Salad Processing

Fresh cut salad provides many challenges especially with spinach, watercress, rucola, delicate lettuce or even onions, radishes and beetroot. Our advanced salad processing equipment has been revolutionising fresh cut production lines across the globe for 3 decades.

Our salad processing systems start with line input through to fresh cut washing, fresh cut drying, fresh cut grading, fresh cut optical sorting and fresh cut packing stations. Whilst we don’t manufacture most of the OEM supplied machinery on your line, we are an integral part of your production line ensuring a smooth and well-connected transition through each process.

We’re the trusted suppliers of processing equipment to some of the biggest names in the salad industry, right through to aspirational family businesses. We have a proven ability to make businesses better – less wasteful, more efficient, and more profitable.

Our Machinery for Salad Processing


Grading Conveyors

Suitable for fines removal and slithers, broken, oversized, undersized, different fractions, or otherwise unsatisfactory produce. Ideal for the fresh cut salad production lines as it is a gentle process. Our grading conveyors have been used to grade mushrooms, onions, and bean sprouts into different sizes.

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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.


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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Dryer & Blancher Infeed and Outfeed

This process ensures that no product leaves the dryer with any significant moisture content which could be detrimental to the appearance and the shelf life of your finished product.

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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 salad sector.
Laning Conveyor

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.
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Distribution Systems

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


Storeveyors are used to store your salad 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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Glazing Conveyors

Add some glazing conveyors to your production line and you can treat your customers to a truly premium product, by improving the appearance of deep frozen products, which may have suffered dehydration during cold storage.

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A proven ability to make businesses better

We’ve helped some of the biggest names in the fresh cut salad 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.

Our fresh cut salad processing equipment will help your business to:

  • Durable 24/7
  • Increase Running Time
  • World Class Hygiene
  • Reduce Manpower
  • IP 69 Drives
  • Boost Efficiency
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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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