals, the EasyClean can be specified as a stand-alone unit or it can be integrated into all new 2012 models of Tong Peal’s market leading grading machine, The Caretaker.
“With over 80 years of engineering experience, Tong Peal continues to provide its customers with the latest market innovations in grading, washing and handling equipment,” said Charlie Rich, export manager at Tong Peal Engineering.
“We are committed to developing new equipment to really meet the changing needs of farm and pack house professionals, helping them to reduce energy consumption, minimise labour costs and increase throughput figures, while still ensuring gentle and efficient handling of crop.”
“The EasyClean System is a new, advanced and approved cleaner separator, which is the most innovative cleaning system we have ever incorporated into our machines, giving improved performance and even better crop cleaning. It has been designed with the latest technology in mind to ensure minimal energy consumption whilst offering extremely effective yet gentle cleaning of crop. “