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PIP Innovations - D-BLADE Potato Industry

Introducing the ultimate solution: D-BLADE

Revolutionize your production process with cutting technology using delta robots, machine vision and patented multipurpose blade designs. D-BLADE is the first potato processing machine in existence that uses delta robots and vision technology.

The two delta robots in the machine can cut potatoes 3–5 times per second per robot with exceptional precision.
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D-Blade - full introduction

Custom made software for all your cutting needs

D-Blade allocates the required cuts exactly where you need them to be by means of Vision technology. The full system is customized to meet the customer's specific requirements, for optimal performance and efficient processing.

The machines are flexible and low maintenance, with the ability to make software adjustments. With deep learning, the machine continues to improve its performance and gain experience by recognizing patterns and making improvements to the code. The machine remains up-to-date, and its performance is optimized through regular updates from their software developers.

Revolutionize your potato processing line, improve the quality and maximize efficiency with the latest cutting technology.
  • Defect removal: Remove defects from potato slices or fries
  • Halving potatoes: Cutting potato in halves across width or length
  • Quartering potatoes: Quarter potato in 4 parts with one cut
  • Dynamic portioning: Cut potato once or twice depending on size
  • Hasselback potatoes: Production of the famous Hasselback potato
  • Baked potatoes: Cut cross halfway through potato
  • Sweet potatoes dynamic portioning: Cut potato once or twice depending on size

Benefits of intelligent robotic cutting
  • High Yield:Only remove what you need to remove
  • High Capacity:Up to 4 cuts per second per robot
  • Improved Product Quality:Precise position of the cut and clean, straight cuts
  • Handle any Size or Shape:Size or shape do not matter
  • Low Maintenance:Few moving parts and open accessible design
  • Defect Removal:Remove defects from your produce

A 360-view of the D-Blade cutter developed by PIP Innovations

The capacity of D-Blade is not calculated in kilo’s or pounds but in cuts per second.

Capacity Per Robot

Cutting speed is determined by the distance the arms need to move from cut to cut. The higher or bigger the product, the more time it takes. For pick and place applications, i.e. Hasselback, the speed is approximately 1 Hasselback per second. Please see the minimum cutting speed for different applications, assuming proper belt load.

Example Calculation

To calculate your required capacity in metric tons per hour use the following calculation: [# of robots] * [3600 seconds] * [average weight of produce in kg’s] * [ cuts per robot per second ] = 6 * 3600 * 0,2 * 3,5 = 15.1 metric tons per hour

Produce Cuts per second per robot
  • Large potatoes 3
  • Small potatoes 3,5
  • Potato slices 5
  • Carrots (topping, portioning) 3,5
  • Strawberries 3

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  • Weight 6000 Kg
  • Supply capacity 32A
  • Supply Voltage 400 / 480 VAC
  • Belt speed 150 - 1000 mm/sec
  • Air supply 8 bar (when applicable)
  • Clean with water Max 60 bar, 60°C
  • Cuts per robot 3-5 cuts per second
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  • Assembled L X W X H 5012 x 1540 x 3158 mm
  • Transport L X W X H 5012 x 1540 x 2451 mm
  • Weight 3000 Kg
  • Supply capacity 25A
  • Supply voltage 400 / 480 VAC
  • Belt speed 150 - 1000 mm/sec
  • Air supply 8 bar (when applicable)
  • Clean with water Max 60 bar, 60°C
  • Cuts per robot 3–5 cuts per second