Tong Peal Engineering is set to showcase its latest range of processing equipment at Potato Europe
, one of Europe’s largest potato exhibitions.
The UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of agricultural handling and sorting equipment will be present at Potato Europe, on stand E02-06, to exhibit a number of new products from its 2012 range.
As well as showcasing its market leading box-filling equipment, Tong Peal will also have a working model of its market leading grader on display – The Caretaker 2012, which will be commissioned for specialist local French potato producer Bayard distribution, just before the event.
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Tong Peal Caretaker 2012
Used at Bayard for the gentle and accurate handling of over 12 varieties of salad potatoes, all sized between 18-28mm, the bespoke Caretaker features Tong Peal’s new generation crop cleaning system – the EasyClean separator, with HMI touch-screen control, allowing quick, easy and automatic alterations to speed and roller direction, for different crop and cleaning conditions.
Unlike other cleaning systems, the EasyClean is the only separator on the market to feature inverter driven electric motors on every shaft, ensuring gentle handling of crop and guaranteeing minimal maintenance. The electric motors not only improve throughput quality, but can also improve overall energy efficiency by up to 50%, when compared to earlier models of the grader.
“With a need to handle small sized crop, it was vital to put in place a process that was as accurate and effective as possible,” said Francoise Bayard of Bayard Distribution.
“The design needed to incorporate mechanised processing and gentle handling, whilst focusing on improving throughput efficiency.
“A key feature for us was the inclusion of a bespoke integrated stone and clod separator, as stones and debris can not only damage machinery, but also bruise crop,” added Francoise.
“Bayard’s Caretaker features the newly designed EasyGrade module with integrated stone and clod separator, which removes the need for multiple machines,” said Charlie Rich, export manager of Tong Peal. “The Caretaker is robust and reliable, offering effective cleaning and grading of up to 60 tonnes per hour.
“Exhibiting at Potato Europe is a great opportunity for us to meet with visitors from all over the world and showcase our latest machinery. With big developments in touch-screen technology, energy efficiency and bespoke integrated systems, this year's exhibit will give visitors a fantastic opportunity to see our latest range of processing equipment,” added Charlie.
Tong Peal’s team of expert engineers will also be on hand during the exhibition, to meet with visitors and discuss how Tong Peal’s products can improve labour, space, resource and throughput efficiencies.
Source: Tong Peal