Fruit & Vegetables Processing

Helping you to produce high-quality products

Nobody’s going to buy a bruised apple – fruit and vegetables must be handled with care. But in order to turn a profit in this industry, it’s necessary to import and export in bulk.

And here we have the problem that’s hounded the fruit and vegetable industry for decades – how do you process huge quantities of products without compromising their integrity? How do you consistently deliver a high quality product to your customers without affecting on the high yields you need to break even?

We specialise in solutions

Having worked with numerous companies over the last 45 years in the fruit and vegetables industry, we’ve learned that, with the right bit of kit, anything’s possible.

We’ve got specialist equipment that can handle immense volumes while giving your products the care it needs. We’ve got systems that will screen your good apples from your bad apples, and systems that will boost your yields and add value to your products.

Machinery for Fruit & Vegetable Processing

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Grading Conveyors

Suitable for fines removal and slithers, broken, oversized, undersized, different fractions, or otherwise unsatisfactory produce. Ideal for the fresh fruit and vegetable production lines as it is a gentle process and we can offer a soft start option. We can also grade up to 4 different sizes on one conveyor in your production line.

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Metering Conveyors

Metering conveyors create an even feed as well as spread of product. This will guarantee a sustainable input of product at the start of your production line, which will optimise each line operation.

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Multihead Weighers

In our experience optimising the feed to a multihead weigher can lead to the fastest return on investment in the industries we work in. We can save 5% giveaway across your line and our conveyors are energy efficient and easy to hygiene.

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Vibratory Conveyors

Vibratory conveyors are superior to standard conveyor belts as they are quieter, more compact, more efficient, and much easier to clean and service. They also have gentle handling and we have developed a contact surface specifically for the fruit and vegetable sector.
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Laning and Alignment

The system is loaded at the back in a disorderly state, but by utilising our 3-stage system of descrambling, aligning and laning we can put your products into a uniformed formation before it feeds into the next processing stage. We have recently completed projects for asparagus aligning, raspberry laning, and descrambling water cress.
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Distribution Systems

Product flows through the main line distribution conveyors where each of the “junctions” can be called from the CCW multihead weigher to deliver product. This ensures no starvation and all the multihead’s are replenished on demand with ready to pack product.
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Storeveyors

Storeveyors are used to store your friut and vegetable products between processes on your production line. They maintain the freshness and integrity of your products before moving them on to the next piece of processing equipment.
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Elevators

If you need to split your factory over multiple levels we have many different options to elevate and lower your products.

Spiral Elevators – can safely move your products to different levels without compromising their integrity

Bucket Elevators – make it possible to move your produce between different levels. And the conveyor systems have much smaller footprints

Swan Neck Conveyors – allow you to make the most of your available space without compromising on speed, efficiency, or safety

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Inline Metal Detection

To accommodate wrap-around metal detectors we utilise a combination of polypropylene (under the metal detector) and stainless steel.  When metal is detected in your fresh fruit and vegetable production line a gate opens removing the rejected product in a split second.

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A proven ability to make businesses better

We’ve helped some of the biggest names in the fruit and vegetable industry to revolutionise their production lines. We have a proven ability to make businesses better – less wasteful, more efficient, and more profitable.

So let us show you what we can do for you.

  • Save space
  • Boost efficiency
  • Reduce manpower
  • Increase running time
  • Boost ROI
  • Reduce health risks
  • Reduce heat generation

Want to find out more?

Our expert engineers can design a customised solution for any situation. Just tell us what we need and we’ll show you what we can do.
Call us now on +44 (0)1384 895 121. Or email us [email protected] [email protected]

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