Carrot packer automates work

By Rick Pendrous

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MH Poskitt has installed a new carrot handling line
MH Poskitt has installed a new carrot handling line

Related tags: Stainless steel, Steel

Vegetable and combinable crops processor MH Poskitt has installed a carrot handling line at its Goole facility in East Yorkshire.

The new line features the latest optical sorting equipment and fully automated sorting of more than 1,000t of product each week.

The new Tong Engineering carrot sorting facility will handle Poskitt's washed carrot crop and is designed and built over two levels.

It incorporates a specially designed mezzanine floor to ensure the complete sorting process can be completed within one building.

Washed carrots are received onto the new high-care stainless steel sorting line by a series of elevators and conveyors.

They feed a seven-line optical carrot sorting system that integrates seven fully-automated Visar Sortop optical sorters.

The conveying system receives the sorted crop and transfers graded crop to boxes, bags, or onward for cooling, weighing and packing.

Poskitt is focused on improving the throughput and quality of its sorting processes, while minimising the amount of crop going to waste.

For more information, contact Tong Engineering.

Related topics: Supply Chain

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